Ketamine abuse can lead to dangerous behaviour and can also be highly detrimental to one’s health. If you are suffering from ketamine addiction, it might seem difficult to stray away from the drug. Fortunately, high-quality professional help is available. By joining a ketamine rehab programme, you can overcome your addiction to this drug and get your life back on track.
Choosing a rehab centre for ketamine addiction can be somewhat challenging. In the West, public treatment centres often have long wait lists and the best private rehabs often charge exorbitant fees. An excellent option is to enrol in a rehab for ketamine in Thailand, where world-class treatment programmes are offered at affordable prices.
From our state-of-the-art facilities in a beautiful natural setting just outside of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, Hesten Hill Rehab offers comprehensive and holistic ketamine addiction rehab at a much lower cost than comparable treatments in western countries. If you’re looking to overcome your ketamine addiction and build yourself a healthy and fulfilling life, rehab in Thailand might be just what you’re looking for.
Ketamine addiction and abuse
Ketamine first came to prominence in the 1960s during the Vietnam War, where it was widely used as pain relief medication by American medics and doctors. It was originally used as a supplement to sedatives such as morphine to help with operations, and is still widely used today by veterinarians as an anaesthetic and tranquiliser for animals. Ketamine usually comes in liquid form, but it can also be made into tablets, or a crystalline powder.
The drug can be snorted, smoked, injected, or swallowed (when in pill form). Although sometimes used as an anti-depressant, ketamine is also classified as a date-rape drug and can be dangerous if mixed with other substances. Ketamine can give users a sense of calm, happiness, and pain relief similar to the effects of morphine. The drug also has psychedelic properties that can cause hallucinations that make users lose their grip with reality. It can also be habit-forming and addictive.
Ketamine withdrawal symptoms
Withdrawal symptoms of ketamine use involve sweating, loss of appetite, anxiety, depression, rapid heartbeat, fatigue, and intense cravings for the drug. Prolonged usage of ketamine can have the adverse effect known as Ketamine Bladder Syndrome. When this happens, users will experience extreme pain and difficulty in holding urine that can cause bladder ulceration.
Effects of ketamine
Currently, the drug is still being researched to confirm its full properties and effects. What is certain, however, is that abusing ketamine can take a sever toll on users. Common side effects include increased heart rate and blood pressure, confusion, anxiety, slurred speech, impaired vision/hallucinations, nausea and vomiting. It is entirely possible to overdose on ketamine if you consume it in large amounts. The effects of overdosing include rapid heartbeat, increased body temperature, seizures, and, in severe cases, coma and death.
Ketamine treatment options
It is always difficult to overcome addiction, but opting for a ketamine rehab programme where trained professionals guide you through the process is strongly advised. There are many treatment programmes available including detox, psychological counselling, support groups, individual and group therapy, behavioural therapy, alternative therapy and much more. Outpatient and inpatient rehabs can all help with ketamine addiction. But outpatient programmes generally focus on just one or two types of treatment. Inpatient programmes, on the other hand, generally incorporate numerous and varied treatments all in one setting, making them a far more comprehensive rehab for ketamine users.
The advantages of inpatient rehab for ketamine users
At our inpatient rehab, ketamine users will live onsite at our rehab centre in Thailand for a period of at least 30 days. This is extremely beneficial as 24/7 support is given with a range of treatment methods that cover detox, therapy, counselling, group sharing, offsite meetings, mindfulness practices, and an assortment of other complementary activities.
Joining an inpatient treatment programme allows you to get away from your usual routines and temptations, so that you can focus your full effort and dedication towards recovery. This treatment option is ideal for those who have a severe ketamine addiction and require higher levels of medical and psychological support.
What to expect from our ketamine addiction rehab
Hesten Hill Rehab has a carefully constructed ketamine addiction rehab programme that includes a variety of evidence-based treatment methods.
Detoxification and medication plan
If necessary, you will begin treatment with a detoxification and medication plan, where our team of medical experts will carefully create a detox plan for you and consistently monitor your progress. In addition, you will have access to 24-hour nursing care, psychiatric counselling, visits from our resident doctor and, if needed, prescribed medicines to help you with withdrawal symptoms.
Behavioural therapy and trauma treatment
The next step is behavioural therapy and trauma treatment, where we will apply both cognitive and dialectical behavioural therapy, and supplement that with trauma treatment. We will help you raise your awareness as to why you feel compelled to use ketamine, teach you to control your negative thoughts and impulses, and provide you with tools that will help you avoid future drug use and help you to build yourself a healthy, fulfilling life. Trauma treatment in the form of release exercises and EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) will address your memories of past traumatic events and teach you to deal with those memories more constructively.
12-step Minnesota model
Our programme also involves the 12-step Minnesota model – a treatment approach that is traditionally associated with Alcoholics Anonymous. In addition to treating alcohol abuse, the Minnesota model method has proven itself to be effective for drug users. This is supported by Project MATCH – extensive research that was conducted over an eight-year period by the North American National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. In this programme, you will learn to abstain from using ketamine, prepare to make amends to the people you might have harmed while you were using, and set forth on a path of sobriety and wellness.
Another essential element of our programme is mindfulness meditation. Through this practice, you will learn to recognise your own thoughts and emotions without passing judgement on them. This will help you better understand your past behaviour and will serve as a useful tool throughout your life. Thailand has a deep history with Buddhism, which allows us to offer a range of additional variations on traditional mindfulness, including singing bowl meditation, candle-lit meditation, walking cup meditation, and monk-led meditation.
Ongoing support after ketamine rehab
Our programme would not be complete without a relapse prevention and aftercare plan. The first few weeks after you have finished your treatment for ketamine addiction is vital, and we provide complete aftercare treatment, including online and group therapy sessions to ensure the gains you make with us are sustained and long-lasting.
Benefits of our rehab centre for ketamine addiction
Joining our rehab centre for ketamine addiction brings you many added benefits.
- You will receive full support from our onsite medical professionals who will assist you with detox and withdrawal symptoms.
- You will get to share your deepest thoughts and emotions in a safe and supportive environment during our psychiatric therapy sessions.
- During group therapy, you will get to hear from others about their own experience, which will help you realise that you are not alone in your fight to overcome addiction.
- You will get to participate in a wide range of additional holistic activities that will enhance the benefits of core treatments.
- You will stay in a luxury facility with tropical scenery providing an idyllic backdrop for your recovery.
- You will get to experience some of the Chiang Mai region’s most beautiful and exciting tourist attractions during our offsite excursions.
Cost of ketamine rehab in Thailand
Even after travel costs, attending our programme will be much more affordable than similar luxury treatment programmes in western countries. The fees are all-inclusive, and cover detox treatment, luxurious accommodations, à la carte meals, full spa therapy, onsite counsellor and personal recovery coach, four individual therapy sessions per week, and an assortment of additional exciting activities. For more information about pricing and payment plans, Please contact us.
Are you ready to start your recovery journey?
Ketamine rehab can indeed be hard work, but we at Hesten Hill Rehab are dedicated to helping you overcome your addiction, while also ensuring that your time at our luxury centre is both meaningful and memorable. Contact us today and find out if our rehab centre for ketamine addiction is right for you.