New U.K. trans­la­tion­al re­search ef­fort will test if ke­t­a­mine can halt al­co­holism

Ke­t­a­mine has been a pop­u­lar drug to study in aca­d­e­m­ic cir­cles for years now. It’s known to lift de­pres­sion and sui­ci­dal think­ing, if on­ly tem­porar­i­ly, in large groups of pa­tients. Most know it as an old horse tran­quil­iz­er val­ued in par­ty cir­cles for its hal­lu­cino­genic qual­i­ties. And now the Med­ical Re­search Coun­cil in the U.K. is fund­ing a study to see if the drug may al­so be use­ful in end­ing al­co­holism.

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