Ketamine is a rapid acting anesthetic drug used mainly by veterinarians and sometimes in human surgery. It is also known as a dissociative anesthetic because it can make a person feel a sense of detachment, as if their mind is separated from their body.
Commercial ketamine is a liquid. The street drug is usually sold as a powder. For abuse purposes, the powder may be dissolved in a liquid, snorted, or smoked in a cigarette. Liquid ketamine is sometimes injected into a muscle. Injecting it in a vein causes rapid loss of consciousness. Ketamine dissolves in liquid and it is odourless and tasteless, allowing it to be slipped into drinks. Its sedative effects have been used to prevent victims from resisting sexual assault. For this reason, it can be referred to as a “date rape” drug.
Keta is classified as a Schedule III controlled substance however, the strong effects of Ketamine has made it attractive for recreational drug users. Teens and young adults make up the majority of individuals who use the drug illegally.
Small doses make you feel floaty, dreamy and trippy. Larger doses can give you powerful hallucinations. You may feel that you have entered another level of consciousness or crossed into another world. It is quite a supernatural feeling. People say that they go into the ‘K-hole’.
You can get black outs. You might be unable to move, walk or talk and yet you feel fully awake. This can be very frightening. The effects of the drug may last between 1 to 6 hours and may not completely wear off for 24-48 hours. Read more about ketamine