What is addiction?
You don’t really know what a bad habit is until you have several. What begins as casual relaxation can very easily become an uncontrollable demon of addiction. Addiction or substance abuse is an uncontrollable urge to use harmful substances despite negative effects on your health and life. Addiction is a disease that changes the way you think and feel. People with addiction often withdraw from society, struggle in work or school and experience changes in their relationships with friends and family. Anyone can develop a substance use disorder, but factors like genetics, mental health and environment may increase the chance of addiction. Whether it’s drugs or alcohol, trying to quit a substance you’re addicted to can cause intense symptoms of withdrawal and cravings. Many people can’t quit on their own. If you have an addiction and you’re ready to change your life, we at Loop Medical Center are ready to help you do it.
Relapsing, or returning to drugs or alcohol after starting a recovery program, can be frustrating. It can feel like you’ve failed or that treatment isn’t working. Instead of losing hope, turn the relapse into a positive experience. We can help you get back on track! Ketamine therapy can minimize your cravings and increase your motivation to stay on track. Ketamine has proven to be equally effective in combating alcohol dependency as it has for other substances.
The number of ketamine treatments you may need will depend on your health and the extent of your condition. Throughout the treatment, we are monitoring your progress closely and helping you make adjustments to your program until you achieve success. Ketamine infusions are effective in treating alcohol and heroin abstinence. In both cases patients were able to remain abstinent for a year or more before requiring further treatment. Ketamine also helps with mental and physical withdrawals of either substance. Ketamine also reduces cocaine cravings.
With recurrent alcohol use, the brain creates alcohol-related memories that serve as powerful drivers to continue using alcohol, despite health harm and interference with daily life. Ketamine can disrupt these memories, so you aren’t vulnerable to environmental triggers. Ketamine infusions are delivered by a team of experts in our comfortable facilities over a few hours. You won’t be able to drive right after the treatment so bring a family member or a friend with you to drive you home.