Since I am now working therapeutically with ketamine prescribed for mental health support, I am often asked for harm reduction tips specifically for those using ketamine recreationally.
While as a clinician I prioritize the use of ketamine (and other psychedelics) in therapeutic, relational, and spiritual contexts, I am well aware that much use happens outside these formal settings.
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.