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Dissociative Drugs Overview

What Is a Dissociative Drug? The dissociatives are a class of substances comprised of various psychoactive compounds that result in a distorted sense of reality and, characteristically, dissociation—or a sense...

What Are the Withdrawals Associated with Ketamine?

Ketamine was approved for medical use in the United States in the 1970s, and it has been successfully used as an anesthetic and tranquilizer for people and in veterinary medicine. As a...

What Are the Signs of Abuse for Ketamine?

Ketamine was developed as an anesthetic in 1962 with the intention of working rapidly to induce unconsciousness in people going into surgery. Although it is very effective for this purpose, it has...

Long-Term Effects of Ketamine

Ketamine has been making news for its potential application in the treatment of depression and other mental health conditions, but healthcare experts warn that the drug has long-term effects that...

The Signs of PCP Abuse

Phencyclidine, or PCP, is a drug used for its hallucinogenic and dissociative effects. It was once administered as an intravenous anesthetic. By the mid-1960s, the drug was discontinued due to...

Why Do People Take Ketamine?

Ketamine was developed in the 1960s as an alternative to the drug phencyclidine (PCP). It is classified by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning that...

What Will Happen if You Take Too Much Ketamine?

Pharmaceutical ketamine is a prescription medication, mostly used in veterinary medicine, but diverted and other illicit forms of the drug are often abused recreationally.1Ketamine is classified as a dissociative drug...

Can Ketamine Be Used to Treat Depression?

Within recent years, various organizations and individuals have studied the potential use of ketamine as a drug to treat depression. According to an article published in the Pharmaceutical Journal, various clinics...

Help for People Abusing Ketamine 

Ketamine is a synthetic drug that is used in initiating anesthesia, for pain relief, and to keep patients in intensive care sedated. It is also being investigated as a possible treatment for...

Can DXM (Cough Syrup) Be Abused? 

Dextromethorphan, also known as DXM, is a substance commonly found in many over-the-counter medications.  Its primary uses are as an antitussive (a cough suppressant) and as an expectorant (decongestant). Background DXM...

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