How it’s taken
Ketamine is most commonly snorted, but it can also be swallowed, mixed into a drink or wrapped in a cigarette paper (bombed) or put into a gel capsule. It can be injected into a muscle, but this is strongly discouraged. Injecting ketamine does not reduce the risk to the bladder and increases the risk of blood-borne virus transmission, infection and overdose.
These are average doses, for an average person of average build. If injecting these amounts would be less.
The effects of ketamine are dose dependent — the higher the dose the more “dissociative” the effects and the stronger the effects on balance and coordination are.
Keeping doses low will avoid tolerance to Buy ketamine liquid which can build up quickly. Tolerance means you need to take increasing amounts to get the desired effect.
It is essential to use accurate scales – ones that are capable of measuring to 10 milligrams (0.01 of a gram). Knowledge of how to use them and how to ensure they are measuring accurately is important.
A slight difference in dose can create a different experience or effect. Find out more about reducing the risk from dosing including volumetric dosing.
The onset of effects of ketamine, when snorted, will be felt within 5 minutes and the effects can last for 1–2 hours. If swallowed the effects can be felt within 30 minutes and may last for up to 3 hours. After effects may be felt for several hours.
Ketamine can slow down messages from your body to your brain, make you feel detached from your surroundings and change your perception of time.
Low doses taken in a club can be stimulating with increased energy and a pleasant high whereas taking it in a quiet, relaxed place with friends can be spiritual and calming.
Higher doses tend to be trippy with people describing an out of body experience called a ‘k hole’. A ‘k hole’ is the complete detachment or dissociation from your surroundings. There is no set dose for a ‘k hole’ and it will vary between people depending on tolerance, body size, metabolism etc. People k-holing may be unresponsive, tripping in their heads and unable to move.
Other effects may include feeling floaty, numb and pain-free. Ketamine can affect your balance and coordination and make it more difficult to move about safely.
Frequent (weekly) and/or long-term ketamine use can permanently damage the bladder.
Use scales to measure the dose – you can’t judge an accurate dose just by looking. Start with a small dose and go slow! Remember, that the more of a drug you take, the riskier it is and the more likely you are to experience negative effects.
You can’t judge content or purity by appearance – take a tiny test dose first. Purity can vary, even within batches.
Avoid taking drugs alone and have a ‘sober’ friend around if possible.
Think about your setting – ketamine can affect your balance and coordination — only take it in a safe space avoiding dangers such as glass (including tables and doors), water (including rivers and lakes), heat (including cookers and radiators) and traffic. Be aware that as ketamine reduces your ability to feel pain, you may not realise how bad injuries are until the effects wear off.
Plan your doses in advance – your perception of a dose once you are already high will not be accurate. Ketamine can also affect your perception of time – use a watch or timer to keep track of how frequently you are dosing leaving a minimum of 30 mins before each dose.
Only carry what you plan on taking. If you have a couple of grams in your pocket it is easy to take more than you anticipated. Leave what you don’t need at home (in a safe place).