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.

CT Psychiatrist Shows Titrated IV Ketamine Can STOP Suicidality

Data Published from a Real World Psychiatry Practice Shows How Ketamine Infusions Can Avert ER Trips and Hospitalizations SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Lori Calabrese, M.D., Innovative Psychiatry (https://loricalabresemd.com). Local psychiatrist publishes data demonstrating that the use of a series of IV ketamine infusions, with dose adjustments, can stop suicidal thoughts and avert ER trips […]

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APA IPS: Innovation and Collaboration Improve Access to Psychiatric Care

Dr. Calabrese's poster presentation about ketamine stopping suicidality and innovation and collaboration improve access to care.

I just returned from the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association’s Institute for Psychiatric Services: Mental Health Services Conference, in NYC. This conference was presented in collaboration with the World Psychiatric Association. The World Psychiatric Association represents 120,000 psychiatrists in 120 countries. The heart and focus was that innovation and collaboration improve access to […]

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Cost of Ketamine Treatment: Is it Worth It?

The cost of ketamine treatment was worth it for James- his life is blooming.

“IV Ketamine treatment…?  I can’t afford that.”  “Sure, I want to feel better.  I’ve tried so many medicines and treatments. I don’t even know what it’s like to enjoy something, anything…or to feel happy. I don’t have the energy to even get out of bed half the time, much less get anything done. But…the cost […]

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