What is Ketamine?
- Special K
- Techno Smack
- Donkey Dust
- Kit Kat
- Vitamin K
What does it do?
Ketamine is a class B drug. It is usually an off-white powder or as a clear, odourless liquid for injection, which can also be turned into powder. It is occasionally in pill form.
Ketamine is a short-acting hallucinogenic dissociative anaesthetic which can have analgesic properties too. Ketamine acts by slowing down messages from your body to your mind. Users can feel like the world is in slow motion and that time has been slowed down too. At a very low dose, it can make you feel relaxed and talkative.
However higher doses have been shown to make your vision and cause confusion and panic. In even higher doses it can feel like the user is outside their body looking in, this has been described as entering the ‘K Hole. The effects generally last 30min-2hours depending on how it is taken and how much is consumed.
What are the dangers?
Regular and first time uses to describe the dangers as including paranoia, anxiety, a loss of the sense of reality, nausea, vomiting, sweating, slurred speech and dizziness alongside muscle spasms and twitches.
It should also be noted that fits can occur. Another danger of using Ketamine is users have reported getting bad hallucinations where they feel trapped and unable to escape. Ketamine is an anaesthetic, and because you feel no pain and have poor control of movement, you are at considerably greater risk of seriously injuring yourself. As with many drugs regular users will develop a tolerance level and therefore a need to use more each time which will lead to dependence.
The come down from ketamine includes irritability, anxiety, depression and insomnia. It should also be noted that ketamine is an anaesthetic and because you feel no pain and have poor control of movement, you are at risk of serious injury. Regular use has now been proven to cause brain damage, ulcerative cystitis and severe stomach and bladder problems (K-pains)
Note: the effects of all drugs differ from person to person and will depend on the quantity you take, your mood, where you are, who you are with.
What to do if I think I have an addiction to Ketamine?
If you think you or your friend has a problem, is addicted or is abusing Ketamine, contact Rehab Guide today to inquire about home or clinic drug detox and rehab programs available.