Ketamine Addiction

Ketamine is used as a drug. It is also known as Special K (or Vitamin K or by its abbreviation ket). Ketamine is usually snorted, but some users will also take it orally or inject it. For medical purposes, ketamine is used in a liquid form; to snort the drug, ketamine is boiled down until a crystalline powder is produced. A low dose will give the user a dream-like feeling, while a higher dose may lead to K-Hole, creating a state of reduced consciousness and motor problems. Low doses of ketamine are used as a party drug, leading to an increased mental receptivity to music as a result of a dreamy state and weaker physical stimuli.

K-Hole

Higher doses produce psychedelic effects and will force the user to lie down because motor functions, equilibrium and sense of touch are greatly disturbed as a result of the sedative qualities of this substance. For that reason, this drug belongs to the group of dissociative psychedelics, because users no longer feel connected to their bodies. K-Hole is described as a transcendental dream world where God or other entities are seen, according to users of the drug. The description of a K-Hole strongly resembles a near-death experience. This can be a very intense and frightening experience for inexperienced users. The effects of ketamine are brief, with injection producing the shortest and oral intake producing the longest effect, up to a maximum of several hours. Ketamine is one of the few psychedelic drugs that can cause addiction.

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