What are dissociatives?
Dissociatives drugs, sometimes known as ‘dissociative anesthetics,’ are a type of psychedelic drugs. This drug class is distinguished by altered sensory experiences and feelings of alienation or detachment from the world and from oneself. The term dissociative refers to a state of being disconnected from reality.
Examples of dissociatives drugs
- Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic used in surgery and veterinary medicine. It induces amnesia (memory loss) and analgesia (pain reduction) (pain relief).
- Nitrous Oxide (NOx) – (nangs) Nitrous oxide is a dissociative anesthetic that has been shown to cause mind-body dissociation (a sense of floating), confused perceptions, and, in rare circumstances, visual hallucination.
- PCP – Phencyclidine (PCP) is a narcotic with hallucinogenic as well as dissociative characteristics. This effect induces a trance-like condition in the user. It also has powerful anesthetic properties, causing amnesia (memory loss) and analgesia (pain relief). Angel dust is another name for it.
How dissociatives are used?
Dissociatives that are commonly utilized
People who are psychologically dependent on dissociative substances may experience a strong desire to use them while they are in certain environments or socializing with friends. Physical dependence develops when a person’s body adjusts to the presence of dissociative substances and becomes accustomed to functioning with the drugs present.
What are dissociatives used for? Dissociatives (also referred to as 'dissociative anesthetics') are a class of psychedelic drugs. This class of drug is characterized by distorted sensory perceptions and feelings of disconnection or detachment from the environment and self. The word dissociative means detached from reality