Ketamine, also known as Special K, was originally created to replace PCP but ended up having similar life altering side effects that caused the US government to stop production for human use. Ketamine is still used in the veterinary field, where it is usually illegally obtained for street use, as a general anesthesia combined with a sedative.
Ketamine is manufactured as an injectable liquid but is often evaporated to form a powder for recreational use. Ketamine is odorless and tasteless, making it extremely easy to use as a date rape drug.
Ketamine causes intense hallucinations and dream like states. Users report feeling separated from their bodies and can experience “k-holes”, where the user may feel like they are reaching a near death experience. In high doses, ketamine can cause impaired motor function, amnesia, delirium, and potentially fatal respiratory problems.
Detoxing from ketamine leaves the user feeling mentally unstable and drained. The addiction to ketamine trains the body and mind to become more and more accustomed to the dose and in turn, the user needs to take more to feel the full effects. Users are urged to stop the drug and attend a detoxification center in order to have medical supervision while they endure the detox process.
If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with ketamine or have any questions, don’t hesitate to call The Florida House Detox at 888-342-1456