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Ketamine Detox & Treatment Programs in New Jersey

The drug ketamine is a powerful dissociative anesthetic substance, that is sometimes given to humans, but is primarily utilized in veterinary medicine. Unfortunately, ketamine became a popular club drug because of its dissociative features. When ketamine is taken, the user will experience intense euphoria, a trance-like state, and a feeling of being detached from the body. Many of the effects are similar to LSD, but the indicators to tell if someone is using the drug are very similar to alcohol and being intoxicated. Ketamine addiction can be treated at one of the various drug rehabilitation programs in New Jersey. Drug treatment services throughout New Jersey include conventional and medical detox programs and either residential or outpatient treatment. Ketamine addiction in New Jersey is a problem for some, and most ketamine addicts are using other drugs along with ketamine, and this can be a dangerous combination.

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Ketamine Addiction and Polydrug Use in New Jersey

Polydrug use is when a person uses more than one type of drug either at the same time or at different times, such as alcohol and cocaine. Polydrug use occurs when a person uses two or more drugs in combination, or uses one drug to counteract the effects of another, and uses different drugs at different times over a short period of days or weeks. For example, ketamine and cocaine is a common mixture used by young adults and working professionals in New Jersey. Ketamine and cocaine are also known as Calvin Klein and is a mixture of a dissociative drug and stimulant drugs. Combining more than one substance increases the risk of overdose. The mixture of two different central nervous system depressants, for example, increasing the risk of respiratory depression.

According to the New Jersey Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment, in 2018, there were over 89,600 treatment admissions through state-funded treatment services. Approximately 28% of treatment admissions involved alcohol, and 44% were for heroin addiction, while 4% involved other drugs, such as ketamine and other club drugs. Approximately 27% of all treatment admissions were for outpatient care, and 26% were for intensive outpatient treatment. Long-term residential treatment programs only accounted for 5% of all treatment admissions. However, short-term residential drug rehab accounted for only 10% of all treatment admissions to public treatment programs. Recreational drug use involves the use of drugs such as ketamine, which are also part of more significant drug problems.

Substance abuse treatment services in the state will help addicts who are struggling with ketamine addiction or using more than one substance at a time. Most drug users who attend either outpatient or inpatient drug rehabilitation programs are using more than one substance. When searching for drug treatment centers in the state, it is important to consider the form of counseling or therapy you receive. Anyone struggling with addiction is dealing with underlying issues or the reasons why they began using drugs. The counseling and therapy process helps an addict achieve the ability to maintain their sobriety. Ketamine abuse and the use of other drugs is a common problem among young adults and adolescents.


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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.