Ketamine Detox

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 12:00 am.

John Gillen - Author | Last Updated: 4th January 2021

Before ketamine detox can begin, it is important to understand the effects and risks associated with the drug.


Ketamine is a powerful anesthetic that is used on humans and animals. It is often billed as a “horse-tranquilizer” in newspaper headlines. It is usually in the form of a grainy white powder, although it can come in a liquid or tablet form.

Users claim it makes them feel very relaxed, giving a feeling that they are floating away. Some users feel incapable of moving, sometimes feeling detached from their body, similar to a near-death experience. It can also have hallucinogenic effects, changing how users see and hear things.


There are many risks associated with taking ketamine. These can include:

  • Injuries – ketamine use dulls the sensation of pain. This can lead to users injuring themselves and not knowing how.
  • Unconsciousness – the effects of ketamine can slow the user’s heart-rate and breathing, which results in loss of consciousness. This risk is increased when mixed with alcohol or other drugs.
  • Bladder problems – ketamine use can create bladder problems, which can make it very painful to urinate.
  • Mental health – Regular ketamine use can exacerbate existing mental health problems and can cause feelings of confusion, panic attacks and depression

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John Gillen - Author - Last updated: 4th January 2021

John Gillen is a leading addiction treatment expert with over 15 years of experience in providing evidence-based treatment methods for individuals throughout the UK. John is also the co-author of the book, The Secret Disease of Addiction which delves into how the addictive mind works and what treatment techniques work best.