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Breaking Down Barriers: Ketamine Therapy’s Role in Addiction Recovery

Breaking Down Barriers: Ketamine Therapy’s Role in Addiction Recovery

Addiction manifests in various forms, each presenting its own set of challenges and complexities. Whether you are struggling with alcohol addiction, drug addiction, or prescription drug addiction, the journey to recovery can feel daunting and overwhelming. At Voyage Healing, we recognize the multifaceted nature of addiction and offer comprehensive ketamine therapy treatment options tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Alcohol Addiction:

Alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, is a chronic condition characterized by an individual’s inability to control their drinking habits. It can have serious physical, psychological, and social consequences, ranging from impaired work performance to strained personal relationships. According to The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, approximately 28.6 million American adults, roughly 1 in 10, would be considered to have Alcohol Use Disorder. At Voyage Healing, we understand the gravity of alcohol addiction and offer specialized ketamine therapy programs to support individuals on their journey to sobriety.

Drug Addiction:

Drug addiction, also known as substance use disorder, is a chronic condition characterized by the compulsive use of illegal drugs. Whether it’s cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, or other substances, individuals with drug addiction experience intense cravings and may suffer from withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop using the drug. At Voyage Healing, we provide a compassionate and supportive environment for individuals seeking recovery from drug addiction, offering ketamine therapy as a holistic approach to healing.

Prescription Drug Addiction:

Prescription drug addiction refers to the compulsive and prolonged use of prescription medications in a manner not intended by a doctor or health professional. Opioids, benzodiazepines, stimulants, and sedatives are among the most commonly abused prescription drugs in the US, leading to life-threatening conditions and even death. At Voyage Healing, we recognize the urgency of addressing prescription drug addiction and offer innovative ketamine therapy programs to aid individuals in their journey toward recovery.

Research Supporting Ketamine Therapy:

Recent studies have shed light on the efficacy of ketamine therapy in treating addiction, providing evidence-based support for its role in addiction recovery. One study, published by the National Library of Medicine explores the preclinical and clinical research into ketamine’s ability to treat addiction. Results thus far are promising, showing that ketamine effectively prolongs abstinence from alcohol and heroin in detoxified individuals. Ketamine has also been shown to reduce cravings and usage of cocaine in users.

Routes of Treatment at Voyage Healing:

At Voyage Healing, we understand that addiction recovery is not a one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why we offer a variety of routes for ketamine therapy, each tailored to meet the unique needs of our patients:

  • IV Ketamine Infusions –

Administered directly into the bloodstream, IV ketamine infusions offer a potent and rapid antidepressant effect, making them an ideal option for individuals seeking immediate relief from symptoms of depression and anxiety associated with addiction.

  • IM Ketamine Injections –

Intramuscular ketamine injections provide comparable antidepressant effects to IV ketamine and may offer a more psychedelic experience for some individuals. This route of administration can provide a deeper introspective experience, aiding in the process of addiction recovery.

  • Oral Ketamine (Lozenge) –

Oral ketamine lozenges, absorbed transbuccally (through the lining of the cheek), offer a holistic approach to addiction recovery when combined with talk therapy. While oral ketamine has a lower absorption rate compared to IV and IM administration, it still provides therapeutic benefits and aids in addressing the psychological aspects of addiction.

Summary:

In the journey toward addiction recovery, ketamine therapy stands out, offering a path to healing that transcends traditional approaches. At Voyage Healing, we are committed to breaking down barriers to recovery and empowering individuals to reclaim their lives from the clutches of addiction. Join us as we embark on this transformative journey toward lasting wellness and sobriety.

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