Ketamine Facts

ketamine-factsAlso known as:

  • K,  Special K, Cat Tranquilizer, Vitamin K, Super Acid, Super C, Bump, and Cat Valium

What does Ketamine look like?

  • Ketamine is tasteless and odorless.  It usually is found as an off white powder or in a clear liquid.  It is also seen being sold on the streets illegally in a pill or capsule form.

What does Ketamine do?

  • It causes people to feel as if they are floating or having out of body experiences.

How is Ketamine taken?

  • For medical purposes Ketamine is given intravenously to induce and control anesthesia.  For those who are abusing Ketamine it can be taken in a pill or capsule form, liquid form intravenously, in beverages, or smoked.  Some users also inject the drug intramuscularly.

Who are the biggest abusers of Ketamine?

  • Teens and young adults.  Ketamine is known as a club drug because it is found in clubs, at raves and in bars mostly. 
  • Ketamine is also classified as a “date rape drug.”

Why Ketamine is called a “date rape drug”

  •  Ketamine is a popular date rape drug because it can cause amnesia so victims cannot recall the events that took place while they were under the influence of the drug.
  • It also paralyzes victims; making them unable to speak or move
  • It is odorless as well as tasteless so it can easily be added to drinks without being noticed allowing it to be a prime candidate to use for a date rape.

Short term Side effects from Ketamine use:

  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sedation
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Euphoria. 

Severe and long term side effects from ketamine use:

  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Difficulty with speech
  • Abnormal movements
  • Depressed or slowed breathing
  •  Hypotension and heart rhythm abnormalities
  • Short-term memory loss, visual memory loss and speech problems. 

Ketamine Statistics:

  • About 2.3 million people ages 12 and up been said to have used ketamine in their lifetime
  • 203,000 have used ketamine in the past year.
  • Young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 were more likely than adults ages 26 and up to have used Ketamine in the past year. 

Ketamine is very dangerous to users’ health.  If you or someone you know has been abusing Ketamine, seek help today.  At Wicked Sober we can show you the way to freedom from Ketamine today!  (855) 953-7627