Shinbiku t1_ixqrke9 wrote

I know this was meant to be a joke, but I do see a lot of people thinking that using ketamine recreationally will do the same thing. I’m an LCSW that sometimes has patients that go through ketamine treatment and the keyword here is “micro” dosages. Dosages that are pretty much so small that you don’t feel the effects.

Using it recreationally very much will give you the opposite of those benefits that microdoses offer.

There is a whole treatment process that is extremely regulated, including a very comfortable chair and medical staff that monitor the treatment and it’s entirety for a pretty lengthy amount of time.

With that being said, I remember when it was first kicking off, and the doctors at my facility we’re going through training to administer it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen doctors so excited about the results and the research that they read.

It is truly a breakthrough in the right cases, but I wish people took more time to explain exactly what the caveats are to the whole process.