Sunday, July 14th, 2024



There is no limit on the lengths people will go to get high. Whether it’s taking large doses of over-the-counter medications (e.g. “Robo-tripping”), creating chemical laden substances sold “legally” and labeled “not for human consumption” (e.g. “Spice”, “Bath Salts”), or combining  street drugs (e.g. “candy-flipping”, “speed-balling”), the drug world is always evolving.

The latest of these “combination” drugs is known as ketamollicaine, and it consists of ketamine, molly, and cocaine. When Amy Winehouse died in June of 2011, there were rumors that the pop star had been seen buying ketamollicaine in the days leading up to her death. However, when the coroner’s report was made public, it turned out that she had succumbed to severe alcohol intoxication.

Ketamollicaine: Ketamine

The “keta” part of the name “ketamollicaine” refers to the drug ketamine. Ketamine is a drug used in both human and animal medicine. Usually, it is combined with a sedative and used as an anesthetic. The effects of ketamine use vary with the dosage of ketamine used. In small doses, ketamine use causes a mild, psychedelic euphoria similar to the effect of MDMA. At high doses, ketamine use can trigger what is known as a “k-hole” effect. A k-hole is the point when the user loses grasp of all his or her senses. There is a complete separation of mind and body. Most users will feel extreme disorientation and experience vivid hallucinations. They will be unable to move or speak at this point.

Ketamollicaine: Molly

The second drug in ketamollicaine is molly. “Molly” is the street name of the powder or crystal form of the drug MDMA, a chemical most commonly known for its use in the drug ecstasy. Unlike Ecstasy, which has a reputation for being laced with everything from caffeine to methamphetamine, molly — a name shortened from “molecule” — is thought of as “pure” MDMA.

Molly takes effect after 30 to 45 minutes, starting with little rushes of exhilaration. These are sometimes accompanied by feelings of nausea and disorientation. Some abusers also find their stomach starts churning. Others experience a mild panic, especially if they’re unfamiliar with the drug. Such negative effects don’t usually persist for long, though. The peak effects of molly drug abuse are felt 60 to 90 minutes after ingestion and last for two to four hours, followed by a gradual comedown.

Ketamollicaine: Cocaine

The final drug in ketamollicaine is cocaine. Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. Cocaine increases alertness, causes feelings of euphoria, and enhances energy. Anxiety, paranoia, and restlessness are common, with tremors and convulsions occurring at higher doses.

Ketamollicaine: The danger

Each of the drugs in ketamollicaine can cause a fatal overdose, but the combination overdose potential is additive. This means that when combined, it takes far less of each drug to cause an overdose than they would if taken separately. The ketamine enhances the hallucinogenic effect of the molly which can cause overwhelming, even terrifying hallucinations. Cocaine enhances the stimulant effect of molly causing rapid heartbeat, anxiety and sweating.  Long term effects of using the specific combination in ketamollicaine haven’t been studied, but it’s a good bet that you will have all of the effects of each individual drug.