Risk of serious urinary damage in the case of long-term regular use
Ketamine can also damage parts of the brain. Such damage can sometimes be permanent.
Ketamine use may cause the following psychological problems:
Temporary memory loss
Aggressiveness and paranoia
Anxiety, panic, a psychotic state characterized by confusion, disorientation (distorted sense of space and time), delirium and hallucinations
Distress, suicidal thoughts
In case of overdose, ketamine can cause:
Anxiety, panic and paranoia
Coma and death
To lean more, consult the Intoxication section of Problems Associated with Alcohol Consumption and Drug Use.
Frequent and prolonged use of ketamine can lead to psychological dependence, which means that the person needs to take the drug more often in order to feel better about himself or herself, relax, calm down, feel stimulated or have the courage to face problems. The dependent person trying to stop using may experience irritability and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
To learn more, read the Addiction section of Problems Associated with Alcohol Consumption and Drug Use.
Consequences associated with safety and law
Possession of synthetic drugs such as ketamine is illegal. Simply possessing a small quantity can lead to fines and a criminal record. These consequences also apply to people younger than 18. To learn more, consult the Éducaloi website .