According to the Mayo Clinic, the holidays are a wonderful time to get together with friends and family for some and a time filled with depression, loneliness, and drug use for others. This unfortunately effect of the holiday season inspires people in ketamine addiction recovery to slide back into the use of this dissociative drug. Ketamine often allows people to escape a reality that they feel is unpleasant which is what makes it particularly appealing to those who feel despair around the holiday season. Fortunately, there are reasons not to go down the path of relapse back into the ketamine addiction.
1. Ketamine Addiction causes you to Forget
Despite the depression you might be feeling now, the holidays are actually a time of joy. Ketamine causes you to forget what you are experiencing. It can cause you not to do the things that you need to such as attend work, school, or other important functions while you are taking it. It causes you to forget your responsibilities, which might be fine for a short period but in the end will rapidly begin to destroy your life and your family.
2. You will Lose those Closest to You
People who are not addicted to ketamine will gradually drift away from you once you relapse. During initial recovery, you probably spent some time developing and repairing relationships and family ties. You also developed a support structure. If you relapse, these family ties and relationships will rapidly fall apart again. Friends and family relationships take work and time to build but only seconds to destroy. The state the ketamine puts you in often damages relationships.
3. Ketamine is Expensive
Ketamine is an expensive drug to be addicted to. You already know this if you have been through the addiction recovery process before. It is difficult, not to mention expensive to:
- purchase the drug,
- deal with the legal consequences of being caught with the drug,
- lose your job because you are using the drug, and
- recover from the psychological addiction.
All of these things make ketamine relapse financially not worth the trouble. If you want to escape the addiction and the cost of the addiction, it is best to stay away from trying to self medicate with it. Using ketamine to stave off holiday depression and loneliness is an expensive prospect all around.
4. You will Face Arrest
If your recovery was part of a court ordered recovery plan, relapse will cause you to go to jail. If you are caught with ketamine even if your recovery was not court ordered you will go to jail. If you do something stupid and illegal while you are high on ketamine you will go to jail. Remember that many people choose to use drugs and alcohol irresponsibly during the holidays, most police departments are on high alert for drugged or drunken behavior this time of year.
5. You will Face Disappointment, Resentment, and Rejection
Relapsing back into ketamine addiction causes you to feel disappointment and resentment. You will feel disappointed in yourself. When you come out of the ketamine stupor you will regret what you did. It is much better to save yourself from the regret than it is to go through the feelings of disappointment, resentment, and rejection all over again.
Unfortunately, despite this sometimes relapses do happen. If you do relapse, we can help call us at 800-915-1270 (Who Answers?) for more information.