Ketamine Addiction Treatment in Orange County
Medical and Psychological Relief from the Harmful Drug
Ketamine began in clinics as a sedative and pain reliever. For those purposes
and inside a professional medical facility, the drug does have its benefits.
Over the years, however, it has been misused in higher doses than required,
which has significant ramifications on the mind and body. Sometimes referred
to as a “dissociative drug,” high doses and frequent use of
ketamine create a feeling of being separate from one’s body.
When abused, ketamine distorts the senses of sign and sound, resulting
in hallucinations. The side effects of long-term use include memory loss,
delirium, respiratory depression and even death. Luminance Recovery wants
to treat those suffering from a ketamine addiction before these symptoms
take permanent effect. Our excellent Orange County rehabilitation services
allow our patients to both medically and psychologically combat the damaging
addiction of ketamine.
Signs of Ketamine Abuse
Although ketamine has been around for a while, it is not as common of a
drug as say cocaine or heroin. As a result, many loved ones may not know
what to look for in its use. Ketamine is a very unique drug, and does
yield unique side effects, some of these including:
- Change in skin color
- Sudden emotional instability
- Sudden loss of coordination
- Slurred speech without visible cause
- Nystagmus: rapid eye movement while awake
These are signs that the ketamine usage is starting to take over the normal
functions of the body, meaning that the effects will only progress, and
progression of these symptoms can result in a visit to the hospital under
very critical condition.
Treating Ketamine Addiction
Ketamine is a powerful drug that requires attention to both physical pain
and psychological hardship during withdrawal. Ketamine enacts key neurotransmitters,
much like cocaine and ecstasy, but also has painkilling properties that
force a physical dependence. This dangerous combination demands a rehabilitation
with excellent medical and psychiatric services.
Our staff will assess both the physical and neurological withdrawal, allowing
for a smoother detoxification experience, which can then allow for healing
therapy and the incorporation of a healthier lifestyle free from drugs.
Contact Luminance Recovery if you fear that you or a loved one may fall
victim to ketamine abuse.