Addictions

Articles About Addictions

Activities and Behaviors such as sex, shopping, surfing the internet, gambling, pain-seeking, cutting, viewing or attaining pornography, eating, playing video games, exercising…

Because addiction is complex, treatment can be complex also. In these articles about addiction, you’ll find posts about how ketamine can reduce or stop craving. You may still require counseling or psychotherapy to help you change your thinking patterns that lean toward addictive behaviors. Even so, it can be an immeasurable help to not have to fight cravings in the process.

Types of Addictions:

Substances such as:

Opioids including heroin

Crack

Alcohol

Cannabis

Prescription medications

Amphetamines including Methamphetamine

Inhalants

Hallucinogens

Nicotine

Behaviors such as:

Eating

Sex

Pornography

Playing video games

Shopping

Exercising

Surfing the internet

Pain Seeking

Cutting

This is not a complete list, but rather offers examples of addictions.  The rule of thumb is to consider whether the use of a substance or a behavior interferes with your daily living. Does it affect your relationships at home, or socially? Does it interfere with your family life? How about your relationships with co-workers, as well as your work performance? Are any laws being broken?

Denial is the first and perhaps hardest obstacle to overcome so you can seek treatment. When you evaluate the role this substance or behavior plays in your life, the objective opinion of a close friend or family member might add objectivity and perspective.

In recent times, IV ketamine treatment has emerged as a rapid and robust treatment for depression and other psychiatric disorders. Elias Dakwar, M.D., has done exceptional work demonstrating ketamine’s ability to stop craving in addicts.

Ketamine is proving to be a dynamic tool to break the craving cycle and to enhance psychotherapy by providing neuroplasticity to support change.

Since many addictions are accompanied by depression, IV ketamine treatment can also slash the depression while reducing craving and enhancing psychotherapy.

Keep reading to learn more.

Ketamine Restores Brain Circuitry Damaged by Depression – FAST

Ketamine restores brain circuitry to bring joy to depressed people.

In a world where things go wrong and people get sick, every once in awhile something comes along that makes things right again. I’m talking about something that’s so dramatic in its solutions we’re tempted to call it a “miracle.”  But we won’t. We’ll call it a game-changer. Because IV ketamine treatment is changing history. […]

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Behind the Buzz: How Ketamine Changes the Depressed Patient’s Brain

The anesthetic-cum-party drug restores the ability to make connections among brain cells. The Food and Drug Administration’s approval last month of a depression treatment based on ketamine generated headlines, in part, because the drug represents a completely new approach for dealing with a condition the World Health Organisation has labelled the leading cause of disability […]

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Ketamine: Dissociation Quality Determines Remission

Dissociation quality determines remission for this man.

Transformative remission is inextricably linked to the quality, depth, and degree of dissociation during ketamine infusions. Christopher trudged through the day, listless. He felt dead inside. Just couldn’t work up a care about what happened at the job interview. But practicality — the bills were piling up — drove him to go anyway. He did […]

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Ketamine KRIYA Conference 2018

2018 Innovative Psychiatry ketamine developments included a well-received presentation at the Kriya conference in San Francisco.

KRIYA!! The most phenomenal ketamine conference to date!   Last weekend I attended and presented at the ketamine KRIYA Conference 2018 in San Francisco. This conference emerged as the most dynamic gathering of front-line ketamine practitioners I’ve ever experienced. And what an event! The ketamine KRIYA Conference 2018 was extraordinarily different than any other research […]

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ASKP Meeting Notes: The 2018 Inaugural Conference of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians

Ketamine Treatment Advances help you to relax and enjoy again.

New Advances in Ketamine Treatment 2018 has been a good year. A very good year. In this fall season of harvest and bounty which surrounds us outdoors, we find ourselves as ketamine physicians with wonderful gifts to work with:  in our world of neuroscience and psychiatry, the soil is rich, the seeds have been planted, […]

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Why Ketamine Over Esketamine? It Works and It’s Available NOW

Why ketamine over esketamine? Because it's twice as effective.

Treatment for Psychiatric Mood Disorders Has Been Quietly Waiting To Do Its Magic for 50 Years He was 48, in the midst of a booming career, and like some others who demonstrate that special kind of genius, he had periods when depression came over him unexpectedly…and made it extremely difficult to function. Because of his […]

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Rapid-Acting Antidepressants Help You Get Better FAST

Rapid-acting antidepressants like ketamine can restore dark emptiness to joy.

Smash Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorders with Rapid-Acting Antidepressants: Like Ketamine Treatment We’ve talked before about the line to the throne where ketamine treatment now reigns. Formulators in a lab were seeking to create a new anesthesia, and they thought they’d found one.  They called it Sernyl—but the unpredictable side effects, hallucinations, and sometimes violent behavior, drove […]

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