Is cocaine really that addictive?
Addicts report that they try, but are unable to achieve as much pleasure as they did from their first experience
Use of cocaine in a binge, during which the drug is taken repeatedly and at increasingly high doses, leads to a state of increasing irritability, restlessness, and paranoia. This may result in a full-blown paranoid psychosis, in which the individual loses touch with reality and experiences auditory hallucinations.
Teen drug abuse is an area of concern for any parent that has an at risk youth going through it. In some cases cocaine can be a more serious problem for the at risk youth than teen drinking problem. This type of substance abuse as mentioned in the title, once tried is impossible to match the first high. The teen trying to match their first high could be more likely to overdose.
As with any type of abuse of substances, treatment by professionals should be sought. Cocaine is a very serious drug, if you suspect that your child is abusing a drug like cocaine you may be in need of a more clinical program than a juvenile boot camp.
Special K can mean more to teens than a choice for breakfast
Ketamine is very similar in its chemical make-up to PCP
Special K or Ketamine is used in hospitals all around the world 'for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia.' It's recommended for use on children and geriatrics because it is a very safe and gentle anesthetic. However, all anesthetics are very powerful and potentially dangerous drugs, and using them recreationally is a whole different ball-game.
Pharmaceutical liquid Ketamine is sold under various trade names, notably Ketalar, Ketaset, and Ketamine 500. Different brands can have different effects. For instance, Ketalar contains the preservative benzthonium chloride, which is an anticholinergic agent which counteracts the effects of the brain neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. It has its own psychoactive effects separate from Ketamine, mainly "delirium" at higher doses. Ketamine 500 contains the potentially neurotoxic substance, chlorobutanol, which has displayed harmful effects in some animal experiments.
The above information can be found in its entirety here. Special K or Ketamine is also known on the street by such as slang or street names: K, Vitamin K, Cat Valiums. Abuse substances like Special K are destroying our at risk youth population. Teen drinking is still one of the main forms of teen drug abuse, but substance abuse of any shape or form can lead a teen into a downward spiral.
One concern of many professional, and parents of troubled teens is the self medication process that takes places when an at risk youth with a diagnosis of lets say Conduct Disorder, or Depression, feels the need to medicate himself to just make it through another day. No matter what the abused substance is, it needs to be stopped.