Recognizing an instance of Ketamine withdrawal is challenging already, let alone the risks associated with helping the user overcome such a withdrawal. Treatment for Ketamine withdrawal, though highly effective, poses many different challenges associated with safety, effectiveness and overall ability to change. Various physical and emotional symptoms can get in the way of effective treatment making Ketamine withdrawal the first and foremost challenge in recovery. Although it is challenging, it is not impossible to get sober and to stay that way; it just takes support and time.
Most of the effects that Ketamine will have on the user are merely psychological. Even when Ketamine addiction becomes a problem in the user’s life, withdrawal is mostly a psychological hurdle that the user must go through more so than it’s a physical battle. Unfortunately, even the emotional upset that occurs during Ketamine withdrawal can be highly dangerous as the user becomes increasingly more unstable and less likely to remain in control.
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What is Withdrawal?
Ketamine withdrawal occurs when a user has taken excessive amounts of Ketamine, either for a long time or many times over and then tries to quit. The body has adjusted to life with the drug and when the user takes the drug away, a range of side effects arise such as paranoia, depression, emotional imbalance and physical imbalance. These symptoms are the result of the withdrawal that is taking place from the lack of Ketamine in the daily routine.
Symptoms of Ketamine Withdrawal
Although the majority of Ketamine withdrawal symptoms are not physical in nature, they still make it difficult for the average user who is addicted to the drug to simply “throw in the towel” and quit using Ketamine abruptly. Symptoms of withdrawal can make it difficult to remain sober and cravings may lead the user right back to his or her previous behavior of drug abuse. Unfortunately, the only way for the symptoms of Ketamine withdrawal to go away is for the user to remain abstinent from the drug and allow the symptoms to run their course or to use the drug and then start the process all over again.
Common symptoms include:
- Double vision
- Hearing loss
- Increased heart beat
- Rapid breathing
- Loss of motor skills
- Loss of coordination
Treatment for Ketamine Withdrawal
While withdrawal is a challenging process, there are methods of treatment available to make getting sober a little bit easier for the user. Counseling and support are the two most common initial methods of treatment for Ketamine withdrawal but medical intervention can also help. Sometimes, medications can be provided to help the user overcome the symptoms of the withdrawal with minimal life disruption. Should symptoms of withdrawal spiral out of control or become unmanageable, intervention may be necessary to counteract the effects of the withdrawal and keep the user in a safe, stabilized state.
People who are withdrawing from Ketamine need to be isolated from others who may pose serious risks to them especially in terms of relapse. For this reason, Ketamine withdrawal treatment often takes place in a residential detox facility where the user can receive around-the-clock care and is not around others who may be subject to provide them with drugs or to instigate their drug abuse. Cravings for Ketamine will arise but these cravings tend to be much more easily managed when the user is receiving treatment in a controlled environment than they are at home when the user is alone.
Withdrawal from Ketamine is much like withdrawing from various other drugs. The user will feel a range of symptoms that make staying sober difficult to maintain. While it can be challenging and you may feel as if you cannot make it through another day without Ketamine, as time progresses, the withdrawal symptoms will begin to dissipate and you will begin to feel much better. The most important thing to remember here is that you can stay sober, you can get through withdrawal and you will come out on top!
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