Why Ketamine Therapy for Substance Abuse?
A promising new treatment for substance abuse and addiction management.
At Flow Integrative® we are proud to offer the latest in mental health treatment options. This includes Ketamine infusion therapy for the treatment of substance abuse using the highest levels of safety standards and patient care.
With traditional treatments for substance abuse, it can sometimes take weeks or even months before you experience symptom relief. Ketamine is an exciting new treatment option because in some cases it can provide relief from substance abuse symptoms within days or even hours.
Ketamine for substance abuse treatment offers fast and efficient relief from the symptoms of anxiety disorders or mental health conditions, with up to 75% of patients reporting a positive response to just a single ketamine infusion.
What Is Substance Abuse?
Substance abuse is a mental health condition that is the result of compulsive drug or alcohol abuse. This abuse will change the way a person thinks and behaves and can significantly disrupt everyday life.
Warning signs that someone may be suffering from substance abuse include some of the following:
- Lack of interest in hobbies or pleasurable activities
- Social isolation
- Lack of self-care
- Changes in eating patterns
- Changes in sleeping patterns
- Disruption in your personal and professional lives
- Mood swings
- Compulsive feeling that you have to use the substance regularly
- Intense urges for the substance that make it hard to think
- Needing more of the substance to achieve the same effect
- Taking more of the substance than you initially intended
- Hoarding the substance
- Spending money on the substance even when you can’t afford it
- Failing to complete work or personal activities because of your substance use
- Self-destructive or reckless behavior
- Continuing to use the substance even though you recognize the problems it is causing
- Withdrawal symptoms when you stop using the substance
- Missing school or work, or a drop in performance
- Lack of energy
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Red eyes
- Lack of interest in maintaining appearance or hygiene
- Exaggerated secrecy
- Drastic changes in behavior
- Money or financial woes
- Environment. Environmental factors like your family’s beliefs and attitudes or exposure to a group of peers that abuse substances, may play a role in developing substance abuse problems.
- Genetics: Some portions of addiction are influenced by inherited genetic traits.
- Changes in the brain: Substance abuse can cause physical changes or damages to nerve cells, which help the brain communicate. These changes can remain even after you’ve stopped using the substance.