Besides the onslaught of the opioid crisis, other addictive and dangerous drugs continue to creep through our streets. Overall, some of the greatest threats include cocaine, crystal meth, alcohol, and nicotine (even the little green plant marijuana is posing a threat to teens). However, one particularly nasty new player has reared its head in recent times: methoxetamine. If you have never heard of this drug, then you don’t need to feel bad. Even in the scientific community, this frightening anesthetic is a bit of a mystery. All medical professionals can tell you is that it strikes with the force of ketamine but cannot be effectively reversed. Let’s take a closer look at the frightening drug called methoxetamine.
What Is Methoxetamine?
Combining dissociative and stimulant effects, methoxetamine is dangerous mixture that affects the body in strange, unexpected ways. At even the smallest dose (20 milligrams), this substance can induce a mixture of euphoria, energy, and disconnection from daily problems. Even more disturbing, these symptoms can continue about 1 to 2 hours after the methoxetamine has worn off (an effect called an “afterglow”).
Overall, higher doses of the drug can lead to terrifying experiences. At 40 to 50 milligrams, methoxetamine induces sensations of mind-body disconnection that are similar to the effects of ketamine or PCP. In this state, victims will feel intoxicated and start to hallucinate bizarre imagery. Likewise, an overdose will result in ataxia (inability to move) and nystagmus (rapid eye movement), resulting in a temporary comatose state.
Doctors Are Frightened of It
What makes methoxetamine so dangerous is the simple fact that very little information exists about this substance. In fact, the majority of sources come from anecdotal factoids on the Internet or descriptions provided by physicians who have dealt with incidences involving the drug. Scientists have not even determined the long-term effects of methoxetamine. Simply put, if you fall victim to an overdose, doctors in emergency room settings will not be able to help you properly, due to the lack of credible information about this dangerous chemical.
Seeking Treatment for Drug Abuse or Addiction
Always remember that drugs do not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your drug abuse or addiction troubles today.