KETAMINE FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances - such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine - are also considered 'drugs'. Substance abuse is a brain disease that causes uncontrollable and irresistible urges to seek out and use drugs or alcohol, even when those behaviors have a negative effect.
if you feel like you’re dependent on a substance or that you don’t have any control over your use of drugs or alcohol, it’s time to ask for help.
How is substance abuse treated?
Clinical studies show that Ketamine Therapy reduces cravings and increases motivation, leading to decreased use of drugs and alcohol. More research on how Ketamine affects addiction is needed, but it may change how your brain deals with cravings, motivation to quit a drug, and controlling behavioral reactions. Ketamine Therapy might also make behavioral therapy more effective, which is a big part of overcoming addiction.
For ketamine to be helpful in addiction treatment, it must be used under the close care of medical professionals. Recreational use could lead to addiction and other dangerous effects! If you are struggling with substance abuse, call or email us today to set up a free 15 minute consultation.