New reports show the club drug ketamine, also known as “Special K,” may be used to treat severe depression. But is it such a good idea to push a drug to treat depression when that drug has a long history of being addictive, mind-altering, and potentially quite harmful?
In recent years, a movement has grown in both the U.S. and Canada to recognize the alleged “benefits” of hallucinogenic drugs. The language surrounding this movement is dangerous because it serves to normalize drugs that have known harms and long-term risk factors.
Drug use and excessive alcohol consumption cause and worsen a very long list of physical and mental illnesses. To maintain a healthy life, avoiding drug use, or recovering from addiction, are vital first steps.
Ketamine was bad enough. We don’t need another drug that’s even worse. Meet methoxetamine.
For parents and professionals, knowing the slang terms for popular drugs might mean the difference between detecting drug use and addiction and missing it. The DEA has just published an updated list of drug slang that can help with this vital task.
Do you have a son or daughter or maybe a friend who spends a lot of time going to nightclubs or dance clubs? Then the chances are very good that they are using drugs as well. Probably a combination of drugs which increases their risk of harm or even death.
If you have been watching headlines that relate to drug overdoses, you’ve heard of fentanyl, a powerful opioid manufactured in China but often imported into the U.S. The cheap price and high potency of this drug make it a drug dealer’s dream but a family’s nightmare.
Did you ever hear that saying “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t”? That could apply to plans to use the party drug ketamine to treat depression.