Policy paper

Ketamine report

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

'Ketamine: a review of use and harm' provides advice from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to the Home Secretary.



This report details the harms associated with the misuse of ketamine, an anaesthetic and analgesic.

The ACMD recommends that ketamine be controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 as a Class B substance and that it is placed in Schedule II of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.