Being addicted to ketamine or any other drug is difficult for anyone to handle. You need to know that there is treatment available, you do have options. Ketamine is also known as a club drug, which is typically snorted or injected. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse ketamine use has decreased since the year 2000, which is great news. Ketamine is much more of a psychological addictive behavior therefore you need to be ready to participate in several types of therapy during your road to recovery in order to continue successfully. You can beat this with the treatment that meets your needs.
The first phase of addiction recovery is the detox phase. You can expect that this will be difficult, as it will involve withdrawal. Ketamine withdrawal is very difficult and can be very dangerous. It is usually best that you not go through withdrawal alone and if possible you should enter residential inpatient treatment especially through this phase.
What are my therapy options?
There are several therapy options that will help you get through to the ketamine addiction recovery phase.
Inpatient Residential Treatment is usually the best option for this type of treatment. Being an inpatient removes you from the environment that encouraged the use of the ketamine. It will allow you to be in a clinical setting where you can be cared for 24/7 by professionals. Sometimes with this type of drug withdrawal it is best for you to receive medication to help you get through this phase. The medication will help ease the withdrawal symptoms and make you much more comfortable through the process.
Outpatient Treatment is not always the best option for ketamine recovery but it is possible. You will be involved in therapy and counseling sessions throughout the day and then you are able to return home at night. Some people find this very difficult and it is best of they are not at home alone during the first couple of weeks.
Counseling and Therapy sessions, whether you are an inpatient or outpatient, should be adhered to for they will benefit you in many ways. It is best to try to discover what led you to take this path, identify triggers and learn how to deal with them. Cognitive Behavior therapy will be able to help you with these key triggers. You may also need to meet with a nutritionist to help you get back on track with your nutritional needs. Getting your nutritional needs on track will help you to feel better as you recover and feeling better will help keep you on track.