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Ketamine Detox & Treatment Programs in Tennessee

Most ketamine users are not consuming large amounts of the drug at any given time due to the risk of overdose. A small amount of ketamine, however, will still impact the user's memory, learning ability, and attention to their surroundings. The effects of ketamine have been described as being similar to LSD, but the drug is a dissociative anesthetic and will create an intoxicated feeling similar to alcohol. Ketamine is only ever primarily used in veterinary medicine and is not often administered to humans for medical reasons. Ketamine became a popular club drug and is commonly used like GHB and MDMA. The abuse of ketamine can be treated with the right help, but the addict must go through both detox and some type of counseling or therapy. Tennessee's drug treatment centers and programs can help ketamine addicts address the underlying problems and instill new coping skills. Either a conventional detox or a medical detox program in Tennessee will help a ketamine user through any mild or severe detox.

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Ketamine Drug Abuse and Polydrug Addiction in Tennessee

According to the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in 2018, there were 8,882 people seeking treatment for opioid addiction. During that same year, there were 6,829 people receiving treatment for alcohol addiction, and 6,747 people being treated for marijuana addiction. Per the Behavioral Health Indicators for Tennessee and the United States between 2015 and 2016, 7.9% of youth had used illicit drugs in the past month. During that same time, approximately 3.3% of youth had an illegal drug use disorder. Among young adults, about 49% of those aged 18 to 25 had used alcohol in the past month. Roughly 31% of young adults aged 18 to 25 were binge drinking the past month at the time of this report. Drug and alcohol addiction impacts people from all age groups within the state.

There are many drug users who are abusing more than one drug, which is referred to as polydrug use. 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 is a common mixture used by young adults and working professionals. The cocaine is mixed with ketamine because it is believed that it enhances the effects of ketamine. Polydrug use occurs when a drug user uses two or more drugs in combination, or uses one drug to counteract the effects of another, or uses different drugs at different times over a short period of days or weeks. These are common ways of abusing drugs, but increases the risk of overdose. For example, the use of two central nervous system depressants increases the risk of respiratory depression.

Drug and alcohol treatment services in Tennessee provide effective solutions to help addicts struggling with all forms of addiction. Various treatment centers are operating in the state, offering a wide variety of treatment methodologies. Choosing the proper counseling and therapy is essential to address the underlying issues of addiction. Most drug treatment centers in the state will help addicts locate the best form of treatment, counseling, and therapy. The treatment process is necessary and cannot be avoided; otherwise, the addiction becomes progressively worse.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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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.