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Ketamine Detox & Treatment Programs in South Carolina

When someone uses ketamine, they will experience a distorted sense of self, and feel detached from their body and the environment around them. These feelings and sensations will become habit-forming with the regular use of ketamine. A user's sight and sound will also be altered, and there are possibilities of hallucinations that will happen. Ketamine addiction can become a major problem if proper help is not gotten. Drug treatment centers and programs in South Carolina can help anyone addicted to ketamine. The detox process will be different for each user, and depending upon the severity of use; a detox can last four to six days. South Carolina conventional detox programs and medical detox centers can help ketamine users through difficult withdrawals. Ketamine addiction is usually compounded with other problems and addictions. It is not uncommon for a ketamine user to also be addicted to other drugs and alcohol along with ketamine.

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Ketamine Addiction and Polydrug Use in South Carolina

Substance abuse and addiction do involve using multiple drugs at one time. Polydrug use is a common problem, especially among recreational drug users and young people. Polydrug use is when a person uses more than one type of drug either at the same time or at different times. For example, ketamine and cocaine or also known as Calvin Klein, are used by working professionals and young adults. Cocaine is used with ketamine, as it is believed to enhance the euphoric effects of the drug. Polydrug use is when a drug user uses two or more drugs in combination, uses one drug to counteract the effects of another, or uses different drugs at different times over a short period of days or week.

According to the South Carolina Profile on Substance-Related Indicators in 2017, about 15% of the adult population were binge drinking alcohol, and 6% were considered heavy alcohol users. Approximately 4.6% of the adult population were misusing pain medication. During 2017 there were 1001 drug-related overdose deaths involving drugs such as combining multiple drugs. Among adults aged 18 to 25, about 9.9% are struggling with addiction and needed treatment but did not receive it. Among adults aged 26 and older, about 4.8% needed treatment but did not receive it, and 7.5% of young adults also needed treatment but did not receive it. Most drug users are using multiple drugs, and this also causes more severe addictions.

The drug and alcohol treatment programs in the state are equipped to treat all forms of addiction. Whether you are a recreational drug user or an addict misusing drugs every day, there are treatment resources available. When searching for treatment in the state, it is crucial to consider the best form of counseling or therapy you need. There are different treatment methodologies available offered through outpatient or inpatient drug rehab. Many addicts have used ketamine and other dissociative drugs, whether part of recreational drug use or their current addiction. Rehabilitation is the best solution to help someone overcome any addiction.


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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.