Can you become addicted to ketamine?

You can’t become physically addicted to ketamine, although the frequent use of ketamine does have adverse effects. When you stop using there are no physical withdrawal symptoms. With regular use of ketamine, you run a high risk of becoming mentally addicted though. Tolerance will soon set in. This means you have to take a higher dose to achieve the same effect.

The temptation to take ketamine increases when you want to escape reality. The drug takes control of your life. Frequent use makes you lose sight of reality and can cause fear, panic and delusions if you don’t use. It is therefore difficult to stop independently. If you are concerned about your own use, discuss this with friends or with your doctor.