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Addiction Treatment

Apex Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine Infusion Specialist located in Glenwood Springs, CO

For individuals and families caught in the downward spiral of addiction, everything that matters is at risk, and the situation can seem hopeless. While overcome addiction can seem impossible, The compassionate team at Apex Ketamine Therapy offers hope. Discreetly located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, our facility is dedicated to ketamine infusion therapy. This cutting-edge treatment has been shown to help in the recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. To learn more call or schedule an appointment online.

Addiction Treatment Q & A

What is addiction?

Addiction is characterized as compulsive substance abuse in the face of damaging consequences. Those struggling with addiction constantly crave their drug of choice—be it alcohol, opioids, illegal drugs, sex, or even exercise—which makes it that much harder to stop using.

Not only can substance abuse and addiction affect your relationships, both personal and professional, it may also impact your brain function and decision-making abilities. Those with substance abuse problems struggle with disordered thinking, making it difficult to control their behavior.

As you continue to use, your tolerance to the substance builds, and you may need more of it to feel pleasure. Addiction is not a one-size-fits-all disease, but some of the most common addiction symptoms to look out for include:

  • Irritability
  • Denial
  • Missing work or school
  • Disconnecting from friends
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Weight loss
  • Repetitive speech
  • Isolation
  • Financial problems
  • Troubles concentrating
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue


Addiction is often caused by an underlying issue, such as depression, anxiety, or other mood conditions, so come see the experts at Apex Ketamine Therapy right away if you’re struggling with substance abuse.


How is addiction typically treated?

Recovering from substance abuse is never an easy or linear process, but it starts with admitting you have a problem. The next step is finding an addiction treatment plan that’s realistic and suits your health goals.

Most addiction treatments involve a combination of therapy, support groups, inpatient or outpatient rehab, or sober living homes. During the detox phase of your treatment—when your body is trying to remove the substance from your system—you may be given certain medications to ease your discomfort.

Your care team wherever your detox is taking place can give you antidepressants, benzodiazepines, or clonidine to combat detox side effects like irritability, sweating, anxiety, depression, and more. Long-term sobriety takes willpower, discipline, and support to help you overcome your addiction.

 

How does ketamine infusion therapy treat addiction?

What if a treatment could actually change the way you see your addiction? That’s exactly how experts believe ketamine infusion therapy works. Initially used as an effective anesthetic in both humans and animals, ketamine can actually provide a calming effect when taken in small doses.

Ketamine disrupts the NMDA neural receptors in your brain—the same receptors that help control memory and neuroplasticity. By targeting these receptors, researchers believe ketamine essentially rewires your brain’s relationship with addiction, overriding your existing memories of the substance in question to help you create new ones.

When infused intravenously (IV), ketamine reduces drug and alcohol cravings and dependency to make it easier for you to continue your recovery. With fewer setbacks and cravings for the substance, you have a better chance at long-term recovery.

Unlike alternative medications, like antidepressants—which take 4-6 weeks to start working—ketamine infusion therapy can produce noticeable results in as little as one 45-minute treatment. 

Many patients see dramatic improvements within a few treatments, but you and the team at Apex Ketamine Therapy will work together to determine the right number of ketamine infusion therapy treatments for you. 

To learn more, call Apex Ketamine Therapy or schedule a consultation online.