Abusing ketamine alone causes many side effects as well as alcohol. Mixing anything with alcohol intensifies the effects of both substances and is very dangerous. It is very common to receive a prescription medication, and it have a warning to not mix with alcohol. That warning is for a reason. It can be very dangerous and risky when mixing anything with alcohol and can make the dangerous side effects even worse, especially when mixing alcohol and ketamine.
There are many side effects caused from abusing alcohol alone. Including thinking clearly, deciding, being aware of surroundings and possibly dangerous situations, drive or just remember anything. Alcohol can completely alternate your ability to any of those things. When people begin to mix alcohol with substances is when all those things become even more dangerous.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a drug that is used for humans and animals as an anesthetic. It is often used to put someone under and to make sure that a person does not feel any pain. However, like a lot of pharmaceutical drugs, it is often used recreationally as well. It was made to be an anesthetic, and it turned out to have powerful hallucinatory properties, which makes it a recreational drug of choice for many people.
Ketamine is known as a “Date Rape” drug. When using the substance, users have a difficult time moving and go into a “dream like” state. It is commonly used as a date rape drug also because it is tasteless so that people will mix it in a drink and the victim would have no idea.
Effects of Mixing Alcohol and Ketamine
Mixing alcohol and ketamine makes the typical effects of both much more intense. Depending on how much alcohol is consumed and the dose size of ketamine taken, effects of ketamine and alcohol may differ for individuals. In any case, mixing the two substances is very risky and can have fatal results.
Some known effects of using both ketamine and alcohol together include:
- Ketamine can impair your motor skills and make it hard to move around. When mixed with alcohol these effects can intensify.
- Nausea and vomiting can result when you use both these substances.
- Ketamine and alcohol can make a person drowsy and fall asleep. If they vomit, they may also end up choking on their vomit.
- The interaction of these two substances can also decrease breathing rate. This can result in respiratory problems.
Mixing ketamine with a depressant like alcohol can also impose the risk of coma or death for the user. When used for illicit purposes, ketamine can cause harmful effects on a user. Alcohol itself can be fatal when a person becomes heavily intoxicated. The interaction of alcohol and ketamine just to get high, or get a better buzz may only lead to danger and regret.
Ketamine users can not only experience hallucinations and a perception of reality, but they often feel as if they cannot move. Alcohol itself can cause slips in memory when heavily consumed. Combining both can put a person in a vulnerable situation, especially women. In parties or clubs, anyone can mix ketamine into their alcohol beverage, and they would not know it. They can get raped under this situation, and may have trouble recalling what happened, or wonder if something did happen.
Get Help Today
If you or someone you love uses Ketamine and likes to drink alcohol, it is imperative not to mix the two. Abusing one or the others alone can be very dangerous and mix them intensifies the dangers. It is essential that if you believe yourself or someone you love has a problem with either of these substances to get help right away and do not hesitate. It is never too late, and there is always help there to reach out for or just to get answers and support.