Information on Alcohol and Drugs for people living with HIV

HIV and Alcohol & Drugs



Ketamine, often known as 'K' or 'Special-K', is an anaesthetic drug (used by vets in animals such as horses and by doctors in humans) which, when used as a recreational drug makes people feel detached from their immediate situation and surroundings. Many people who use ketamine say that it makes them experience their bodies very differently. The drug is used by clubbers, often with ecstasy or LSD (acid), and is also used during sex.
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It is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Please talk to your doctor or another member of your HIV specialist for advice tailored to your situation.
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If you find that you can not control your use of alcohol or other drugs, would like to cut back or stop or would like any other support in this area, Body Positive may be able to help. We currently have a range of counselling available in Auckland.
To talk to us about starting counselling, please contact us on 0800 HIV LINE
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