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Narcotics Awareness...Ketamine Explained

Street terms for Ketamine:
Jet, Super Acid, Special "K",
Green, K, Cat Valium

What does Ketamine look like?

  • Ketamine comes in a clear liquid and a white or off-white powder form.
How is Ketamine used?
  • Ketamine is a tranquilizer most commonly used on animals.
  • The liquid form can be injected, consumed in drinks, or added to smokable materials.
  • The powder form can be used for injection when dissolved.
  • In certain areas, Ketamine is being injected intramuscularly.
Who uses Ketamine?
  • Ketamine, along with the other "club drugs," has become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves."
How does Ketamine get into the United States?
  • Marketed as a dissociative general anesthetic for human and veterinary use, the only known source of Ketamine is via diversion of pharmaceutical products.
  • Recent press reports indicate that a significant number of veterinary clinics are being robbed specifically for their Ketamine stock.
  • DEA reporting indicates that a major source of Ketamine in the United States is product diverted from pharmacies in Mexico.
How much does Ketamine cost?
  • Prices average $20 to $25 per dosage unit.
What are some consequences of Ketamine use?
  • Higher doses produce an effect referred to as "K-Hole," an "out of body," or "near-death" experience.
  • 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.

Source: Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

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