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Ketamine Addiction Treatment That Actually Works

For over 14 years, we’ve helped people overcome substance use disorders using our comprehensive, evidence-based addiction treatment program that combines medical care with proven behavioral and psychological therapies, all administered by our staff of board-certified psychiatrists, physicians, and other experts.

Our continuum of care includes inpatient, outpatient, and even virtual treatment as well as education, resources, and ongoing counseling and support to treat the whole person for a lifetime. By addressing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of substance use disorder simultaneously, our approach has proven far more effective than traditional 12-step treatment programs.

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Treatment options for ketamine addiction

Ketamine dependence can be difficult to overcome without the help of a holistic program that offers a combination of medical, psychological, and behavioral therapies.

At Enterhealth, treatment for ketamine dependence typically begins with supervised medical detox, in which a patient’s dose is carefully tapered down under the close medical supervision. This kind of detox requires the supervision of medical staff with formal training in drug and alcohol addiction treatment.

Medical detox for ketamine dependence may also include medication-assisted therapy to help ease discomfort and mitigate any dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

Please note that detox is NOT considered treatment for ketamine addiction. It’s a prerequisite that removes the drug from the body so that patients can begin participating in their long-term treatment program of behavioral therapy, psychological counseling, and psychiatric treatment to address any co-occurring mental health issues.

Addiction counseling occurs on an individual- or group-oriented basis and may include family members if needed. In addition, continuing care is an essential part of all discharge plans, offering patients counseling and continued support over a number of years, as needed.

A treatment plan for Ketamine addiction may include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Pharmacotherapy (medication management)
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
  • Supportive Outpatient Programs (SOP)
  • Maintenance Outpatient Programs (MOP)
  • Wellness, nutritional, and stress management education

A range of treatment options based on you

Each person’s path to addiction is unique with different neurological, emotional, social and environmental contributing factors. That’s why the Enterhealth journey to recovery is personalized to meet individuals and families where they are. Whether you need immersive inpatient care or outpatient treatment, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options and innovative therapies. Enterhealth is the only facility with highly trained on-site addiction specialists, including PhDs, MDs and Master’s Level Therapists, who coordinate care at every stage. Because we understand the science behind addiction, we are best equipped to assess and treat individuals and families. Contact us to see why we’re the only facility with an 84% success rate.



Enterhealth Ranch offers inpatient care that’s on your side, not on the clock. It’s a nurturing environment where treatment is highly personalized and intensified. Every patient has a private room and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who use evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care, including medical detox, in-depth medical and psychological assessments, individual and group therapies, life skills and more.

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Enterhealth’s Outpatient Center of Excellence, conveniently located in the Park Cities, is expertly staffed with board-certified addiction specialists. Our comprehensive program is designed for continued recovery care and provides individuals and families the support they need to reconnect with each other and thrive in recovery.

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The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in their recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. This one-of-a-kind support environment provides a nurturing space where participants can gain understanding, learn from others and continue to rebuild their lives.

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Recovery is one of the most important benefits you can give your employees. Enterhealth provides comprehensive, evidence-based residential and outpatient programs and continued 24/7 technological support with Enterhealth Connect. It’s a tool employees can use to access expert care that fits their schedule for online consultations with highly trained addiction specialists, dynamic content including blogs, podcasts, videos, and continuously updated tools and resources that will aid in their recovery journey.

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How Enterhealth Makes a Difference

“FPO – When I first arrived here, I truly believed I would never be able to function without drugs or alcohol, nor be happy in general ever again. My family did not know how to help me. After being here, I’m a happier person. Laughter comes naturally. I’m repairing relationships I thought were irreparable.”

Hanna (former Enterhealth patient)

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ketamine Addiction

What is ketamine?

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic drug developed in the 1960s to be a safer and more versatile alternative to existing anesthetics, with the added benefit of having rapid onset and short duration of action. In addition to its anesthetic properties, ketamine was also found to have unique psychoactive effects, including dissociation and hallucinations, which led to its use as a recreational drug.

It is classified as a Schedule III controlled substance in the United States and is used medically as a sedative and pain reliever in humans and animals.

How is ketamine taken?

Ketamine can be taken in a variety of ways, including:

  • Oral ingestion: Ketamine can be taken orally, usually in the form of a pill or capsule. However, oral ingestion is less common than other methods due to the unpredictability of its effects and slower onset compared to other methods.
  • Intranasal use (snorting): This is the most common method of taking ketamine recreationally. The drug is typically ground into a powder and snorted through the nostrils.
  • Intravenous injection: This method involves injecting ketamine directly into the veins. It is more commonly used in medical settings than for recreational purposes.
  • Smoking: Ketamine can be smoked by heating the drug on foil or a glass surface and inhaling the vapor.

The method of ingestion can affect the onset and duration of the drug’s effects. For example, snorting ketamine typically results in a quicker onset of effects compared to oral ingestion.

How does ketamine work?

Ketamine works by blocking the receptors in the brain that transmit the neurotransmitter glutamate. This leads to a dissociative state, where the user feels disconnected from their surroundings and may experience hallucinations, euphoria, and altered perception of time and space.

Ketamine is unique in that it can produce both dissociative and hallucinogenic effects, unlike other dissociative drugs like PCP or DXM. The dissociative effects can be particularly appealing to users seeking an escape from reality.

How long does ketamine stay in your system?

The duration of ketamine’s effects depends on the method of ingestion, but typically ranges from 30 minutes to several hours. The drug can be detected in urine for up to several days after use. The duration of detection can vary depending on factors such as the user’s metabolism, the amount of the drug used, and the frequency of use.

What is ketamine therapy?

Ketamine therapy involves the use of ketamine in controlled medical settings to treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. The therapy typically involves a series of intravenous infusions of the drug under the supervision of a trained medical professional.

Ketamine therapy shows promise in treating treatment-resistant depression and other mood disorders. However, more research is needed to fully understand the long-term effects and risks associated with this treatment.

Does ketamine therapy work?

Ketamine therapy may be effective in some cases of treatment-resistant depression, meaning individuals who don’t respond well to traditional antidepressant medications. Ketamine may produce rapid and significant improvements in symptoms of depression, including decreased feelings of sadness and hopelessness, increased feelings of well-being and happiness, and improved sleep.

However, it is important to note that ketamine therapy is not a first-line treatment for depression and should only be used under the guidance of a trained medical professional in a controlled setting. It is also not a cure for depression, and additional treatments may be needed to sustain improvements in symptoms over the long term.

Can a person become addicted to ketamine?

Yes, ketamine can be addictive, especially when used frequently or in high doses. Chronic ketamine use can lead to tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal symptoms.

Some signs of ketamine addiction may include:

  • An inability to control use
  • Using ketamine despite negative consequences
  • Spending a significant amount of time and money acquiring and using the drug
  • Neglecting responsibilities or relationships due to drug use

How do you know if someone is abusing ketamine?

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Some signs of ketamine abuse may include:

  • Frequent use, often in larger doses than prescribed or recommended
  • Difficulty with coordination and movement
  • Slurred speech and
  • Impaired judgment and decision-making
  • Increased anxiety, depression, or other mood changes
  • Memory problems and difficulty with concentration
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Social isolation and neglect of responsibilities or relationships

It’s important to note that some of these symptoms can also be indicative of other drug use or mental health conditions, so it’s important to seek professional help if you suspect someone is struggling with ketamine abuse or addiction.

What are the short- and long-term side effects of ketamine abuse?

Short-term side effects of ketamine abuse can include:

  • Hallucinations and delusions
  • Distorted perception of time and space
  • Disorientation and confusion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of coordination and motor function
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure

Long-term side effects of ketamine abuse can include:

  • Bladder and urinary tract problems, including pain and difficulty urinating
  • Kidney damage
  • Cognitive and memory problems
  • Mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, and psychosis
  • Increased risk of accidents and injuries due to impaired judgment and motor function

What are the symptoms of ketamine withdrawal?

Withdrawal symptoms from ketamine can include:

  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Cravings for the drug
  • Physical symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sweating

How long does ketamine withdrawal last?

The duration of ketamine withdrawal can vary depending on the user’s history of use, the frequency and amount of use, and other individual factors. Withdrawal symptoms typically peak within a few days of discontinuing use and can last for up to several weeks. However, some users may experience longer-lasting or more severe withdrawal symptoms.

Can you overdose on ketamine?

Yes, it is possible to overdose on ketamine. An overdose can result in serious physical and psychological effects, including respiratory depression, seizures, and coma. Signs of a ketamine overdose can include:

  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Extreme drowsiness or sedation
  • Slowed breathing and heart rate
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures

If you suspect someone has overdosed on ketamine, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.

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