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Drug Information

This section of our website contains health and safety information pertaining to some of the more commonly used recreational drugs. The first page in each drug section presents simple, basic facts explaining what the drug is, its effects, the main risks of using it, and the most important health and safety information for reducing the risks and harms associated with it.


          Cannabis               Cocaine                 Ecstasy                 Meth

          Ketamine               Steriods                GHB                     Mushrooms

          
Nitrous Oxide        LSD                      2C-B                     Herion

          
Oxycontin             Alcohol                 Tobacco               Inhalants

  

KETAMINE

WHAT IS KETAMINE?

  

  • Ketamine hydrochloride ("Special K" or "K") was originally created for use as a human anaesthetic, and is still used as a general anaesthetic for children, persons of poor health, and in veterinary medicine.
  • Ketamine belongs to a class of drugs called "dissociative anaesthetics," which separate perception from sensation. Other drugs in this category include PCP, DXM and nitrous oxide (laughing gas).
  • Ketamine usually comes as a liquid in small pharmaceutical bottles, and is most often cooked into a white powder for snorting.


WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS?

  

  • At lower doses it 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 (trippy) 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.


DANGERS!

  

  • While low doses of Ketamine can increase heart-rate, at higher doses it depresses consciousness and breathing and is extremely dangerous to combine with downers like alcohol, Valium or GHB.
  • Frequent use can cause disruptions in consciousness and lead to neuroses or other mental disorders.
  • Ketamine can cause a tremendous psychological dependence. The dissociation from one's consciousness experienced with ketamine can be highly seductive to some people, and there are many cases of ketamine addiction.
  • Ketamine is illegal and possession can result in long prison terms.