For some individuals, drug use is a way to socialize, have fun with friends, and experience the world in a different way. While the recreational use of drugs like ketamine may initially seem harmless, this dissociative drug is known to be highly addictive and can easily lead to substance abuse. If you or a loved one is experiencing ketamine abuse and the challenging withdrawal symptoms associated, professional ketamine addiction treatment is available.
At 4 Seasons Detox, your long-term sobriety is our ultimate goal. We provide professional detox services alongside addiction treatment that helps you navigate the beginning stages of sobriety with the help and support of our compassionate team of addiction specialists. Sustainable sobriety is possible. We can help.
Ketamine is known as a “dissociative anesthetic” and is commonly used by doctors for sedation. More recently, ketamine has been used as a recreational drug. Ketamine users note the hallucinogenic effects of the substance, which have increased its popularity in social settings.
Those who use ketamine experience a short-lived high, and can easily build up a tolerance to the drug. This combination makes ketamine highly addictive and susceptible to drug abuse. Overdose by ketamine is possible, and as individuals build up their tolerance and take more of the drug, this risk rises substantially.
Ketamine withdrawal symptoms are both physical and psychological and can have a severe impact on an individual’s daily life, healthy functioning, and relationships. Due to the potential medical care needed to navigate these symptoms, alongside the risk of relapse, we will always recommend a professional medical detox as you begin your recovery journey.
Our team of medical professionals provides both physical and mental health support for those experiencing withdrawal symptoms. This level of care is often needed to help individuals fully rid their bodies of toxins before doing the mental health work necessary to make a full recovery. Remember, the only safe detox is one supported by medical professionals!
The physical withdrawal symptoms occur approximately 24 hours after your last dose, and can range from minor to severe. Addiction specialists are able to ease the discomfort of these symptoms, which may include:
For many, the psychological withdrawal symptoms associated with ketamine detox are the most challenging part of recovery. These withdrawal symptoms may include:
After you have completed your ketamine detox, you will notice that the ketamine withdrawal symptoms have started to subside. However, your journey to recovery has only just begun. Substance abuse recovery not only requires a detox process but mental health care that helps individuals understand why they chose to abuse ketamine in the first place.
At 4 Seasons Detox, we believe in the power of mental wellness for long-term sobriety. That’s why our addiction treatment programs include a wide range of mental health services, including individual therapy, group therapy, family counseling, holistic modalities for healing, and more.
Additionally, our treatment center offers dual diagnosis treatment for those who are struggling with mental health disorders alongside addiction. With the skills and resources needed to navigate challenging situations, addiction can become a thing of the past.
If you are ready to leave chronic ketamine abuse behind and step into the freedom that long-term sobriety can bring, we look forward to supporting you on your journey. Whether you have been navigating ketamine dependence for a long time, or recently became aware of the social and physical problems associated with your recreational drug use, we are here to offer compassionate support.
If you have additional questions about what to expect during ketamine detox, or what it means to work with our team of professionals at 4 Seasons Detox, reach out at any time. We look forward to helping you pave the way to a brighter tomorrow.