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Do I Need Treatment for Ketamine Abuse?

There are currently no FDA-approved treatment options for ketamine abuse or addiction. However, many individuals do require treatment for these issues, as “there have been reports of people binging on ketamine” and because the drug can cause users to develop tolerance and cravings (National Institute on Drug Abuse).

As a general rule of thumb, if you think you may require treatment, you usually do, but it is still important to consider the facts of your situation and to ask yourself if treatment for ketamine abuse may be necessary.

Ask Yourself…

There are a number of questions you should ask yourself to find out if ketamine addiction treatment is necessary for you. In general, if you have been abusing the drug for more than a few months, you will likely need treatment in order to stop, but answer the questions below to find out if you are beginning to fit the profile of a ketamine addict.

Need Treatment for Ketamine Abuse

Experiencing withdrawal symptoms is a sign that you should seek ketamine abuse treatment.

  • Do you abuse ketamine every day?
  • Do you think about abusing the drug even when you are not currently taking it?
  • Do you become angry, upset, or depressed when you cannot take the drug?
  • Have you ever overdosed on the drug?
  • Have you ever stolen money, prescription pads, or anything else in order to obtain more ketamine?
  • Do you need more of the drug in order to feel the way you felt before with smaller doses?
  • Do you use the drug in a binge-crash pattern, taking a lot at one time and then sleeping for a long time to avoid negative side effects?
  • Have you experienced physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms as the result of stopping your ketamine use?
  • Has your use of the drug caused extreme problems in your life such as the end of an important relationship, the loss of your job, serious financial problems, getting arrested, failing out of school/getting expelled, etc.?
  • Despite these issues, do you continue to take it?
  • Do you feel that you cannot stop abusing ketamine on your own?

10 Signs You Need Ketamine Addiction Treatment

If you answered yes to the above questions, consider calling our helpline toll-free for immediate assistance in further determining your treatment needs. Counselors are standing by to take your call at 800-601-3889(Who Answers?).

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For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the Ketamine.com helpline is a private and convenient solution.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).

We are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work solely for AAC and will discuss whether an AAC facility may be an option for you. Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Neither Ketamine.com nor AAC receives any commission or other fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a visitor may ultimately choose.

For more information on AAC’s commitment to ethical marketing and treatment practices, or to learn more about how to select a treatment provider, visit our About AAC page. If you wish to explore additional treatment options or connect with a specific rehab center, you can browse top-rated listings or visit SAMHSA.