Ketamine Addiction Treatment

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Ketamine Rehabilitation

Ketamine, otherwise known as ‘Ket’, is a powerfully addictive and dangerous anaesthetic drug, that comes either in powder form which is snorted or swallowed, or in liquid form and is injected. Ketamine was initially designed to be used in hospital or veterinary settings, as an anaesthetic and sedative drug for animals, during operations, surgeries and to help manage pain. Unfortunately, when its effects were discovered by humans it became a huge hit and is used widely as a recreational drug.

Here at the Providence Projects, we have been helping individuals break free from ketamine addiction for 25 years. Our rehab programme provides therapy to help you address the cause of ketamine abuse. We also provide aftercare services and family support programmes to help loved ones heal from the impact of ketamine addiction. Start your recovery today at the UK’s leading rehab centre in Bournemouth. Drug rehabilitation at the Providence Projects begins with a telephone assessment conducted by our team of addiction specialists.

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What is Ketamine addiction?

It is possible to develop both a physical and a psychological addiction to ketamine. Ketamine is used widely as a recreational drug, at clubs and parties. Due to it’s tranquilising and anaesthetic effect, many people enjoy the pleasure and sense of calm they feel when they take it. Unfortunately, if taken frequently enough, individuals will develop a tolerance to the drug, and become convinced that they need it: they will take more and more ketamine to achieve the same initial effect. Using Ketamine on a daily basis can have a detrimental effect on mental and physical health, and if taken in high enough doses, users will exhibit addictive tendencies similar to those seen in other drugs.

Ketamine addicts will suddenly start to focus all of their energies on obtaining the drug, regardless of negative consequences. Powerful psychological and physical cravings will be frequent, as users will only be able to think about where to get their next hit of ketamine.

The impact of ketamine addiction on family members is severe, and they are often the ones who suffer most. Somehow ketamine addiction can trap the user into their own world, and they pay little attention to anything or anyone else. The effect on loved ones is detrimental, who often report feeling helpless, frustrated, exhausted and at a loss as to what to do facing this drug addiction.

If you are concerned about your loved one’s ketamine use, please call us today on 0800 955 0945. Our team of addiction experts would be happy to discuss with you the options for ketamine detox at our drug rehab.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Amnesia
  • Impaired memory
  • Hallucinations (Auditory & Visual)
  • Kidney damage
  • Severe bladder damage
  • Unconsciousness
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Bad hallucinations
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness/Fatigue
  • Increased heart rate
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • ‘K-hole’
  • Detachment from reality

Ketamine Detox

Ketamine detox is the process by which a person addicted to ketamine undergoes withdrawal from the drug (part of the ketamine addiction treatment). The safest way to detox from ketamine is in a residential rehab centre with the appropriate clinical supervision. The detox is the first step in the process of recovery, and is necessary to eliminate all traces of the drug from the user’s system. It can be uncomfortable, and intense cravings will often present themselves as the user endures the ketamine withdrawal symptoms.

Ketamine is a widely used drug for recreational purposes, but it is still possible to develop a tolerance and dependency on the drug from ketamine abuse. Our ketamine rehab and detox programmes have been running since we opened our doors in 1996, and we have helped thousands of people to recover from their ketamine detox and go on to lead successful and happy lives in recovery.

Ketamine withdrawals

Ketamine withdrawal is primarily psychological, although physical withdrawal symptoms have been reported by some chronic users. The withdrawal process can last anywhere from 72 hours to a few weeks, and is often an uncomfortable process. Typically, ketamine withdrawal symptoms will set in after 24 hours and alleviate after a few days. The length of the withdrawal process is determined by the frequency of the addict’s drug use, the amount they’ve been using, their tolerance level, any other drugs they’ve been using and how long ago they used ketamine. The most common ketamine physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms are listed below:

  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Delusion & hallucination
  • Double vision
  • Hearing loss
  • Anger
  • Agitation
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea & sickness
  • Shaking & tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of motor skills
  • Cognitive impairment

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Our ketamine rehab programme is designed specifically to treat the individual and help them explore and address the factors which motivated their addiction.

Our ketamine addiction treatment is intensive, and incorporates several treatment options including specialist therapies such as individual therapy, CBT, group therapy and motivational interviewing. The addiction treatment is bespoke and tailored to each client depending on their circumstances, needs, and history of substance abuse.

Our approach to ketamine rehab treatment is to provide holistic care, treating the whole person in the context of their own life. We aim to help the person recover as a whole: mind, body and spirit. That’s why our residential rehab treatment also incorporates complementary therapies for physical and mental health such as acupuncture, reiki and exercise classes, to help the client rebalance emotionally and spiritually thanks to the drug addiction treatment.

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Ketamine Rehab Admission

Here at the Providence Projects, we want to make your admission to ketamine rehabilitation programme as easy and hassle-free as possible. Below we’ve outlined the admissions procedure, but if you have any questions feel free to give us a call on 0800 955 0945 and speak to one of our friendly admissions team who are happy to answer any questions you may have in order to help you start your ketamine addiction treatment.

Step 1:

No-obligation, free initial assessment: These are carried out over the telephone or in-person. Assessments last around 30-40 minutes and are a chance for you to ask any questions you may have about the rehab programme. It also enables us to get all the information we need to make sure we are the right place for your addiction treatment (we might ask about your ketamine use, psychological dependence, mental health issues…).

Step 2:

Your assessment will be processed, and reviewed by our therapeutic and our medical teams at the Providence Surgery and the Providence Projects. We aim for this to happen on the same day as your assessment.

Step 3:

We will ring you to inform you of our decision, and whether or not you have been offered a place with us for your addiction treatment. We hope in most cases to be a suitable setting for your needs, and we can move onto Step 4. If however, we aren’t quite the right rehab for you, we will inform you of this and our reasoning, and of course recommend and refer to suitable rehabilitation settings.

Step 4:

We will work with you to agree the best possible ketamine rehab admission date. Depending on your individual circumstances, we will arrange immediate or same-day admission, or book you in for a future time and date. Some people will be bound by work, family or financial commitments, and others want to come in straight away.

Step 5:

Once we have agreed an admission date, we will ask to take a deposit from you for £1,000, which is required to secure your place with us for your addiction treatment. Then we will arrange to either collect you for your admission date, or you can make your own way to our private rehab facility to start your ketamine addiction treatment. We will send you out an admission letter with details of everything you need to bring with you to make your stay as comfortable as possible!

Step 6:

Arrive at the centre and start your recovery journey from ketamine addiction into a successful recovery!

All 6 steps of the Ketamine rehab admission process can be completed within 24 hours.

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What are the benefits of going to Ketamine rehab?

Here at the Providence Projects, we want you to know that recovery from ketamine addiction is possible. By entering a private residential ketamine rehab clinic, you will receive professional detoxification supervision, a comprehensive therapeutic programme, and helpful insights and tools to help you manage future cravings, monitor your withdrawal symptoms and to control impulses. The impact of ketamine addiction on the mind can be devastating – which is why therapy sessions (individual and group therapy)are often required to help treat the psychological issues at the root of the ketamine addiction.

The length of your stay in ketamine drug rehab will depend on your individual circumstances (frequency of ketamine abuse, psychological dependence, physical and mental health, use of other addictive drugs), and the progress you make in the first 4 weeks. Initially we would recommend checking in for 28 days, and our full drug rehab programme lasts for 12 weeks. Our counsellors are always available to discuss your requirements, and we provide a free, no-obligation telephone assessment and consultation to answer any questions you may have.

If you’re reading this and are worried about yourself or a loved one’s ketamine use, the good news is that help is available. Ketamine need no longer control your life, choices, behaviours and emotions. In recovery from ketamine abuse, you will learn that you need never use drugs or alcohol again. If you have any questions about ketamine addiction, rehab or detox, then please call us now on 0800 955 0945
– you can change your life today and begin your recovery journey. Alternatively you can fill out our quick and easy contact form, and someone will call you back shortly.

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Ketamine Rehab FAQ

Who abuses ketamine?

Ketamine is especially popular in the club and rave scenes among teens and young adults where it was originally used to increase the effect of ecstasy. Its sedating effects, which create an out-of-body experience (called “dissociative anesthesia”). Today it is still used by students and young adults to reach that hallucinatory state detached from their environment.

What are the signs and symptoms of ketamine addiction?

Ketamine use can affects people differently, signs of ketamine substance abuse include a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms :

Slurred speech, bladder pain and incontinence, redness of the skin, insomnia, drowsiness, loss of coordination and concentration, rapid eye movements, irritability, fatigue, depression.

What happens in ketamine rehab?

As you saw above, our Ketamine rehab admission follows several steps to get you started.

After the detox, the main part of our ketamine addiction treatment options resides in the range of therapies we offer to better your physical and mental health : CBT, dialectical behaviour therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, music and holistic therapies… By making sure our treatment options are tailor-made to each patient, we’re giving you the best chances for a successful recovery process from ketamine addiction.

We recommend you to follow the residential rehab that will allow use to better monitor any ketamine withdrawal symptoms, and more importantly to avoid relapse into ketamine misuse.

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