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.

International Conference on Ketamine for Psychiatric Disorders 2018

Ketamine for Psychiatric Disorders breakfast.

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Crack Cocaine Use – Ketamine Can End Cravings

crack cocaine use. ketamine treatment ends craving.

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Ketamine – Outpatient Treatment for Addiction

Ketamine outpatient treatment for addiction.

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Suboxone: Can It Get You Back on Track?

Treatment-resistant depression can lead the sufferet to dark places.

Suboxone treatment for opioid dependence offers hope and a way to normalize your life and get it back on track. It is an enormously useful medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence and it can save your life or the life of someone you love who is addicted to heroin or pain pills (oxy, oxycodone, hydrocodone, Opana, […]

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The 3 Phases of Addiction

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Addiction steals your joy, hijacks your plans, destroys your family and can ruin your life. It is more complicated than just overindulging in an activity or substance that boosts your mood and doesn’t want to let up. Addictions are psychiatric disorders that require treatment. In order to fully understand addiction, it’s important to understand the […]

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