Ketamine Rehab Aftercare and Relapse Prevention

By ketamine@dmin | October 29th, 2017 | Categories: Depression

Ketamine Therapy offers promising health benefits for a variety of physical and mental health conditions. However, one of the challenges for a few people is that ketamine can have addictive properties if it is taken in wrong doses and without the supervision of a Ketamine Infusion Therapy specialist.

In such cases, where a patient goes through a ketamine de-addiction, it is important to provide appropriate rehab aftercare and measures for relapse prevention.

Benefits of Aftercare and Relapse Prevention

Aftercare is the first structured plan of treatment and support following a ketamine rehab stay. The goal of aftercare is relapse prevention. According to researchers, aftercare in case of ketamine de-addiction will significantly increase the duration of abstinence once the patient is relieved from a rehab program. With proper aftercare, community engagement will become more effective and successful.

The most effective treatment plan occurs across stages of ketamine addiction recovery because the relapse potential is high. With the help of an extended care process, the patient will be in a position to address many of their life’s realms that have been affected by ketamine addiction. These can include physical, psychological, behavioral, familial, social, legal and occupational aspects.

The ideal approach to avoiding the risks of addiction is to choose a professionally managed practice for Ketamine Infusion Therapy, where the treatment of ketamine is delivered in small, controlled doses only in IV form. The treatment procedure is personally supervised by a ketamine specialist for safe and desirable outcomes.


Ketamine Relapse Prevention

Success in ketamine rehab comes with persistence, use of appropriate levels of care, maintaining a good relapse prevention plan and social recovery support. Sustainable recovery from ketamine use can be achieved with a customized relapse prevention plan that targets the negative effects of use.

This can include managing triggers and cravings, mental health symptoms, and self-sabotaging behaviors as well as re-establishing relationships and a healthy, productive lifestyle. Continuing care, which includes ongoing support for abstinence from ketamine, is vital for complete success. It extends the treatment process over time in order to ease the patient into a ketamine addiction-free life.

The following services can help ensure effectiveness of ketamine addiction aftercare:

  • Individual and group counseling for the support of recovery efforts
  • Learning and practicing coping skills for stress
  • Support for maintaining independent living
  • Obtaining needed medical and psychiatric care
  • Developing community supports
  • Healthy recreational/leisure activity

Another important part of aftercare is managing problem behavior that leads to ketamine use. Impulsiveness and risk-taking actions should be addressed by re-directing choices toward positive and healthy behavior.

Sober living and therapeutic community living will substantially improve the chances of remaining ketamine-free. Research shows that patients who participate in community support programs dramatically reduce their chances of relapse.

For more information contact our Patient Care Team or schedule and appointment today!


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