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Ketamine may be used to curb drinking habits

Ketamine is a drug which had been once known for being the drug which ravers used to use in clubs however this drug may now soon be associated with being sober.

There has been a new drug which is known as the Special K and can help those who drink heavy in cutting back on alcohol dramatically.

One dose of this drug in combination with a few mental exercises can be helpful in lowering the use of alcohol by the recreating the drinker’s memories which make the alcoholics get back to drinking as per a study.

A few researchers in Britain had looked at 90 people who love beer and have a harmful pattern of drinking which included consuming close to 30 pints per week.

The ones who participated had been given one glass of beer and they were told that they could consume it after they looked at and rated an image series of other drinks like wine, soft drinks and juice.

A small dosage of the drug ketamine had been given to the participants and the drug is known for having an effect on the memories of the people.

When they reached the 10th day of this study, people who had been given ketamine along with therapy for their memory had seen reductions in their drinking urge and consequently started drinking less alcohol.

The ones who had been given ketamine managed to reduce their consumption of alcohol by half as per the study. Researchers have said that this could be an innovative way to treat alcohol and maybe a game changer. The lead author of this study named Ravi Das said that this could help in long term improvement for drinkers.

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Having a passion for writing has brought Ralph to the world of writing and is been connected with thefoodbeveragenews.com portal for 5 years now. He holds a Master of Science in Food Safety Regulation Degree and has an overall experience of 7 years in the field of writing. Ralph handles the Packaging domain of the portal with the other 4 team members and deals with writing articles are the updates to the packaging, labels, processes, and so on relating to the food and beverage sector. Ralph also conducts training sessions for the newbies of the team.

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