Ketamine for Substance Abuse Treatment
Treatment from substance abuse disorders calls for an individualized treatment approach. Ketamine helps patients regain a sense of control over their physical and emotional symptoms. Ketamine works to provide rapid relief from cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making them an important part of the recovery process.
Ketamine is a powerful anesthetic and pain-reliever used for decades in hospitals around the globe. Recent research in the last few decades indicates that ketamine can affect the central nervous system through interacting with the n-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. This allows it to help reduce symptoms of conditions like substance abuse disorder.
What Is Substance Abuse?
Substance abuse is a complex mental health condition identified by compulsive drug or alcohol abuse that will lead to significant disruptions in a person’s everyday life. This means anytime a person takes drugs that are not legal or uses substances past the legal or healthy limit.
Warning signs of a substance abuse problem include the following:
- Loss of interest in hobbies
- Social withdrawal
- Lack of self-care
- Eating more or less than normal
- Sleeping more or less than normal
- Problems in your personal or professional lives
- Mood swings
How Does Ketamine Help With Addiction?
Addiction is the result of the brain and body consuming a substance and the ensuing chemical reaction. Over time, dependency forms, and the bliss that you felt when consuming a substance can become harder and harder to maintain, causing you to turn to higher doses.
With ketamine binding to the NMDA receptors, it can help block signals from being sent to the brain which gives the brain an opportunity to reset old connections and forge new ones.
Rainfall Medicine’s innovative use of ketamine treatment for addiction can help you or a loved one who may be struggling with substance abuse. Ketamine is a rapid-acting, effective new treatment that we utilize to help patients along their recovery process.
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Are You A Good Candidate for Ketamine Infusion Therapy?
Although it has been used for more than half a century as an anesthetic and pain reliever, Ketamine is now proving to be the biggest breakthrough in depression treatment in decades as well. Studies show that up to 72% of patients may find relief from symptoms after undergoing a series of ketamine infusions.
If you are interested in learning more about how ketamine treatment for substance abuse can help you, contact Rainfall Medicine today and schedule your free consultation.
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