Ketamine Treatments for Substance Addiction
What Is Ketamine?
Ketamine, which has an exceptional safety record and far-ranging benefits, is a medication that has traditionally been employed as an anesthetic. Today, ketamine therapy is frequently used to treat conditions resistant to conventional medicine.
Shown to help break the addiction cycle by becoming involved with specific brain processes, ketamine therapy shows promise as an effective treatment for those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction.
A reduction of cravings, increased insight, and rapid decrease of other symptoms associated with substance addiction, like anxiety, have been reported by those using ketamine.
A powerful tool in the treatment of this condition, ketamine works best as part of a comprehensive treatment program, like what we offer here at Resilience Integrative Wellness. Get on the road to recovery with ketamine therapy and community support by scheduling a complimentary consultation today.
Why It’s a Preferred Treatment
Having been used for decades, ketamine is trusted within the medical profession and is backed by an outstanding safety record.
Enjoy a crucial reprieve from cravings, as research suggests ketamine therapy for substance addiction can reduce those desires.
Ketamine is FDA-approved and a legal psychedelic when administered by registered medical practitioners like those on our staff.
Because ketamine is typically delivered intravenously or by intramuscular injection, it’s incredibly fast-acting, often working within hours.
Ketamine vs. Traditional Medicine
Ketamine for substance addiction can bring about a temporary altered state of consciousness during treatment, one that can increase insight. With this new perspective, many report enhanced motivation and optimism about their recovery, which can lead to lasting behavioral changes. Those feelings are hard to come by with traditional medicine, as it focuses on treating just one portion of addiction rather than the whole person.
Ketamine is a novel approach to treating this complex, chronic condition that has been shown to help individuals unlearn harmful behaviors. Learn more about how others have adopted healthier patterns through the use of ketamine psychedelics and how you can, too.
How Ketamine Helps Treat Substance Addiction
Ketamine is believed to be involved in several brain processes that assist in breaking addictive cycles. As an NMDA receptor antagonist (meaning it inhibits them), the brain's ability to change and adapt is enhanced. Instead of enjoying feelings of reward when the substance is consumed, many have been able to "rewire" those brain reward pathways, helping move away from addictive behavior.
Because addiction is typically associated with other mental health conditions, like depression, ketamine can be especially effective. A rapid reduction in symptoms of wide-ranging conditions can significantly aid the addiction recovery process. Learn more about ketamine and how it can help get you on the path to comprehensive, long-lasting wellness.
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Our dedicated professionals, who collectively have over 60 years of experience in medicine, are at the heart of our practice. Because of these expert clinicians, we offer an environment where clients feel heard, valued, and empowered in their recovery journey. Meet our team members today, the ones who prioritize safe, healing experiences.
Our Partners, Your Network
We're not just a ketamine clinic – we're a healthcare team with a holistic approach dedicated to helping you live life pain-free. As part of our approach, we offer a partner network comprised of other therapists in the area who provide beneficial services. We're here for you, whether or not you use our treatments.
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