My goal in providing this information is not to promote such use, but to assist you in doing so with the least risk and most benefit, should you choose to do so. Please see my Harm Reduction series for more information about reducing risk and habit change.
So: if your party scene involves Special K, what do you need to know to keep everyone safe as possible? (Here's one top tip: try your best not to combine it with alcohol!)
Borrowing heavily from Karl Jansen’s excellent book Ketamine: Dreams and Realities (2001), let’s approach specifics for safer use of ketamine through the lens of drug, set, and setting.
I'm pleased to share my interview on a podcast about psychedelics and integration!
This local podcaster spoke with an array of community members (including a co-founder of the integration group ERIE, another therapist, media folks, festival attendees), and I think the result is a pretty neat collage-style treatment of the topic.
It's likely best listened to in context, but if you're in a hurry, my main segment is at 16:30-24 minutes in (with a few more soundbites at 31:15 - 32:40 and 40:25 - 41:14).
Listen here on Google Play
What do you think about some of the more controversial topics raised (especially near the finale of the show?) I'd love to hear your feedback, so feel free to share!
Jessica Katzman, Psy.D.
I'm a psychologist with a private practice in San Francisco's Castro District. I'm interested in harm reduction, LGBTQQIAAP issues, psychedelic integration, social justice conversations, size acceptance, and any intersections of the above. I welcome your comments!
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