Ketamine is a psychoactive substance which is used recreationally, sometimes addictively or harmfully, but also therapeutically for medical treatment. In medical hands it is a very safe drug- used as an anaesthetic, for pain relief and recently for therapeutic or medical treatment for resistant depression. Other users must manage dosage carefully to prevent physical collapse from loss of consciousness (the “K” hole). Irreversible bladder damage can result from long-term use. Known side effects include high blood pressure and nausea/vomiting.
Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, Therapeutic Ketamine and medically administered Ketamine carry few risks because a caring and knowledgeable treatment team will create a therapeutic space, monitor safety and give sensitive support. This ensures a good treatment outcome.