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Ketamine Side Effects

Ketamine Side Effects

What Is Ketamine?

Ketamine is known to be an anesthetic that was originally used for surgical and pain management use. Now, this anesthetic is used more for recreational uses since it increases the feelings of euphoria and not being aware of what’s happening in real time. Ketamine treatment recently gained attention for helping people with severe depression and other mental health disorders. The drug works by blocking the chemical glutamate in the brain that expresses the symptoms of depression and anxiety, but what are the Ketamine side effects? Keep reading to find out.

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Ketamine Side Effects

While there have been countless successes with Ketamine as a treatment for depression and other mental health disorders, there are still possible side effects when using the drug. Some of the side effects of Ketamine could be the following: 

  • Nausea and Vomiting: This side effect of Ketamine is the most common one. This can result from the drug’s effects on the digestive system and can be exacerbated by the drug’s dissociative effects.
  • Dizziness: Ketamine can cause dizziness, leading to falls and other accidents. There’s more danger for people who use Ketamine recreationally and are more likely to engage in riskier behaviors while feeling the effects of the drug. 
  • Hallucinations: Ketamine induces hallucinations, which can be disturbing and even traumatic for some people. These hallucinations can also be dangerous if they cause the person to engage in risky behaviors.
  • Increased Heart Rate and Blood Pressure: Every increase in heart rate and blood pressure from Ketamine is dangerous to someone with underlying heart conditions or taking medication specifically targeting their cardiovascular system. 
  • Respiratory Depression: Ketamine can cause respiratory depression, which can be life-threatening. This is especially true for people who are using ketamine recreationally, as they may not be aware of the proper dosages or may mix the drug with other substances that can exacerbate its effects.
Ketamine Treatment

Resurgence Behavioral Health Can Help

If you’re struggling with addiction or mental health disorders related to ketamine use, Resurgence Behavioral Health can help. At Resurgence, we offer a range of evidence-based treatments that are designed to help people overcome addiction and mental health disorders. 

Detox

The first step in the treatment process is detox. Detox is the process of removing the drug from the person’s system and managing the withdrawal symptoms that may occur as a result. At Resurgence, we offer medically supervised detox services that are designed to help people detox safely and comfortably.

Inpatient Treatment

After detox, people may enter into inpatient addiction treatment. Inpatient treatment provides people with 24/7 support and care in a safe and supportive environment. At Resurgence, we offer different types of evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and trauma-focused therapy, to help people overcome addiction and mental health disorders.

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Outpatient Treatment

Once people have completed inpatient treatment, they may transition to outpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment allows people to receive treatment while continuing to work, attend school, or manage other responsibilities. At Resurgence, we offer intensive outpatient programs (IOP) that provide people with structured treatment while allowing them to continue with their daily lives. Our IOP includes individual and group therapy sessions, as well as educational classes and relapse prevention planning.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

At Resurgence, we understand that many people who struggle with addiction also have underlying mental health disorders. That’s why we offer dual diagnosis treatment, designed to help people address both their addiction and mental health disorders simultaneously. 

Relapse Prevention

At Resurgence, we believe that relapse prevention is an essential component of the treatment process. That’s why we provide people with the skills and tools to maintain sobriety and prevent relapse. Our relapse prevention program includes individual and group therapy sessions, as well as educational classes and support groups.

Resurgence Behavioral Health Helps with Ketamine Addiction

Ketamine has shown promise as a treatment for depression and other mental health disorders. However, it is important to be aware of the possible side effects associated with its use, especially for people who are using ketamine recreationally. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or mental health disorders related to ketamine use, Resurgence Behavioral Health can help. Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. Contact us today at (855) 458-0050 to learn more about our treatment programs and how we can help you achieve lasting recovery.

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