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Not every addiction is the same, meaning that when looking for the warning signs and symptoms of ketamine addiction, each person will have differing indicators. But it can be helpful to know more about the typical signs and symptoms, as this can be helpful for those who are wondering if their habit has gone from casual to a reliance on a drug, or for family members and friends who want to learn more.

After reading this article, you may still have some questions which require a deeper look into your own situation, and we would be more than happy to chat by phone (if you prefer to message us online, send us an email, a webform or use our live chat facility).

Why may addictions differ between people?

Ketamine is a drug that can give quite different effects depending on the dosage that is taken. It can be taken in environments that some would class as ‘casual’, such as a club or a festival, but others may rely on it for other occasions too. If you are struggling to imagine certain scenarios without using ketamine, it is a good opportunity to consider whether your casual habit has developed into something more.

Ketamine addiction symptoms

Psychological signs

There are some symptoms of ketamine addiction that can be classed as psychological. These are:

  • Anxiety and/or depression
  • Fear, paranoia
  • Confusion
  • Loss of memory
  • Experiencing auditory or visual hallucinations
  • Having a feeling that you are floating or could fly
  • Increased risk taking
  • Distorted understanding of time and reality
  • Feeling like you are detached from your body and/or surroundings
  • Being in a trance
  • Euphoric feelings
  • Increased symptoms of pre-existing mental health conditions

Reliance on ketamine

Then there are a set of symptoms that either rely on the use or ketamine, or are caused by distractions based on other things now seeming less important.

  • Using ketamine as a stress relief tool
  • Inability to focus on important areas of life such as work or home
  • Regularly using ketamine, perhaps daily or multiple times a week
  • Mixing ketamine with other drugs to experience different highs
  • Feeling like you are unsure how to stop taking ketamine
  • Dropping attendance at activity clubs, stopping usual hobbies
  • Thinking about the next opportunity to have ketamine
  • A breakdown in a relationship due to ketamine use
  • Social isolation, or only socialising with people who take ketamine or other drugs
  • Selling items to pay for your drugs
  • Stealing money to pay for your drugs
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