The effects and risks of ketamine to seafarers can be significant, even when taken in low doses, and can pose a dangerous risk to your vessels.
Did you know?
In some Asian regions ketamine users account for over 30% of all drug users – it does not just stop there; ketamine use has been reported in 62 countries and territories overall.
So what is Ketamine?
It is an anaesthetic used for medical and veterinary purposes but it is also taken illicitly in tablet form, in alcoholic drinks, by injection or by smoking it with cannabis.
- The effects of taking ketamine may include feeling an altered state of consciousness, nausea, numbness, depression, amnesia, hallucinations, vomiting, increased heart rate and blood pressure.
- The risks of taking ketamine include collapse, coma and severe urological problems.
Should you consider adding ketamine to your testing panel?