More than 40 million Americans are living with a substance use disorder (SUD) according to the 2020 survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – just 11% of these people in need receive any kind of treatment. Ketamine has been linked with better outcomes in substance misuse treatment when used along with behavioral and motivational therapy.
Many medications present the potential for chemical addiction to take hold in individuals. We know that this can absolutely be the case for self-medicating and recreational of Ketamine, in moderate to high doses. But should we worry about addiction when applied to the clinical, therapeutic application of Ketamine via low-dose infusion?
When you are in pain, you seek relief. If relief is not coming, you seek to numb the pain by any means possible. Drugs and alcohol offer that numbing, but can come at a tremendous cost. Are you or a loved one stuck in the “use / get treatment / can’t stay sober / relapse” cycle? How can you be one of the few who get clean and stay clean?