Ketamine more popular with clubbers, older weed smokers most problematic


The tranquiliser and painkiller ketamine is becoming increasingly popular under clubbers in the Netherlands, according to the latest national drugs monitor published by the Trimbos institute. Although just 1.1% adults say they have used ketamine at some point in their lives, 17.3% of clubbers say they have done so, and 12.3% said they had used it at least once in the previous year, the research showed. Ketamine does not fall under the Dutch opium laws and it is not a criminal offence to possess or use it. In 2009, ketamine was involved in almost 3% of cases referred for medical help, but that had risen to over 8% by 2017, the institute said. And more

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