If you are unfamiliar with ketamine, it is what is called a dissociative drug used as an anesthetic for both humans and animals. It can also be prescribed as a treatment for depression. However, while effective when used as prescribed, ketamine also has a potential for abuse. Some people seek it out for recreational use, to detach from their surroundings, and to feel relief from feelings of stress or anxiety. For help with treating a ketamine addiction, contact the NuLife Behavioral Health team. We will be happy to answer any questions that you or a loved one may have. Treatment and recovery look different for everyone, but we create personalized treatment plans for every individual in our care. Contact us today at 888.568.2057 to learn more about substance abuse treatment in our Massachusetts center.
Understanding the Need for Ketamine Addiction Treatment
The sense of detachment created by ketamine can be very addictive. Ketamine is not the only dissociative drug out there. People also might abuse nitrous oxide (aka laughing gas) and phencyclidine, which you may be more familiar with as PCP or Angel Dust.
To help a loved one you think may be battling a ketamine addiction, be on the lookout to see if you notice any of these symptoms:
- They are consistently very agitated
- They are hallucinating
- They have problems focusing and thinking clearly
- They seem confused and are forgetful
- They are experiencing stiff muscles and numbness in the body
More serious health conditions can persist with extended use of the drug over time, some leaving lasting damage. Kidney and liver problems are the most serious, and women have an increased risk for a bladder condition called ketamine cystitis.
Receiving Substance Abuse Treatment in Massachusetts
NuLife Behavioral Health is able to offer comprehensive substance abuse treatment programs on our campus in Massachusetts. In order to help you or a loved one get your life back on track, we offer a variety of services, including individual and group therapy, experiential therapies, and family support groups.
Psychotherapy and experiential therapies work to help you get to the root of why you started abusing ketamine in the first place. Therapy brings to light how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors contribute to addiction. This way, healthier responses and behaviors that support sobriety can be developed to avoid going down the same path.
Therapeutic approaches we offer include:
- Experiential therapies like meditation and yoga to help you reach a place of physical and emotional balance.
- Individual therapy for one-on-one work with a therapist who can help address your specific needs.
- Group therapy with peers who understand what you are going through firsthand and can support you along your journey.
- Family therapy and support groups to involve your loved ones in your treatment plan.
- Gender-specific therapy groups that can help you build trust and support with people who relate to your experiences.
While we focus on outpatient programming, we are also able to refer you to a detox and residential facility if needed as the first step. Treatment options allow you to continue working or attending school while you receive the treatment you need with flexible scheduling options.
Get in Touch with NuLife Behavioral Health Today
At NuLife Behavioral Health, we offer effective outpatient addiction treatment for a variety of substance use disorders, including ketamine addiction. We also offer dual diagnosis treatment for those with a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder. Making a treatment plan that is unique to your needs will set you up for the greatest chance of success in recovery. The goal is to reduce your risk of relapse by arming yourself with the right tools and support network.
Give our treatment team a call today at 888.568.2057 to learn more about substance abuse treatment options at our outpatient facility in Massachusetts. Recovery is possible, and we are here to help guide you on your treatment journey.