Citation: helen. "Don't Mix: An Experience with Alcohol & Ketamine (exp18419)". Erowid.org. Oct 24, 2002. erowid.org/exp/18419
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This isn't so much of my experience, as it is of somebody elses which I learnt from and feel that others can too.
I've been using ketamine roughly once a week for about the past year and considering its effects, me and my friends normally use it after a night out when we have returned home. This unfortuantely meant that because we had been out, we had usually used some other drug whilst we were in the club.
Everybody knows the warnings about mixing drugs but it is very rare that anybody pays any attention to them, me being one of those people. One of the more specific warnings is not to mix ketamine and alcohol, I'm not entirely sure why but I know it has something to do with them both having depressant effects. This again is a warning that is regularly avoided amongst me and my friends, we'd go to the pub, have a few drinks and then go home and do ket
Last night it was my friendís birthday. Him and a group of his friends went to a club, got completely pissed and then went back to a house party. At this party they did ket, I don't know if all of them did but my friend definitely did because when somebody came downstairs in the morning he was dead. I don't yet know what happened for definite but the impression I gathered was that he had k holed whilst being drunk, had a fit and choked on his tongue - he was 29 years old.
I don't really know why I'm submitting this message, I'm not telling people I think that they shouldn't take drugs because I'll openly admit that I will most likely take ketamine again and yes I will most likely mix it with small amounts of alcohol at some point. However, I am now much more aware of the fact that these warnings are there for a reason and not just an attempt to put people off taking drugs.
What happened this morning to my friend proves that mixing ket and alcohol really is dangerous. I'm not preaching but this experience has made me wonder what will it take for those dangers to really hit home to me. The person who died this morning could easily have been me considering the states I have got myself into sometimes and I imagine that the only time I'll really learn is when something happens to me.
I can't really think of a conclusion to this post except Iím trying to warn people that the warnings we see nearly everywhere are real and that it does happen, unfortunately it's too late for my friend but I hope that this will make people be more careful because I know that I am certainly more aware of the dangers of mixing these two drugs.
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