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Parenting: Ketamine

Ketamine, a powerful horse tranquilizer and anaesthetic is an increasingly popular drug of choice for teenagers. Jane discusses the dangers of taking this illegal drug.

According to the latest government crime survey for England and Wales, Ketamine, a powerful horse tranquilizer and anaesthetic is an increasingly popular drug of choice for teenagers. The proportion of 16- to 24-year-olds using the drug rose in 2017-18 rose from 1.2% to 3.1%, the highest figure since records of ketamine use began in 2006-07. Joining Jane to talk about what Ketamine is, its effects – and what every parent should be aware of is Lauren Moss, BBC South East Social Affairs & Education Correspondent who has been investigating the drug, Wendy Teasdill whose 18-year old daughter Eleanor died from taking the drug at a festival and Professor Celia Morgan, Professor of Psychopharmacology at Exeter University.

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