Have you ever heard someone joke about “falling into a K-hole?” Hopefully, you will answer with a definitive “no,” but a few of you might be aware of this dangerous habit. Overall, this phrase refers to how people feel when they take dangerous amounts of ketamine to the point that they are oblivious to the real world and cannot interact with other people (not exactly the wisest of habits, right?). Unfortunately, ketamine (also known as kitty tranquilizers due to its use in veterinary medicine) is a commonly abused drug that not only alters the mind but poses a significant threat to the body. Let’s take a closer look at this deadly street habit and find out more information.
Cut off from the World
As a dissociative drug, ketamine will make people feel like they are unaware of their surroundings, as if they are undergoing an out-of-body experience. After consuming higher doses of these drugs, users will start to suffer from severe disconnection, even if they are fully awake. Likewise (and even more dangerous), users who consume excessive amounts of ketamine will not be able to control their actions will not be aware of their potentially dangerous behavior.
Simply put, a “k hole” runs along the border of intoxication and a coma. As consciousness of the real world starts to diminish, a world of hallucinations and visions begins to dominate the brain. While typically temporary, long-term abusers may start to suffer from psychotic personalities and dissociative behaviors. In the worst-case scenario, victims may be cut off from the real world forever.
A K-Hole Defined
Unless you have experienced a “k hole” firsthand, then you may have a hard time understanding this process. While you may think people take high doses of ketamine to achieve this state out of pleasure, the fact of the matter is that most people are terrified of this situation. The most common incidences following a k hole include floating, near-death experiences, astral projection, and (bizarrely) alien sightings. To everyone around a victim, the individual may appear immobile, although this victim’s eyes move constantly (nystagmus). As much as bystanders may try to revive the victim, this person will not respond.
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