Ketamine Infusion Therapy has emerged as a safe, fantastic, and judicious treatment for a range of medical conditions, including depressive disorders. However, it is important to receive Ketamine Therapy only from a qualified provider in a professional in-office environment.
Irresponsible access to ketamine can cause addiction and health risks and if you watch television or some movies you will know that that is not appealing and if you have experienced someone in real life who is addicted to some drug then you have all the experience you need in regards to that.
Ketamine addiction rehab aftercare is vital to prevent a relapse. A systematic care process will help the patient to restore various realms of their life that have been impacted by the addiction.
Standout and dependable Dr. Steven Mandel of Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles provides ketamine infusion treatments to patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County, California, and surrounding locations in this part of the southwest.
Recovery from Ketamine Addiction
Ketamine addiction can affect the physical, psychological, behavioral, familial, social, legal and occupational or academic functioning of a patient. Addiction should be viewed as a chronic condition, and a relapse may occur just as it does in other chronic illnesses. Relapse is not an indication of the patient’s personal failure to recover, and the patient’s caregivers as well as the treatment provider should explain that carefully to them.
Relapse should only be viewed as a temporary setback, and a signal that renewed recovery efforts are required. Success in recovery from ketamine addiction comes with persistence, application of appropriate levels of care, social recovery support, and maintaining a good relapse prevention plan.
A customized and comprehensive relapse prevention plan targeting the negative effects of ketamine addiction will pave the way for a sustainable recovery. The prevention plan can include management of cravings and triggers, addressing mental health symptoms and self-sabotaging behaviors as well as restoration of a healthy, positive lifestyle and relationships.
Aftercare for ketamine addiction is an important stage of relapse prevention. Continuing care and ongoing support will help in abstinence from ketamine and enable the patient to lead a ketamine-free life.
Ketamine addiction aftercare services may include:
- Individual and group counseling for the support of recovery efforts
- Processing feelings
- Learning and practicing coping skills for stress
- Handling triggers to use
- Managing cravings
A range of support systems and resources may be needed for a successful recovery from ketamine addiction. These may include:
- Support for maintaining independent living
- Obtaining needed medical and psychiatric care
- Developing community supports
- Healthy recreational and leisure activity
Another key part of aftercare is managing problem behavior that leads to ketamine abuse. Impulsivity and risk-taking behavior is addressed by redirecting choices toward positive and healthy behavior. Ketamine Infusion Therapy should only be used in controlled conditions and in very low doses under the supervision for a ketamine professional. This can avoid the risk of addiction.
Follow-up Medical Care
Health complications can occur due to ketamine addiction that will require follow up medical care. These may include care for any physical problems arising due to toxicity of ketamine. Treatments for GI, kidney and bladder are not uncommon in such cases. Persistent psychiatric symptoms will also require professional care.
Dr. Mandel provides ketamine infusion treatments to patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County, California, and nearby areas.
For more information about Ketamine Infusion Therapy treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling 310-270-0625
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