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
Amphetamines including Methamphetamine
Behaviors such as:
Playing video games
Surfing the internet
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.
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By Peggy McCarthy, Conn. Health I-Team Writer Published 11:51 am EDT, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Some Connecticut hospitals and doctors and a clinic are starting to treat severely depressed patients with a new nasal spray called Spravato, touted as the most significant federally approved depression medication since Prozac was approved in 1987. Spravato, which received Food and Drug Administration […]
Spravato, which received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in March, has raised hopes for preventing suicides and relieving depression after other treatments have failed. But there are concerns about possible side effects, including drug abuse, elevated blood pressure and heart rate, sedation, and hypersensitivity to surroundings. The nasal spray is prescribed for treatment-resistant depression after at […]
By Peggy McCarthy August 13, 2019 Originally published in Connecticut Health I-Team on C-Hit.org. Some Connecticut hospitals and doctors and a clinic are starting to treat severely depressed patients with a new nasal spray called Spravato, touted as the most significant federally approved depression medication since Prozac was approved in 1987. Spravato, which received Food and Drug Administration […]