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How Does Ketamine Help with Addiction?

21st September 2022
Medical Interview

Substance addiction is a serious health problem in the U.S. From legal substances such as alcohol and nicotine to illegal use of opiates and other street drugs, millions of individuals fight substance addiction, which can impact their health, relationships, career and overall wellness. Ketamine therapy has helped many people struggling with substance addiction finally overcome their dependence on their drug of choice.

Ketamine and the Addicted Brain

Substance addiction begins in the brain. Over time, the brain creates conditioned responses to addictive substances. This over-stimulated response can trigger cravings for opiates, alcohol, nicotine and other addictive substances. Certain neurotransmitters in the brain are affected by addicted substances, such as NDMA antagonists like glutamate.
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Improve Mental Health with Ketamine Therapy and Psychotherapy

15th August 2022
Joyful energetic mature woman.

If you are suffering from a mental health condition, reaching out for help can be difficult. Engaging with a psychotherapist can provide you with tools to address depression, anxiety, and intrusive thoughts. When you couple this treatment with ketamine therapy, there are even greater benefits.

Ketamine therapy is a controlled treatment in a safe environment. Patients will feel relaxed and have support from specialists in Anesthesiology. This treatment complements the sessions you spend with a psychotherapist.
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Chronic Pain that Resists Traditional Treatments

24th July 2022
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If you suffer from a chronic pain condition, the symptoms can become excruciating. Depending on the nature of your condition, you may need a range of treatments to achieve relief. However, some chronic pain conditions are resistant to medications and other interventions.

Conditions include osteoarthritis, migraines, and Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). You may also suffer from mental health problems resulting from your primary symptoms. When pain management is no longer working, it is time to seek alternative solutions.
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Ketamine May Prevent Intrusive Thoughts from Controlling Your Life

7th June 2022
Depressed woman suffering from suffer from intrusive thoughts sitting on a coach.

Do you suffer from intrusive thoughts? Some mental health conditions, such as OCD and anxiety disorders, can result in repetitive thoughts that are involuntary in nature. If your life is dominated by negative compulsions or notions, ketamine may offer relief.

It is currently unclear how exactly ketamine works. The most compelling evidence suggests that the drug affects receptors in the brain. A ketamine infusion has been shown to reduce or eliminate intrusive thoughts, allowing the patient to live a normal life.
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Ketamine Treatment Can Help You Get Through an Opiate Withdrawal

10th May 2022
Opiod Pills

Around 36 million people worldwide abuse opioids. It is an epidemic in the USA. While there are drugs that can help treat withdrawal (like methadone and suboxone), they are still opioids and, therefore, bear the risk of abuse.

However, ketamine therapy is an opioid-free, viable option to ease the withdrawal process. It is not a treatment for substance abuse but an aid to help one get over it and lessen the pain of the journey.
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What to Expect from Ketamine Therapy

7th April 2022
Stressed Out Man

Despite being one of the most widely used anesthetics in the world and being deemed an “essential medicine” by the World Health Organization since 1985, many people do not have first-hand experience with ketamine therapy. This lack of experience, along with some common misconceptions, can discourage many who would be ideal candidates from pursuing potentially life-changing treatment. Knowing what to expect from ketamine therapy can dispel those misconceptions. … Continue reading

How Ketamine Therapy Could Treat Alcohol Addiction

19th March 2022
Red Wine

Overcoming alcohol addiction is extremely challenging and requires dedication, strength and a clear mind. Many people turn to Alcoholics Anonymous, but that doesn’t work for everyone; even rehab and medications meant to discourage drinking don’t always help.

Ketamine can help people fighting alcohol addiction with their recovery to reclaim their freedom from alcohol. Dr. David Mahjoubi and our skilled team at Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles offer effective ketamine treatments for people trying to break the vicious cycle of addiction. … Continue reading

Breakthroughs in PTSD Symptom Management

2nd February 2022
Frustrated Female

Surviving or witnessing a traumatic experience can sometimes feel like only half the battle, with the rest fought every day trying to adjust to a new normal. Living with post-traumatic stress disorder can be overwhelming, and symptom management can be very difficult. Delayed symptom onset or a delayed diagnosis can further complicate matters, making every day feel like a new kind of fight. … Continue reading