Ketamine is typically viewed as a “club drug” that has hallucinogenic and dissociative effects. It goes by a variety of names on the street, including “special k”, and “ket.”
Ketamine can come in the form of:
- nasal spray
People that take ketamine feel a sense of well-being, sedation, and detachment from reality.
When too much ketamine is ingested, they may experience a deeply disturbing, near-coma/psychotic state called a “k-hole”.
Popular Street Names For Ketamine
Ketamine is most often taken at clubs, music concerts, or parties.
Street names for Ketamine include:
- Blind Squid
- Cat Valium
- Honey Oil
- Jet K
- Kelly’s Day
- Special K
- Super Acid
- Vitamin K
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Even when used recreationally, people can become addicted to ketamine. People that abuse ketamine can suffer serious long- and short-term health effects that include problems with mental health and vital organs.
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- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) — Drug Slang Code Words DEA Intelligence Report
- U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) — Commonly Used Drugs Charts, Ketamine DrugFacts