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Ketamine

Sold as a grainy white or light brown powder. Looks similar to cocaine but is a very different drug.

Also called:

  • Donkey Dust
  • Green
  • K
  • Ket
  • Special K
  • Super K
  • VitaminK
  • Wonk

Quick info

How the drug works varies from person to person

How you might feel
Detached, happy, chilled and/or anxious, confused, ‘tripped out’.
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Effects on your body
Memory loss, nausea, depression, numb so you can’t feel pain.
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How long it takes to work
15 - 20 mins on average.
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How long the effects last
30 mins - 1 hour on average.
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Common risks
Because you don't feel pain properly when you've taken ketamine, you can injure yourself and not know it. Mixing with alcohol, benzos, or opiates is dangerous. Never use without being with other people you trust.
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Help and advice

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

What else to do in an emergency