According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, ketamine is popular in teenagers and college students. This means your teen could be using ketamine. If you have positive proof that your teen is on ketamine or any other drug, it is time to look at your treatment options. Choosing the right ketamine addiction treatment program is extremely important.
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Two Main Types of Treatment Centers
There are two main type of treatment centers and each of these centers offer similar types of treatment. The two main types of centers are:
- Inpatient treatment centers – inpatient treatment is a residential type of treatment where teens stay at the facility until they are detoxed and well into treatment. This treatment works particularly well for those who need to get out of their environment while they are still in the withdrawal stages. Unfortunately, unless it is during a break, your teen will miss school during inpatient treatment.
- Outpatient treatment centers – These are not residential and you have to visit the treatment center daily, weekly, or monthly to receive treatment. This is an excellent option for long term care of both ketamine addiction and an underlying mental illness. Most people choose outpatient treatment when they have to attend school or have other obligations and a safe home life.
These two types of treatment are easily combined in a form of combination treatment. During a short inpatient stay, a teen can get over the initial withdrawal and cravings for ketamine. Then during a longer outpatient period, your teen undergoes counseling and treatment for the continuing psychological issues. This type of treatment combines the best of both inpatient and outpatient treatment.
Types of Treatment
There are many types of treatment available. A few of these types are:
- Individual counseling – one on one counseling with your teen,
- Group counseling – a therapist helps to guide a group into sharing and collaborating on treatment.
- Diet and nutritional counseling – this type of treatment is through a balance of diet and exercise,
- Aftercare – this is a program where your child continues counseling and treatment even beyond standard care. This helps with any mental illness or other issues that are created by the ketamine or that existed before the ketamine use.
Consult Your Teen in Your Treatment Decisions
Keeping an open line of communication with your teen is extremely important. Even if you are taking your teen to treatment involuntarily, knowing what your teen would want can help his or her success in treatment. Most teens do well in one environment or another. You should know which best suits your child. The wrong type of treatment will lead to relapse or further drug use after treatment.