Ketamine hydrochloride is a quick-acting anesthetic that is legally used in both
humans (as a sedative for minor surgery) and animals (as a tranquilizer). At high
doses, it causes intoxication and hallucinations similar to LSD.
K, Special K, vitamin K, bump, cat Valium, Kit Kat, Super
How It's Used:
In different forms, ketamine can be snorted, swallowed,
smoked, or injected. Users often use it along with other drugs such as Ecstasy
(called kitty flipping) or cocaine
or sprinkle it on marijuana blunts.
What It Does:
People who use ketamine can become psychologically dependent
on it to feel good, deal with life, or handle stress.
Users may become
delirious, hallucinate, and lose their sense of time and reality. The trip —
or K-hole — that results from ketamine use lasts up to 2 hours. Users may become
nauseated or vomit, and have problems with thinking or memory.
doses, ketamine causes movement problems, body numbness, and slowed breathing. Overdosing
on ketamine can stop breathing and cause death.