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How Do I Know My Wife Needs Ketamine Addiction Treatment?

Determining whether or not your spouse needs treatment for their substance use disorder can be very difficult, but it is important to remember that rehab is always beneficial––and often necessary––to someone struggling with addiction.

Call 800-601-3889(Who Answers?) now to find a safe, reliable facility where your loved one can recover.

Signs of Ketamine Addiction

Ketamine addiction is a serious issue; it causes binge abuse, tolerance, and dependence, just like many other drugs of abuse. In addition, the Center for Substance Abuse Research states, “Larger doses of ketamine may produce what users refer to as a K-hole,” an out-of-body, near-death experience that, unfortunately, most users are attempting to experience when taking the drug. This often occurs on the brink of overdose, so addiction to ketamine is a very dangerous problem that should be treated accordingly.

Ketamine Addiction Treatment

Depression is a common sign of ketamine addiction.

Below are the common signs of ketamine abuse and addiction. If your wife consistently displays issues like those below, she is likely addicted to the drug and its effects.

  • Impaired motor functioning (while on the drug)
  • Delirium (while on the drug)
  • Muscle rigidity (while on the drug)
  • Derealization or a loss of touch with reality (while on the drug)
  • Aggression or violent behavior not typical to your loved one
  • Amnesia
    • This is one of ketamine’s more dangerous side effects, and noticing it consistently means your wife abuses the drug often. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, binge use of the substance is common, and this can quickly lead to addiction in the same way it does with stimulants.
  • Flashbacks
    • This is a similar issue to hallucinogenic drugs, which cause unpredictable vivid hallucinations of the effects experienced when abusing a substance. Sometimes, flashbacks can create severe anxiety in those who are always afraid of experiencing them again.
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Cognitive difficulties

Does My Wife Need Treatment?

If your wife is often showing signs of these issues, it is likely that she is abusing ketamine consistently and in a binge-crash pattern. This is one of the most dangerous ways to abuse an addictive drug like ketamine, and it is likely that your loved one has become addicted. Without proper treatment it will be very difficult for her to quit.

According to the NIDA, the consistent use of dangerous drugs often changes one’s brain chemistry to the point where they cannot stop using the substance even if they want to.

This is why treatment is required for addicted individuals; without a proper rehabilitation program that provides them with medication options to reverse these changes and teaches them the skills they need to put an end to their substance abuse, relapse is much more common, and recovery becomes more and more unlikely.

Ketamine Toxicity Dangers & the Need for Treatment

Seek Help for Your Loved One Today

If your wife is abusing ketamine consistently and in large amounts, it is important to seek safe, professional help in a rehab center.

Call 800-601-3889(Who Answers?) today to find a facility that will cater to your wife’s needs and help make a real change in both of your lives.

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