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Ketamine Detox & Treatment in Manitoba

Medical practitioners and veterinarians use ketamine as an anesthetic, and the drug is also used as a recreational drug. Substance abuse in Manitoba affects many different people throughout the province. Ketamine is used as a psychedelic drug and causes a person to see, hear, smell, feel or taste things that are not there. Ketamine is a type of dissociative drug and creates a feeling of being detached from your body or mind. When the drug is sold illegally, it usually comes as a white crystalline powder and can also be easily dissolved in liquid. Ketamine has no odor or color and has a reputation for being used as a date rape drug. Ketamine is easily dissolved in liquids, such as alcohol, and given to someone who is the potential victim of a sexual assault. The drug often has no taste, and the effects are felt almost immediately.

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When ketamine is abused it can be swallowed, snorted, injected, or mixed into a liquid and consumed. The drug can also be smoked with tobacco or marijuana, and the drug affects everyone differently. The effects of ketamine are based on a person’s size, weight, and health. The intensity of the drug is determined by whether other drugs are taken, the amount of ketamine used, and the strength of the drug. The psychological and physical effects of ketamine include feelings of happiness and being relaxed, along with feeling detached from your body. Hallucinations are also possible, and the person using ketamine will feel confused and clumsy. Ketamine will also cause an increased heart rate and raise blood pressure. Ketamine users will suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, and depression.

Too much ketamine does cause overdose, and the effects of overdose include an inability to move, rigid muscles, high body temperature, fast heartbeat, convulsions, coma, and, eventually, death. After ketamine has been used the drug user will experience memory loss, impaired judgment, disorientation, clumsiness, aches, and pains, and depression. Long-term ketamine users suffer from ketamine bladder syndrome, which is caused by repeated doses of ketamine. The symptoms include difficulty holding in urine and incontinence, which leads to ulceration in the bladder. Ketamine is a common recreational drug and is often used with other drugs such as alcohol or even opiates. The combination of ketamine, alcohol, and or opiates will cause a depressive state, which can lead to vomiting, shallow breathing, coma, and even death.

It is not uncommon for ketamine to be used with amphetamines, ecstasy, and even cocaine. The combination of these drugs places an enormous strain on the body, which can lead to an increased heart rate. If a ketamine abuse problem is part of a more significant drug problem, there are treatment resources in the province that will help. The Department of Health, Seniors and Active Living is the ministry responsible for treatment services in Manitoba. The drug treatment services are provided through Addictions Foundation Manitoba and eleven provincially funded grant-funded agencies. Withdrawal management in Manitoba is done within a residential setting, and there are no non-residential withdrawal management programs within the province.

The withdrawal process from ketamine can take three to four days and is best done under proper supervision. The withdrawal symptoms include cravings for ketamine, no appetite, tiredness, chills, sweating, restlessness, tremors, anxiety, depress, and an irregular heartbeat. Withdrawal symptoms are treated through detox before therapy. There are many publicly funded treatment programs within the province, and on average, over 10,000 residents each year access these programs.

Source: https://adf.org.au/


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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