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A 37-year-old female asked about a 44-year-old male:

im addicted to ketamine how can i stop?

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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Seek help.: First step is being motivated to stop. Glad that u r there. Talk to your doc. Next step is safe detox. Then the hard part will begin. Delete phone numbers of all your using friends from your phonebook. Change your phone number so they can't call you. Join a 12-step program. Replace your habits and rituals surrounding the addiction with positive ones. Depression treatment may be needed. Good luck!

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Ketamine question: any unpleasant side effects?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Depends: The usual side effects are as follows: delirium dizziness blurred vision altered hearing hypertension tachycardia hypersalivation nausea and vomiting erythema pain at injection site psychomimetic phenomenon euphoria aphasia blunted affect psychomotor retardation vivid dreams nightmares impaired attention, memory and judgement illusions hallucinations altered body image.
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Is ketamine something people can easily od on?

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Yes: Please do not try ketamine, as it can lead to death.
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Can ketamine produce hallucinogenic effects?

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Yes: Ketamine can cause psychotropic effects as it acts on nmda receptors in the brain and spinal cord.
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What are the negative effects of ketamine on the nervous system?

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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Don't try it at home: Ketamine acts as an anesthetic that causes sedation and can put you to sleep .It acts on the cortex and other brain structures. Acting through the brain it can cause depressed breathing, low blood pressure, heart rhythm problems, confusion, hallucinations, jerky muscle movements . It wipes out recent memory. If not administered by a skilled doctor it can be fatal
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are some effects of the drug ketamine?

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Unconsciousness: Ketamine can cause unconsciousness, salivation, decrease pain sensation, dissociative hypnotic states, hallucinations, etc.

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