Methoxetamine is a chemical of the arylcyclohexylamine class, that s a is a derivative of ketamine. It is sold as a designer drug with similar desirable and unwanted effects to ketamine. Methoxetamine is an effective, fast-acting antidepressant like other NMDA antagonists. Methoxetamine is commonly used for recreational purposes. In 2012 it gained the nick name ‘roflcoptr’ by those in the clubbing and partying scenes.
Methoxetamine is not a controlled substance. However in 2012 it was placed on the temporary class drug control list until it can be further evaluated. This temporary list will prevent the sale and distribution of Mathoxetamine in the US for up to 12 months. With effects similar to ketamine it is a commonly misused drug that has addicted effects.
Methoxetamine is a popular drug in the clubbing and partying scene. Going by the name of ‘roflcoptr’, Methoxetamine is abused for its ketamine-like effects. Within 5 to 10 minutes the user will begin to experience the desired effects of Methoxetamine. These effects often include; Mild euphoria; Increased alertness, energy; Sexual arousal. They may see an increased heart rate and loss of appetite during this time. Within 30 to 60 minutes these effects reach a peak, they come down for 2 to 4 hours, allowing the user to continue to experience mild pleasurable effects.
Not all effects of Methoxetamine are pleasurable. Many users will experience unwanted effects such as; Vasoconstriction, cold extremities; Anxiety; Difficulty urinating; Labored breathing, pain with deep breaths.; Racing heart (somewhat common with higher doses and/or redosing); Chest tightness, pains (somewhat common with higher doses and/or redosing); hangover after extended use (nausea, headache, dizziness, lack of energy); Bad smelling sweat, burps, and gas. Methoxetamine users are also at great risk of developing a psychological dependency, possibly requiring medical treatment to stop its use.
Methoxetamine Signs and Symptoms
A Methoxetamine addict is going to crave the drug when they do not have it. Their thoughts revolve around getting their next hit. When the do not they may seem restless, anxious and not themselves. When they do take Methoxetamine they will have a complete change in mood and behavior as the desired effects of the drug kick in. When not fulfilling their craving they may experience unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal which cause them to return to the drug time and time again.
Methoxetamine Addiction Treatment
Methoxetamine addiction often requires an inpatient or outpatient treatment program. This will allow the patient to get to the root cause of their addiction and work through it. They will gain a full understanding of chemical dependency. They will be able to work through the physical and psychological addiction they have developed without the facing the temptations that are within their home. Patients will get to mend broken relationships and gain strong support systems, helping to promote long term sobriety.
Each aspect to the treatment process is tailored to the patients individual needs. These treatment aspects often include but are not limited to;
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Behavioral Modification Therapy
- Chemical Dependency Education