take two different forms:
physical and mental ketamine effects
. The effects of Ketamine are most detrimental to the mental aspect of the user. Ketamine addiction is devastating. At the same time, the effect of ketamine use is both destructive and seductive. People enjoy the drug for the same reasons that it is affecting them negatively.
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic. This means that the drug allows them to disassociate themselves from their own consciousness. This is what is known as the near death feeling. The slang term for the near death feeling is "k-hole". This is the desired high from the use of ketamine.
Of all the ketamine effects, the most sought after is this feeling of disassociation. With the acquisition of this feeling come many consequences. If the user continues use to the point of a k-hole, they can begin to do irreparable damage. The perforation in their consciousness can become permanent. This then creates a neurosis that is inescapable. This leads to periodic episodes of complete consciousness perforation. If this continues the person can become insane beyond psychological assistance.
The more mild effects if ketamine addiction include the heart rate increases along with a slight euphoric feeling. This feeling of euphoria can be deceiving. For when something is truly wrong the user may not know it. If their body is being affected in a fatal way the euphoria will not draw their attention to the problem. This can lead to more use and sometimes to the point of death.
The physical ketamine effects are mild compared to the mental ketamine effects. PCP, ketamine, and alcohol all belong to a class of drugs that prevent brain cells from picking up glutamate, a chemical messenger that cells use to communicate with each other.* A person can become psychologically addicted to ketamine without even realizing it. Their thoughts become consumed with getting more and using more of the drug.
Once the user has entered into the stage of ketamine addiction there becomes a major problem. There is hope. We at Recovery Now TV have been treating ketamine addiction patients for years. We have a trained staff ready to proceed in caring for all of the detrimental effects of ketamine addiction.
If the person is unwilling to receive ketamine treatment there is still hope. One of the strongest ketamine effects is the obsession that has taken hold of the users mental abilities. Everything they think of is in relation to ketamine. Their lives become consumed with the thought of being high, and how to receive more of the ketamine in order to become high again. It is an endless cycle that can result in death.
The goal is to not let the ketamine effects take over the persons desire to get and stay sober. Our facilities are ready to help detox and treat the patient in need with a ketamine
rehab treatment program
Ketamine can be fatal. But even worse, it can cause a person to lose touch with reality in a way that can never be repaired. The tear in their fabric of consciousness can be repaired if its not to late.
Call us now. Our well-trained staff are waiting by the phone to help you.
* Drug facts quoted from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Choosing a Facility
Questions to Ask When Choosing a Facility for
Ketamine Addiction Treatment
If this is your first time seeking treatment for ketamine addiction for yourself or a loved one, it would be helpful to know which questions to ask when searching for possible treatment programs. RecoveryNowTV.com will guide you in making the most appropriate decision based on your individual needs.
When researching ketamine addiction treatment programs, consider the questions below to help guide you to making the most appropriate decision for treatment:
Will the rehab facility work with your health insurance company?
If you have health insurance, please click here or scroll to the bottom of the page to access the complete Insurance Guidance Information page.
Where is the facility located?
Oftentimes, facilities will urge you to travel out of your area to receive treatment for ketamine addiction. Consider the list of pros and cons below for traveling out of the area for treatment.
What governing body is the treatment facility licensed through?
All ketamine treatment programs providing therapeutic services and treatment planning, must be licensed by a State governing body. If one of the facilities that you are considering is NOT part of the RecoveryNowTV network, then you will need to make sure that the facility is licensed through the state.
Is the facility accredited?
If so, what is the accreditation agency governing the facility? Accreditation is a true sign of a quality and safety assurance plan for a facility. While accreditation is not mandatory for a facility, it does provide a higher level of standards for a facility to adhere to. The two major accrediting bodies are The Joint Commission (JCAHO) and Commission on Accreditation of Addiction recovery Facilities (CARF). Both accrediting organizations ensure that the facility actively participates in rigorous quality and safety improvement protocols.
What does a typical day entail?
Ask the ketamine recovery facility go through the daily schedule and feel free to ask questions of each item on the schedule. This will give you an understanding of all of the services offered. This will allow you to take full advantage of the treatment protocols being offered.
What is the price of the treatment?
Are there additional costs over and above the stated cost? Is there a daily rate? Is there an early termination policy?
Is there an extended care program?
When searching for a ketamine treatment program, if time and your schedule permits, it is recommended that you enter an extended care program or a structured sober living environment. This will ensure that the re-entry back into daily living is a safe transition. Many programs offer a step-down or sober living program which includes mandatory Twelve Step participation, curfews, and drug testing.
Is there a program in place for relapse?
It is important to know if the addiction recovery program will support you during a relapse. Many programs have relapse prevention or a refresher course in case of a relapse. Although many people do not want to consider readmitting to a treatment facility, it is important to know that your treatment program will support you if you have a relapse.