Uses and Effects.
Ketamine was reportedly used first as a recreational drug in 1965. Today, it's use as a psychedelic 'Dance' drug is becoming more and more widespread. The recreational use of ketamine was thought to have started in rural areas where access to the drug is relatively easy.
Also known as K, Special K, Vitamin K, Kit Kat, Keller, Super Acid, and Super C, Ketamine is available in tablet, powder, and liquid form. So powerful is the drug that, when injected, there is a risk of losing motor control before the injection is completed. In powder form, the drug can be snorted or sprinkled on tobacco or marijuana and smoked. The effects of Ketamine last from 1 to 6 hours, and it is usually 24–48 hours before the user feels completely “normal” again.
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At lower doses ketamine has a mild, dreamy feeling similar to nitrous oxide. Users report feeling floaty and slightly outside their body. Numbness in the extremities is also common.
Higher doses produce a hallucinogenic effect, and may cause the user to feel very far away from their body. This experience is often referred to as entering a "K-hole" and has been compared to a near death experience with sensations of rising above one's body.
Many users find the experience spiritually significant , while others find it frightening. While in a K-hole it is very difficult to move. People usually remain seated or lying down during the experience.