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Ketamine Detox & Treatment Programs in Utah

Ketamine is a tranquilizer and anesthetic that is widely used within veterinary medicine and is not often given to humans for medical reasons. Ketamine is a popular recreational club drug and will create significant effects on the user. There are some factors that will determine how ketamine affects the user, and this includes any current medical conditions, the amount of the drug taken, and any underlying psychological problems. Ketamine is often abused by teenagers and younger adults, and still a drug that is consumed recreationally throughout the United States. Ketamine addiction will require proper detox and treatment. Ketamine withdrawals are not necessarily severe but can be difficult psychologically to go through and the proper drug detox in Utah is required. Drug rehabilitation centers in Utah include both inpatient and outpatient facilities, offering short-term and long-term care options for addicts. Ketamine addiction can be properly treated with the right help, and it is important that anyone struggling with an addiction reaches out to local resources for help.

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Ketamine Addiction Polydrug Use in Utah

Ketamine is a potent dissociative drug abused by recreational drug users and addicts in the state of Utah. The adverse side effects of ketamine use include an increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, muscle rigidity, respiratory issues, hallucinations, paranoia, depression, and long-term cognitive difficulties. The physical effects of ketamine, even at small doses for a short time, will also cause side effects. The common prolonged side-effects include loss of coordination, stumbling, and muscle weakness. Polydrug use commonly involves ketamine, such as mixing ketamine and cocaine, which is also known as Calvin Klein. The use of cocaine with ketamine is believed to enhance the euphoric effects of the ketamine. Polydrug use is when a drug user uses more than one type of drug either at the same time or at different times.

Polydrug use occurs when a drug user uses two or more drugs in combination or uses a drug to counteract the effects of another drug, or is using different drugs at different times. According to Utah’s Public Health Data Resource, the drug poisoning deaths in the state are a preventable form of death and the leading cause of injury and death in the state. Drug-related deaths in the state outpace the deaths connected to firearms, falls, and motor vehicle crashes. It is estimated that every month 53 Utah residents die as a result of drug poisoning, and 85% of which are unintentional or undetermined, and 75% of these deaths involved opioids. In 2018 the drug poisoning death rate was 21.2 per 100,000 population. During that same year, approximately 6.3% of Utah drug poisoning deaths were undetermined intent.

Regardless of the severity of drug addiction, substance abuse treatment is the best form of help. There are various forms of treatment and rehabilitation. When choosing a drug treatment center in Utah, it is crucial to consider the type of counseling and therapy. Every addict struggles with underlying issues such as the reasons why you started to abuse drugs and alcohol. Both inpatient and outpatient drug rehab centers in the state help recreational drug users and addicts overcome their substance abuse problems. Most addicts abusing drugs and alcohol are using more than one substance at a time, and this increases the risk of overdose and death.


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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.