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Special K, Vitamin K, Cat killer, Cat valium, Purple, K Symptoms/ Effects of Use Lost sense of time, senses, and identity • Amplified visual perception and sense of touch Muted sense of smells and tastes Euphoria Confusion • May feel 'floaty' (detached from your body/environment, “K hole”) Paralyzed sensation Impaired attention, learning ability, motor function, and memory Increased heart rate Increased blood pressure Numbness Nausea/vomiting Hallucinations Paranoia/delusional thinking • Egocentrism (preoccupation with one’s internal world) • Delirium and amnesia (in high doses) Fatal respiratory problems Personality changes What to look for... • Panic/paranoia • Rage • Slurred speech • Muscle spasms (may look like seizures) • Dry mouth • Nervousness • Hallucinations Withdrawal Symptoms (not clearly established) • Nightmares • Disorientation • Sense of unreality Street Names Smoked, Snorted, Injected Method of Use SIGNS & SYMPTOMS KETAMINE Note: Each person may experience different symptoms/effects. This list is not inclusive. For more information, visit www.drugabuse.gov www.parentslead.org/professionals

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  • Special K, Vitamin K, Cat killer, Cat valium, Purple, K

    Symptoms/Effects of Use• Lost sense of time, senses, and

    identity

    • Amplified visual perception and sense of touch

    • Muted sense of smells and tastes

    • Euphoria

    • Confusion

    • May feel 'floaty' (detached from your body/environment, “K hole”)

    • Paralyzed sensation

    • Impaired attention, learning ability, motor function, and memory

    • Increased heart rate

    • Increased blood pressure

    • Numbness

    • Nausea/vomiting

    • Hallucinations

    • Paranoia/delusional thinking

    • Egocentrism (preoccupation with one’s internal world)

    • Delirium and amnesia (in high doses)

    • Fatal respiratory problems

    • Personality changes

    What to look for...• Panic/paranoia

    • Rage

    • Slurred speech

    • Muscle spasms (may look like seizures)

    • Dry mouth

    • Nervousness

    • Hallucinations

    Withdrawal Symptoms (not clearly established)

    • Nightmares

    • Disorientation

    • Sense of unreality

    Street Names

    Smoked, Snorted, InjectedMethod of Use

    SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    KETAMINE

    Note: Each person may experience different symptoms/effects. This list is not inclusive.For more information, visit www.drugabuse.gov

    www.parentslead.org/professionals