Ketamine is a general anesthetic with powerful dissociative and psychedelic effects. ketamine is use on humans especially in patients with respiratory or circulatory problems. Sold as a grainy white or light brown powder. Looks similar to cocaine but is a very different drug.
How does it make you feel?
Ketamine is a general anaesthetic so it reduces sensations in the body. Trips can last for a couple of hours.
Taking ketamine can make you feel:
- dream-like and detached
- chilled, relaxed and happy
- confused and nauseated
Ketamine can also:
- alter your perception of time and space and make you hallucinate (see or hear things that aren’t there)
- stop you feeling pain, putting you at risk of hurting yourself and not realising it
If you take too much ketamine you may lose the ability to move and go into a ‘k-hole’. This feels like your mind and body have separated and you can’t to do anything about it – which can be a very scary experience.
How long the effects last and the drug stays in your system depends on how much you’ve taken, your size and what other drugs you may have also taken.
To kick in
When snorted, ketamine normally takes about 15 minutes to take effect. When taken orally, it will take longer, around 20 minutes to an hour.
How long it lasts
The buzz can last around for 30 minutes to an hour, but the effects really depend on how much you take.
Can you get addicted?
Yes. People who become addicted to ketamine will keep taking it – whether they’re aware of the health risks or not. Others will attend drug treatment services to help them stop.
People who use ketamine regularly can develop a tolerance to it, which could lead to them taking even more to get the effects they’re looking for.
There are no physical withdrawal symptoms with ketamine, so ketamine addiction is sometimes called a psychological dependence.