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Ketamine Addiction Treatment

You may have heard of ketamine either in veterinary practice or in the treatment of depression.

An FDA-approved anesthetic, Ketamine has now become widely abused by many. Ketamine addiction is a serious concern as the drug can lead to physical and psychological dependence, withdrawal symptoms, and potential long-term damage.

Treating addiction to Ketamine requires various therapy sessions and treatments to defeat the physical and psychological effects. Therefore, at New Breath Recovery we offer highly effective treatments and therapy sessions. Our team is committed to helping you defeat your Ketamine addiction and provide you with the best chance of long-term recovery.

Ketamine developed in Belgium decades ago as a medication for animals in veterinary practice.

When it became an FDA-approved anesthetic, it was used widely during the Vietnam War.

Following this, Ketamine treatment became utilized in emergency medicine to calm suicidal patients suffering from severe anxiety, severe depression, bipolar depression, and other mood disorders. However, due to the quick sedative and euphoric effects of ketamine, it has become commonly abused.

In recent years, ketamine has become an increasingly popular drug to treat chronic pain conditions and treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine infusion therapy, or IV ketamine infusions, involves infusing ketamine at a controlled rate by a healthcare provider. However, unless a medical team strictly monitors this treatment, it can also quickly lead to addiction and fuel the harmful ketamine addiction cycle.

While it’s possible to recover from a Ketamine addiction and lead a normal life, it can be challenging to overcome without the help of professionals. If you’ve never looked into a ketamine addiction treatment center before, you may wonder if you really need treatment for your Ketamine abuse. Some common signs that Ketamine addiction treatment may be the right choice for you or a loved one are:

Common Signs

1. You often isolate yourself to use or hide the amount of ketamine you take from others.
2. You begin to experience withdrawal symptoms as soon as your last dose has worn off.
3. You need to take more ketamine to experience the same high as last time.
4. You have lost romantic relationships, friendships, and family relationships due to your illicit drug abuse.
5. You have experienced significant financial or property loss to fund your ketamine addiction.
6. You have begun to experience new or worsening mental health disorders from your ketamine abuse.
7. You have tried to quit ketamine cold turkey in the past but could not achieve long-term recovery.
8. You are neglecting responsibilities and uplifting relationships.

The Ketamine detox process may look different depending on how long and often you have been abusing Ketamine. Generally, before entering a treatment center for Ketamine addiction, you will need to complete detoxification. During detox, our medical professionals will determine if medication-assisted treatment is right for you based on your unique situation. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) involves using specific medications to decrease cravings and ease Ketamine withdrawal symptoms.

Ketamine detox

During the Ketamine detox process, addiction specialists will offer 24/7 support to ensure that your symptoms do not escalate and that you remain comfortable. Following Ketamine detox, we encourage clients to enter residential treatment to explore the root causes of their Ketamine addiction, which is an essential next step in long-term recovery. In addition, ketamine abuse can lead to a host of health issues if left untreated.

Several options are available to treat Ketamine addiction. Some of the most common treatment models you may experience when seeking Ketamine addiction treatment are:


Detoxification is the first step toward lasting recovery from Ketamine addiction. During Ketamine detox, you will receive 24/7 medical support from licensed medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, physician assistants, etc., to ensure a safe and effective withdrawal process.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment, otherwise referred to as residential rehab, provides a safe and structured atmosphere where clients live at our treatment facility for around-the-clock care and support. The length of stay at an inpatient treatment center depends on many factors, such as substance abuse history and other medical concerns. During inpatient treatment, clients participate in numerous therapies such as individual, group, and family therapy while attending support meetings, educational courses, and more to gain the tools needed for long-term recovery from Ketamine addiction.

Partial Hospitalization Treatment

After completing residential treatment, clients are encouraged to participate in partial hospitalization. A partial hospitalization program is a type of outpatient treatment that involves participants attending therapy for a specified number of hours per day and days per week, after which they return home. 

For example, patients may attend our Ketamine addiction treatment program for 6 hours per day, 5 days per week. While attending partial hospitalization, they participate in various approaches to addiction treatment, such as 12-step programs, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, EMDR therapy, holistic therapies, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and more.

Outpatient Treatment

After completing residential treatment or partial hospitalization, clients are encouraged to partake in outpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment offers ongoing support and therapies for continued recovery following intensive Ketamine addiction treatment.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis treatment is used to address mental health disorders coupled with Ketamine addiction simultaneously. Mental health disorders can include anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and more.

Depending on the program you take part in, you may be offered some combination of the following therapy sessions and programs.

Individual Therapy Sessions 

While attending individual therapy, clients meet with a clinical therapist to address/talk through their Ketamine addiction and associated disorders. During individual therapy, counselors cover topics such as the underlying causes of Ketamine addiction, triggers, tools to overcome it, and more.

Group Therapy Sessions

While attending group therapy, clients meet with other individuals in varying stages of recovery, whether suffering from Ketamine addiction or other addictions/associated disorders, to collectively discuss their substance use and behavioral health conditions. During group therapy, clients get the chance to strengthen their support network to help reinforce their Ketamine recovery.

Family Therapy Sessions

It’s common for those struggling with Ketamine addiction to have loved ones who have been negatively affected by their addiction. During family therapy, a licensed clinical therapist will work with the recovering addict and their family to address issues that may affect their journey to sobriety. This is also an excellent approach for those who need additional family support or whose family members need help understanding Ketamine addiction.

Therapeutic Activities

Therapeutic activities offer a creative outlet to develop coping skills for Ketamine addiction recovery. In addition, some therapeutic activities include nature therapy, animal therapy, art therapy, meditation therapy, music therapy, and more.

As with other types of addiction, there is never one specific reason why someone may become addicted to Ketamine. The same goes for one particular route to treating Ketamine addiction. Similarly, at New Breath Recovery, we work with your unique recovery needs and goals to tailor a special treatment plan for you to overcome alcoholism.

Therefore, if you are ready to take the first step toward a Ketamine-free life, call us at (805) 800-8708. If you are not ready to make the call, you can fill out our contact form to receive a call from us. 

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