Ketamine treatments are non-addictive options if you are looking for alternative therapies to opioids and narcotics for your pain. For most patients, ketamine has no adverse side effects. This treatment is administered through an IV infusion at our Ketamine Healing Clinic, with a nasal spray prescribed for additional therapy and maintenance.
The Problem With Opioids
Opioids are being prescribed at higher rates, and this increased prescription has led to its widespread misuse. Opioids are highly addictive, and in 2017 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared it a public health emergency and announced a 5-Point Strategy to combat the crisis. They state, “opioid overdoses accounted for more than 42,000 deaths in 2016, more than any previous record. An estimated 40% of opioid deaths involved a prescription opioid.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention helps us understand the devastating toll opioids has taken in the United States. They state, “Around 68% of the more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid.” You can read more about opioid complications and side effects by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health here.
Ketamine treatment is a safe, non-addictive option for you if you have pain. As with all medications, there are potential side effects, but Ketamine users typically have no negative side effects. Ketamine offers you many benefits with little to no risk of side effects for most patients. If you are looking for an effective option to treat your depression, anxiety, chronic pain or one of the many other ailments benefitted by ketamine treatments, contact Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles today.
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