Across the world, Ketamine is frequently employed as an anaesthetic. The drug, which has been classified as a Class B drug in the United Kingdom, is also often used to ease pain in animals and humans. Although Ketamine is used for medical reasons, use outside of medical purposes is deemed as illegal.

However, this has not stopped individuals across the country abusing the drug. As Ketamine provides users with a sense of euphoria, individuals from all walks of life will turn to the drug to alleviate pessimistic thoughts and feelings they experience.

If you are struggling with a Ketamine addiction, and have found yourself reliant on the drug, we would strongly encourage you to take advantage of the Ketamine addiction treatment that we can provide you with at Ocean Recovery.

Likewise, if you have reason to believe that a loved one or friend is abusing Ketamine to help them navigate their everyday life, we welcome you to contact us to seek our support and guidance.  If necessary, we can even help you stage an intervention.

Background of Ketamine Addictions

Many Ketamine users begin their addiction to Ketamine through consuming the drug as a ‘party high’. However, many users continue to consume Ketamine as a means of escaping anxiety and depression.

Ketamine Addiction Treatment

Sadly, Ketamine is known to grip users into a powerful psychological addiction that is virtually impossible to escape without Ketamine addiction treatment.

The ‘high’ associated with Ketamine use is known as the ‘k-hole’ due to psychological barriers users experience when under the drug’s influence.

Users experience a distortion in reality when taking Ketamine. Medical experts often describe this effect as ‘conscious dissociation’. As more significant quantities of Ketamine are consumed over time ‘unconscious dissociation’ can occur, causing users to become trapped in a distorted reality.

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Dangers Of Ketamine Use

Just as other Class A and B drugs are associated with various health problems, Ketamine is also known to see users experience multiple short and long-term health problems.

Although the health problems associated with Ketamine use are often overlooked in order to feed an addiction, over time, various health complications will reduce the quality of an individual’s life.

While the dangers of Ketamine use will vary, those that regularly consume the drug will experience physical and psychological health problems.

Below, we have outlined just a few of the health problems that Ketamine can cause.

  •   Anxiety
  •   Loss of balance and control
  •   Nausea
  •   Hallucinations
  •   Amnesia
  •   Unconsciousness
  •   Diarrhea
  •   Panic attacks
  •   Depression
  •   Psychosis
  •   Pain upon urination
  •   Insomnia

Withdrawal Symptoms Associated With Ketamine Use

Some individuals that come to realise that they have developed an addiction to Ketamine will defer professional Ketamine addiction treatment.

This is commonly a result of a lack of understanding surrounding the treatment that is readily available.  Stigmas associated with addictions and rehab also prevent those in need from securing treatment.

As an individual’s Ketamine addiction becomes unbearable, many people will attempt to withdraw from the drug on their own at home.  Sadly, as Ketamine consumption is halted, powerful psychological withdrawal symptoms are likely to arise.

Below, we have outlined just a number of the withdrawal symptoms that occur when withdrawing from Ketamine.

  • –     Persistent headaches
  • –     Nausea
  • –     Anxiety
  • –     Paranoia
  • –     Insomnia

Those that attempt to withdraw from Ketamine at home are much more at risk of relapsing.  This is because the withdrawal symptoms associated with Ketamine use are somewhat uncomfortable.

As a result, those struggling with addictions will once again turn to Ketamine in a bid to reduce the symptoms experienced.

Considering this, professional Ketamine addiction treatment must be sought.  Not only will treatment at a rehab ensure that your risk of relapse is mitigated, but it will help you make a long-term recovery.

Ketamine Addiction Treatment With Ocean Recovery

When the time is right for you to seek treatment, our Ketamine addiction treatment programme can provide you with the support and guidance you need to overcome your addiction and secure a substance-free future.

Our Ketamine addiction treatments are created with the individual struggling in mind.  This means that you can rest assured knowing that the treatment you are provided with will help you recover from your addiction.

Although our Ketamine addiction treatment programmes are bespoke to each person’s needs, the basis of all of our programmes consists of detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare support.

Combined, these three stages will contribute to the success of your addiction recovery and ensure that you have the tools you need to reduce your risk of relapse in the future.

Upon commencing your Ketamine addiction treatment, you will first undergo a medically induced detoxification. Throughout detoxification, you may experience withdrawal symptoms.

As touched on above, these symptoms may cause you some discomfort. However, you will have around the clock care to help you combat the feelings associated.

Withdrawal symptoms usually reside within five days.  If necessary, our team can provide prescription drugs to ease the overall impact that withdrawal symptoms have.

Once your withdrawal symptoms have begun to subside, you will move onto the rehabilitation stage of our Ketamine addiction treatment.  Unlike detoxification, rehabilitation is not medically induced, and it purely consists of therapy and counselling sessions.

Throughout rehabilitation, the therapy and counselling sessions you participate in will enable you to discover the psychological triggers which give rise and fuel your addiction.

In doing so, you will devise powerful coping strategies which will ultimately minimise your risk of relapsing once you leave our centre.

Having completed our Ketamine addiction treatment programme, you will be able to leave our residential rehab.  It should be noted that upon leaving our rehab, you will be provided with 12-months of free aftercare support to ensure that you maintain your sobriety.

If at any point during your aftercare support you feel at risk of relapsing, our team will be on hand to provide you with immediate support.

Contact Us Today For Ketamine Addiction Treatment

If you are ready to overcome your Ketamine addiction, please contact us today to find out more about our Ketamine addiction treatment.

If you are hoping to refer a loved one for Ketamine addiction, we also welcome you to contact us.



John Gillen - Author - Last updated: December 22, 2023

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.

Dr Robert Lutaaya - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: December 21, 2023

MBChB, MSc Psych

Dr Robert Lutaaya qualified in 1995 from Worclaw Medical University as MBChB, and obtained a MSc Psych from the University of Manchester in 2014. Dr Lutaaya has previously worked for the CGL Substance Misuse Service and as an on-call doctor substance misuse Doctor for 17 years before joining Ocean Recovery. Dr Robert Lutaaya is committed to helping those struggling with alcohol and drug addictions.