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Ketamine Detox & Treatment Programs in Kentucky

Drug treatment for a ketamine addiction will start with a detox, and the withdrawal symptoms can last for four to six days, depending upon the severity of the addiction. Ketamine withdrawal symptoms will include chills, cravings, tiredness, nightmares, depression, anxiety, sweating, and muscle aches and pains. Typically, a conventional detox program in Kentucky can help someone struggling with ketamine withdrawals. For more serious drug withdrawals, an addict will tend to choose a medical detox center. Ketamine is a powerful dissociative anesthetic and is a commonly abused club drug within the United States. An addiction to ketamine can happen very easily, and it can start with just experimenting with the drug. The intense euphoric feelings and sensation of being detached from your body will become habit-forming. Anyone struggling with a problem in Kentucky should seek out the proper help and treatment at any one of the various inpatient or outpatient drug rehab centers within the state.

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Ketamine Abuse and Polydrug Use in Kentucky

According to the 2017 Combined Annual Report by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy. In 2017, legislation aimed at synthetic drugs was successful at eliminating retail over the counter sales. However, during that same year, the threat from internet sales of drugs from foreign sources was significant. Ketamine, for example, is commonly purchased illegally on the internet. Many of these drugs are linked to fatal and non-fatal overdose deaths. In 2016 the number of overdose deaths in the state increased. By June of 2017, there were over 1,400 deaths in the state. People ages 35 to 44 were the largest demographic in overdose deaths, followed by ages 45 to 54. Approximately 34% of the overdose deaths in the state involved heroin, which was a 28% increase from 2015.

The combination of multiple drugs increases the risk of overdose. Polydrug use is when a person uses more than one type of drug at the same time or at different times. Polydrug use occurs when two or more drugs are used in combination, or one drug is used to counteract the other drug. For example, ketamine and cocaine, which is referred to as Calvin Klein. The use of cocaine is believed to counteract the effects of ketamine and is a popular drug among working professionals. Polydrug use also occurs when different drugs are used at different times over a short period of days or weeks. Polydrug use can include any combination of drugs.

The mixture of cocaine and ketamine is popular among younger people but is also dangerous. For example, when two similar drugs are combined, such as two central nervous system depressants. The risk of overdose increases due to respiratory depression. When searching for treatment programs in Kentucky, it is essential to consider multiple options, such as inpatient or outpatient services. There are various treatment methodologies available across the state to help people struggling with an addiction to ketamine or other similar drugs.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.