PCP rehabs provide inpatient detox and treatment programmes for anyone suffering from an addiction to Ketamine. Addiction to this drug is not as uncommon as you may think, especially amongst the younger generation whom it appeals to.
We offer short term and long term bespoke treatment, to enable you or your loved one to break free from ketamine addiction and live a happy and productive, drug-free life.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a medicinal Class B controlled drug.
Used for the correct purposes within a hospital environment, it is a quick acting, powerful anaesthetic and analgesic; typically used for quick non-operative procedures such as setting bones or resolving dislocations.
Ketamine holds a huge potential for abuse and is widely used by the UK’s party scene for its psychoactive and euphoric effects. Some individuals progress from recreational use to regular abuse and addiction. This is where Ketamine use becomes extremely dangerous and unpredictable.
The Effects of Ketamine
In medically controlled doses, Ketamine produces analgesic pain relieving effects, dissociation and drowsiness. It also causes amnesia of events that occur whilst under its influence, which, in a safe medical environment, is beneficial to the patient.
Ketamine has also been found to be useful in the short term treatment of severe depression. It has been hailed by scientists as a breakthrough in treatment. However, this should only be conducted within the safety of a hospital environment.
The effects of Ketamine mean that it is sought after and abused. This is not only illegal, but also very dangerous. Effects can be unpredictable and risky when not medically administered.
In larger doses, Ketamine produces intense feelings of euphoria and complete detachment from reality.
Abuse of the drug can lead to out of body experiences, hallucinations, fantasy and intense euphoria; this is when the drug works well. Ketamine can also have the effect of feeling paralysed and trapped in a terrifying hallucination of being dead.
Ketamine, with its sedative and amnesic effects, has alarmingly been linked to a large number of sexual abuse and rape cases; where innocent individuals have had their drinks spiked with the drug and then taken advantage of whilst in a vulnerable state.
Ketamine used outside of a controlled medical environment is never a good thing. The consequences of the effects can be very dark and leave the individual feeling confused and traumatised as a result.
Ketamine Abuse and Addiction
Ketamine abuse and addiction are probably more common than you think. At PCP we frequently treat individuals who are unable to control their Ketamine use. Abuse and addiction of this powerful drug can have devastating consequences to the user and their family. Addiction is a life-threatening disease of the brain, resulting from repeated exposure to, or abuse of a substance. It is not just the Ketamine that causes consequences, but also the addicted individual’s behaviours in relation to their drug taking.
Once an addiction to Ketamine has developed, the individual no longer has a choice in whether they use or not. Addiction changes the brain’s neural pathways so that the power of choice is lost. They are compelled to take Ketamine, regardless of the possible negative consequences and risks.
What Does Ketamine Look Like?
Ketamine, in its medicinal form, is an odourless and colourless solution that can be administered intravenously. In its illicit street form, it is sold in either a solution or in an off white powder that looks similar to cocaine.
How is Ketamine Abused?
Those that abuse ketamine will often snort it, or compress with a tablet such as Ecstasy or LSD. It can also be smoked with tobacco or mixed with beverages.
When abused, effects can last for up to 24 hours – seriously affecting coordination, judgement and decision-making skills.
Is Ketamine Dangerous?
Ketamine use and abuse are extremely dangerous. It can leave you very vulnerable and at risk of accidents. If taken in excess or mixed with other drugs, it can cause organ failure and death. When taken regularly, it severely damages the kidneys and their function, leading to intense pain and a life-threatening condition.
As Ketamine has analgesic properties, many only feel kidney pain when the drug wears off, and so take more to relieve the pain. In doing so they cause further damage. When an addiction to Ketamine has reached this point the individual’s life is seriously at risk.
Street Names For Ketamine
Common Street names and Slang terms for Ketamine include:
- Special K
- Super K
- Donkey Dust
- Vitamin K
- Cat Valium
Am I Addicted To Ketamine?
If you are concerned that you have an addiction to Ketamine, there are some definite signs to watch out for that indicate urgent rehab addiction treatment is required:
- Your thinking is preoccupied with Ketamine
- You have tried to stop or want to stop but are unable to
- You have increased the amount that you take over time, in order to experience the same initial effects
- You are willing to lie, cheat, steal, manipulate, deceive in order to get Ketamine
- You feel ashamed and remorseful around your actions and drug taking but still continue to take it
- Family and friends have expressed concern that you have an addiction
- You are unable to control your drug taking once you start and often end up on a binge
- You need to take Ketamine to enable you to function
- You have endangered your own or others lives whilst intoxicated
- You have physical or mental health problems as a result
- Previous attempts to stop and stay stopped have failed
PCP rehabs offer a full inpatient detox and rehabilitation programme for anyone who is suffering from a Ketamine addiction. Please call us now for immediate professional help.
Is There a Detox for Ketamine Addiction?
Ketamine withdrawal is rarely life-threatening, but it can be extremely uncomfortable. We, therefore, provide medical detox to assist you through the worst of the withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings.
By admitting to one of our Ketamine detox centres, we can help you to get and stay clean. We use a combination of medical treatment and bespoke rehabilitation therapies, incorporating powerful relapse prevention techniques.
Please call us today for more information on how we can help you detox and break free from Ketamine abuse and addiction.
Help For Ketamine Addiction
If you or a loved one need help for Ketamine addiction, PCP rehabs provide full inpatient detox and rehab treatment, to assist you in overcoming your addiction and making a full and lasting recovery.
We understand the true nature of addiction and how powerless and trapped Ketamine addiction can make you feel. PCP are here to help and support you. We only use evidence-based medical and therapeutic treatments that are proven to arrest Ketamine addiction and help maintain recovery.
UK Rehab for Ketamine Addiction
If you need a UK rehab for a Ketamine addiction please call us for immediate help and support. PCP rehabs can facilitate immediate admission to any one of our four exemplary and affordable CQC registered alcohol and drug rehabs in the UK today.
We can help you to break free from Ketamine and the terror, pain and misery of addiction. Take the action today, that your future self with thank you for.