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  • Ketamine Street Names | Special K, Kit Kat, Cat Valium, Jet, and Vitamin K

    Ketamine Street Names | Special K, Kit Kat, Cat Valium, Jet, and Vitamin K

    Ketamine is a medication used for pain relief and anesthesia. Some studies suggest it may also help treat depression. As a dissociative anesthetic, it makes you feel detached from your pain and surroundings. 

    Side effects can include high blood pressure, changes in heart rate, confusion, and hallucinations.

    As a “club drug,” it’s often used illegally at all-night dance parties (“raves”). It’s also considered a “date rape drug,” as some sexual predators use it to incapacitate victims before committing sexual assault.

    Ketamine is sold under the brand names Ketajet, Ketalar, Ketaset, and Ketavet. When used illegally, however, it has a number of different street names.

    Ketamine Street Names

    On the street, ketamine is usually sold as a white powder or colorless liquid that can be smoked, injected, or mixed in drinks. People who buy and sell ketamine use street names to avoid detection by the police. 

    The drug’s most common street name is Special K. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), other ketamine street names include:

    • Barry Farrell
    • Blind Squid
    • Cat Food or Cat Valium (since it’s often used as a cat tranquilizer) 
    • Donkey
    • Green
    • Green K
    • Honey Oil
    • Jet 
    • Jet K
    • K
    • Keller
    • Kelly’s Day
    • K-Hold
    • Kit Kat
    • Kitty Flip
    • K-Ways
    • Purple
    • Special La Coke
    • Super Acid
    • Super C
    • Vitamin K
    • Wobble 
    • Wonky 

    Slang For Being High On Ketamine

    Some people also use street names to refer to the experience of being high on ketamine. The drug can cause different types of highs depending on dosage, form of ingestion, and other factors. The four most common ketamine highs are described as:

    • Baby Food, which includes a blissful, infantile inertia
    • K-Land, which includes euphoria and dissociation 
    • God, which includes powerful hallucinations where you feel like you’re meeting a higher power
    • K-Hole, which includes immobilization and hallucinations

    Ketamine Street Prices

    In general, ketamine costs between $60 and $100 per gram. The drug is often cheaper in large cities, where higher supply leads to lower prices. It’s more expensive in rural areas, where supply is lower. 

    How The Price Of Ketamine Compares To The Price Of Similar Drugs

    Because ketamine can be hard to find, it tends to cost more than other drugs with similar dissociative and hallucinogenic effects. These drugs include: 

    • lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), which costs $5 to $20 per dose
    • phencyclidine (PCP), which costs $5 to $10 per dose
    • gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), which costs $5 to $25 per dose
    • MDMA (ecstasy or molly), which costs $5 to $25 per dose
    • psilocybin mushrooms (magic mushrooms or shrooms), which cost $20 to $40 per dose

    Ketamine can be addictive. If you or a loved one misuses ketamine, please contact an Ark Behavioral Health specialist to learn about our substance abuse treatment options. 

    We offer inpatient and outpatient services that include medical detox, mental health counseling, support groups, and more.

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
    ©2023 Ark National Holdings, LLC. | All Rights Reserved.
    This page does not provide medical advice.

    National Institute on Drug Abuse - Ketamine
    United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Ketamine
    United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Slang Terms and Code
    Words: A Reference for Law Enforcement Personnel

    Medically Reviewed by
    Lauren Weinand, M.D.
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