Ketamine

Ketamine

Street Names

Ketamine: K, Special K,

Appearance

Tablets or dry ampoules.

Methods of Ingestion

Swallowed.

Consequences of use

A strong anaesthetic. EFFECTS: Ketamine induces hallucinations, a death /coma like sleep (known as going through the K hole) and is extremely dangerous if taken when an individual is alone due to possible respiratory failure. Long-term effects include paranoia and ‘flashbacks’.

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