Special K, Vitamin K, Kitkat, Blind Squid, these are various names for a drug that was once legally used in medicinal and hospital settings and now is seen quite a bit at clubs. In hospitals, ketamine is combined with a sedative to make sure patients are unconscious before surgery. Recreationally, people use it to create a short but intense high.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist used by doctors and veterinarians. The effects can change based on the dose. A bigger dose puts patients to sleep but in smaller doses it can ease the pain of migraines. Both doctors and paramedics use it to make sure that asthmatics have patent (open) airways. Even used as a topical cream it can relieve nerve pain.
Special K—The Party Drug
The price of Ketamine on the street keeps rising. The combined effects of euphoria and hallucinations seem to go hand in hand with the frenetic pace of techno music and dancing. Ketamine itself has been stolen from supply houses and veterinary clinics.
Essentially, the drug acts like other hallucinogenic agents like PCP but its effects last longer. On average, a user’s high will last about an hour and they can snort it, inject it, or ingest. Unfortunately, sellers at a club or rave might lace it with a joint or cigarette thus introducing unknown chemicals and effects. An all too common scenario is being offered a cigarette by someone who has laced it with Ketamine which knocks the person out and leaves them open to date rape.
Victims should be aware that even in small amounts Special K can produce a feeling of floating and detachment. In high amounts, an alarming phenomenon known as the K-Hole can occur wherein extreme detachment combined with hallucinations creates an extremely intense experience. Someone in the K-Hole might
Abuse of and testing for Ketamine
While not as addictive as other drugs, Ketamine does present some issues concerning tolerance. Someone who takes it regularly will require larger and larger amounts to reach the same high which could lead to fatal overdose.
There are also long term risks associated with the drug, including kidney damage, hypertension, or respiratory issues. Standard drug tests don’t or can’t check for Ketamine, but RaBu has a urine test that can find traces of it even 4 days after consumption. If you think you might have been given Ketamine or you want to test an employee or loved one for it, call us immediately.
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