I was asked to create a short informational brochure about Ketamine. This is all of the information that was in the brochure. It talks about what ketamine is, the street names, what it does, the effects and dangers, symptoms, and where you can find help.
What Is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a powerful anesthetic that is used in human anesthesia and veterinary medicine. It is manufactured as an injectable liquid but in illicit use ketamine is generally in the form of a powder.
Also Known As…
· Cat Valium
· Vitamin K
· Super Acid
What Does It Do?
It is an odorless and tasteless drug. Ketamine is a tranquilizer mostly used on animals. It can be injected, consumed in drinks, or added to materials that can be smoked. They cause profound hallucinations that include visual distortions and lost sense of time, sense, and identity.
The use of this drug causes many side-effects including numbness, hallucination, loss of coordination, sense of invulnerability, aggressive/violent behavior, slurred or blocked speech, and a blank stare. Use of the drug can cause delirium, amnesia, depression, and long-term memory and cognitive difficulties. Due to its dissociative effect, it is reportedly used as a date-rape drug. Large doses can produce vomiting and convulsions and may lead to oxygen starvation to the brain and muscles; one gram can cause death.
· Dry mouth
· Respiratory problems and difficulty breathing
· Racing or slowed heartbeat
· Nausea or vomiting
· Double vision
· Muscle spasms that resemble seizures
Where Can I Find Help/Treatment?
There are many places to go to seek help or treatment. Drug Abuse Treatment and Addict Treatment centers offer programs to help people recover from their addictions. They receive valuable tools and information and tons of support from counselors and other addicts, as well as their families. Attending one of these programs will help the abuser/user make changes in their lives, manage feelings and develop drug refusal skills.
For More Information about
Ketamine Abuse, please contact our toll free hotline at 1-877-520-3456.
National Drug Abuse Hotline
National Institute on Drug Abuse & Alcoholism
Drug Help National Helpline