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When you are in the midst of a night of clubbing, or are spending a long weekend at a music festival, you may come across the availability of drugs that you may not have experimented with before.

Knowing as much as you can about the effects of a drug can help you to understand how you may feel on it, and the risks associated with the substance. But there are not widely available studies on the combination of drugs, taken either at the same time, or at staggered times in the same session.

In this article, we cover some of the risks associated with taking ketamine and cocaine at the same time, but be mindful that with unregulated drugs, strengths and mixes will differ, and it is impossible to predict exactly how they will react together (or by themselves) when used.

For our other resources on alternative drug combinations, please click on the links below:

Should you mix ketamine and cocaine?

Using any drug has a risk associated with it, particularly for long-term use which can lead to severe side effects (we’ve written about the side effects of ketamine here). It helps to understand more about each separate drug before we look at what happens when you combine them.

Ketamine is a dissociative anaesthetic and sedative drug.

It is well known for being a ‘club drug’. In terms of its effect, some people report a feeling of lightness – kind of like if they were walking on the moon. Other effects can be more overwhelming, including having vivid hallucinations or increased anxiety. You may have heard of a k-hole, which is when a user on ketamine may become unresponsive as they are having hallucinations.

Cocaine is a stimulant.

Most users take cocaine to boost energy levels, which is why it can also be found on the clubbing and festival scene. It is said to provide feelings of euphoria, and make users feel like they don’t need food or sleep whilst it is in the body. The effects are short-lived, but the drug is highly addictive in order to try and reach those heightened feelings time and time again.

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Taken together?

The combination of cocaine and ketamine has been dubbed as ‘Calvin Klein’; this is the street name you may have heard before. Cocaine has often been used to enhance the effects of other drugs due to its stimulating properties, which can be dangerous, especially with ketamine.

Each drug has physical side effects, which we have written about in more detail. You can read these resources by clicking the links below:

Quit your cocaine and ketamine habit

If you would like to chat about an addiction to cocaine, ketamine or a combination of these drugs, speak to the team at Delamere to start your recovery. Whether you want to book into our residential clinic for a detox, or simply need more information for a loved one, our team is here to take your call today.

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