When is it Time to Attend Treatment for Ketamine Abuse?

Various Glass Vials of Liquid Drugs and a Needle to Signify Ketamine Abuse

Ketamine is used in clinical settings as an analgesic pain reliever and an anesthetic. But, it has a potential for abuse. When taken outside of clinical settings, people can experience a hallucinatory ‘high’ from abusing ketamine. Also, ketamine users will lose touch of sight and sound and experience what is called a ‘k-hole,’ where they are unaware of their surroundings and essentially black out. Because of its hallucinatory and anesthetic effects, ketamine is sometimes used as a date-rape drug.

Like any substance, ketamine can be addictive and habit-forming, but there is help available from trained therapists and doctors at medical detox facilities and inpatient rehab centers. The following article will explore the reasons why someone needs to attend treatment for ketamine abuse and what the process will look like.

Do I need inpatient rehab or treatment for ketamine abuse?

Rarely does anyone start taking and abusing drugs for ‘fun.’ In more than half of drug abuse and addiction cases, people are self-medicating untreated mental health and behavioral disorders. Drug addiction is a medical problem and a disease which unfortunately has a powerful stigma attached to it. While people have no qualms about getting treatment for other medical issues like high blood pressure or diabetes, they do themselves a disservice when they refuse to acknowledge that their drug addiction is a medical problem which needs treatment.

In drug rehab, patients can detox from a drug like ketamine in a safe environment where doctors can prescribe replacement medications and medications which can alleviate some of the painful symptoms of withdrawal. Furthermore, inpatient rehab centers can help patients get to the cause of their drug abuse, whether it’s from untreated childhood trauma or anxiety and depression. Inpatient rehab centers tailor their treatment to the individual.

What are the options for paying for treatment?

Rehab centers are staffed with knowledgeable professionals who know how to work with insurance companies to get the best treatment for their patients. For those who qualify, they may receive either financing from a treatment facility or be eligible for government assistance.

What are the relapse rates for ketamine addiction?

Relapse rates for any drug average around 40%, but relapse is considered a regular part of recovery. Relapse happens with other medical conditions, not just drug addiction, and with help from trained counselors, patients who relapse can quickly get help before it spirals out of control.

What can a loved one do to help someone going through addiction recovery?

Support and encouragement are incredibly effective for recovery rates. Concerned and supportive loved ones should make time to attend family therapy sessions and work with counselors, so their loved ones have ongoing maintenance and contingency plans in place.

What does it take to achieve lifelong sobriety from drug abuse?

Lifelong sobriety is achievable with ongoing therapy, and support. Patients need to know their triggers so they can cope with life outside of a treatment facility. In a treatment center, therapists work closely with patients to craft and execute ongoing treatment plans so patients can safely transition to living a drug-free life.

Healing, Support and Recovery for Women by Women

At Casa Capri, our addiction treatment program for women addicted to ketamine is unlike any other. What sets our prescription rehab apart is our wide range of innovative and healing treatment modalities designed just for women ages 18-45 as well as our team’s deep commitment to healing each and every patient who walks through our door. We understand young women’s unique needs when it comes to recovery because our most of our all-female staff is in recovery too.

Casa Capri is a sisterhood of support that will nurture, love and empower you on your journey back to health and happiness. It’s time to live again. Please pick up the phone and give us a call today at 855-816-8826. Our process admissions team is available 24/7 to take your call.

Holding Your Hand as You Heal Your Heart

The first step in your recovery journey is Casa Capri’s in-house ketamine detox. Under a doctor’s care, you’ll be safely and comfortably tapered off all addictive substances. Next, we’ll begin your personalized treatment program, designed to get to the heart of the matter. Most women arrive in our accredited ketamine addiction rehab with underlying co-existing conditions such as trauma, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.

At Casa Capri, we understand your path to healing will be unique to you and we’ll be here with you every single step of the way, providing the tools and unconditional love you need to thrive. Our treatment programs are designed to help you discard old destructive patterns and replace them with positive beliefs and healthy behaviors. Don’t wait any longer. Call us today at Casa Capri’s rehab for ketamine addiction and start your journey towards the life you love and deserve; 855-816-8826


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