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Ketamine Addiction Treatment

Use and abuse of ketamine doesn't usually result in the kind of physical addiction caused by heroin or alcohol abuse. However, putting a stop to ketamine use may be more difficult because it impairs your cognitive abilities, making it harder to make the decision to quit—which is often the first step to healing. Trying to stop the use of ketamine may cause users to experience various psychological and cognitive symptoms that make it even harder to cease drug use. Since it is a mind-altering substance, ketamine addiction treatment may be more complex than other types of addiction treatments, especially when the abuse resulted from behavioural problems, mood disorders, and other mental health issues that require professional intervention.

Addiction to mind-altering substances gives you higher risk of developing long-term and often irreversible cognitive impairments, along with paranoia and psychosis, which makes it all the more harder to make wise decisions about your health and your behaviours.

A highly addictive substance (in both psychological and physical senses), ketamine abuse can lead to numerous side effects, especially when used with other drugs like marijuana. Side effects range from mild discomforts to highly dangerous symptoms like breathing problems, elevated blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, seizure-like muscle contractions, double vision, severe disorientation and anxiety, hallucinations, nightmares, psychotic episodes, insomnia, hypotension, nystagmus, transient erythema, morbilliform rash, and bradycardia or arrhythmia.

Ketamine addiction treatment programs are varied and the combination of therapies often depend upon many different factors like your age, gender, presence of co-occurring disorders, as well as the severity and the length of your drug abuse. Just like other kinds of addiction, ketamine addiction can be treated through partial hospitalization, residential treatment, or outpatient programs. Treatment often includes a combination of the following techniques and therapies:

  • Individual, group, and/or family therapies
  • 12-step education
  • CBT or cognitive behavioural therapy
  • DBT or dialectical behavioural therapy
  • Relapse prevention education
  • Medication management
  • Biofeedback
  • Neurofeedback
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Anger management
  • Recreation therapy

 While there is no one treatment that will work for everybody, you can ask help from your physician or counsellor so that you can enter a program that fits your specific profile and addresses your specific needs. One 40 has the expertise and specializations that you need to help you create and formulate the perfect treatment program to address your ketamine addiction and dependence.