Ketamine (which is also referred to as K, Special K, Vitamin K, green, and jet) is a tranquilizer (anesthetic) that has some medical use with humans but is more commonly used in veterinary medicine. Ketamine is a “club drug,” a hallucinogen, and a dissociative drug. Other common dissociative hallucinogens are PCP and nitrous oxide (laughing gas). When abused for recreational purposes, Ketamine is commonly snorted in powder form, or injected in liquid form.

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Ketamine abuse can lead to a range of experiences and emotions, from a mild floating sensation to a hallucinogenic “out of body experience.” These effects have made Ketamine a popular club drug (abused while attending dance parties, clubs, or all-night raves). Other common club drugs include Ecstasy (MDMA), Rohypnol, and GHB. Ketamine abuse can lead to a number of dangerous side effects and when abused in combination with other drugs, such as alcohol or marijuana, the dangers are compounded.

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