What is it?
hydrochloride is a central nervous system depressant and a rapid-acting
general anesthetic. It has sedative-hypnotic, analgesic, and hallucinogenic
properties. It is marketed in the US and a number of foreign countries
for use as a general anesthetic in both human and veterinary medical practice.
does it look like?
Ketamine is a white powder, similar to cocaine.
are the street names/slang terms for it?
K, Vitamin K, new Ecstasy, psychadelic heroin, Ketalar, Ketaject, Super-K,
breakfast cereal, date rape drug.
is it used?
Normally found in injectable form, it is converted into a powder and
re-packaged in small ziplock bags or capsules. Ketamine is generally snorted
but is sometimes sprinkled on tobacco or marijuana and smoked. Special
K is frequently used in combination with other drugs, such as Ecstasy,
heroin and cocaine.
are its short-term effects?
Users sometimes call the high caused by Special K "K hole"
and describe profound hallucinations that include visual distortions and
a lost sense of time, sense and identity. Other effects can include delirium,
impaired motor function, potentially fatal respiratory problems.