Ketamine Addiction Rehab Treatment

Ketamine is a hallucinogenic and anaesthetic drug, also commonly known as ket, which is used in hospital and vet settings as pain relief during operations. It’s not available over the counter or from your GP. When bought illegally and used recreationally, it results in a number of relaxing and numbing effects which are highly addictive.

Unfortunately, ketamine’s addictive nature means that some people build up dependence and tolerance to it, resulting in a difficult cycle of drug addiction. Here, we reveal the common signs of ketamine addiction and explain what you should do if you are worried about your own behaviour or someone else’s – find out more about ketamine rehab treatment here.

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a Class B drug which is used recreationally, in emergency medical settings for pain relief, and as a sedative for animals. When bought illegally, ket is a white powder which is commonly snorted, providing the user with a short high.

Within medical environments such as hospitals, Ketamine is a useful drug which helps patients in severe pain feel numb and unable to remember the pain as a result of its hallucinogenic and sedative qualities. When bought illegally, however, Ket can be dangerous due to its addictive nature, potency and lack of regulation.

Ket is commonly used amongst young people and is particularly common at events such as raves or clubs. It is also hard to distinguish if a ketamine addiction is present, which is why it is important to know the signs. Find out more about ketamine addiction and ket rehab treatment here.

Signs of Ketamine Addiction

Ketamine should only be used in a medical setting, under the guidance of a professional. Repeatedly using ket outside of this is a sign of ketamine addiction. But there are also some other symptoms:

  • Being unable to function without ketamine
  • Going to extreme lengths to use ketamine
  • Wanting to stop using but being unable to do so
  • Experiencing cravings and withdrawal symptoms without ketamine
  • Allowing ketamine to take over your life
  • Continuing to take ketamine despite the negative impact it’s having on your life

It’s important to realise that this isn’t the full list and if anything has made you question your behaviour or ketamine use then you might benefit from speaking to a professional. What’s more, as ketamine is highly addictive and dangerous, individuals are at risk of quickly developing a tolerance to it and therefore needing more of the drug to function or achieve the desired pleasure.

This causes the cycle of addiction and can be very difficult to break without private ketamine rehab treatment.

If you do use ketamine, it can be daunting to admit that you have a problem. At Rehab Clinics Group, we meet so many people who are embarrassed to do so but there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Recognising or accepting that you need help is an essential part of your recovery and our team can listen to you, answer your concerns and help you to realise that your behaviour might require some intervention.



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Rehab Treatments for Ketamine

Ketamine can result in both physical and mental health conditions and, over time, these can become even more serious. For this reason, it’s important that you seek help if you think you’re suffering from ketamine addiction. Just like any other addiction, ketamine addiction is a serious medical condition that needs medical professionals and counsellors to support you every step of the way.

Ketamine Detox

The first part of your recovery in ket rehab is a ketamine detox. This is the process of the ketamine leaving your body during a medical withdrawal period. It’s very important that this is gradual so your body isn’t put into a state of shock. It’s completely normal to experience side effects and drug withdrawal symptoms but these can be very difficult to deal with and even dangerous in some instances.

For this reason, a detox in rehab is the safest way to ensure the ketamine has left your body. Not only will you be regularly monitored, both physically and mentally, but you’ll be guided and supported throughout the tougher days. Medical teams are also able to prescribe certain prescription medications to help prepare your body and ease any painful symptoms. This is one of the best reasons for attending ketamine rehab.

Drug Therapy Treatments

Once you’ve completed drug detox, it’s time to begin treatment. Every ketamine rehab centre will have different treatments and therapies which is why it’s so important to choose one that suits you. At Rehab Clinics Group, we have leading rehab centres all over the UK so can help you to choose one that suits you.

Our clinics use a range of behavioural and psychological therapies as well as well-being and social activities. The aim of rehab for ketamine is to treat the initial addiction and its physical effects as well as psychological dependencies. You’ll work with specialist addiction recovery experts to understand your addiction and its triggers. Through group and individual sessions, you’ll learn to build resilience and carve out new and healthy behaviours and mindsets.

A huge part of your treatment will also focus on aftercare and relapse prevention. We understand that this can be a very scary time for you but we’ll ensure that you’re ready to leave and you’ll have all the support you need.

Admissions to Ketamine Rehab

Choosing to go to rehab is a huge decision but often the only way if you want to walk away from addiction and get your life back on track. We know you’ll have so many emotions flying around – whether you’re the person struggling with ketamine addiction or a family member – so we’ve created a simple and stress-free admissions process. After the initial inquiry, we’ll put together a plan of action with details of the rehab centre and your tailored treatment plan.

With a plan in place, we need to complete a pre-admissions screening which is where we determine your suitability for treatment and assess your mental health condition. Once done, it’s time to secure a date with a small deposit and then you’re ready to go. Of course, our team is always here and we’re able to answer any questions you may have. All of our advisors are experienced in addiction recovery so know exactly what you’re going through and have your best interests at heart.

If you need ketamine addiction help, just get in touch today on 0800 470 0382.

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Is addiction taking over your life? Are you done with watching your loved one struggle at the hands of it? It doesn’t need to be that way and we can show you how.

So many people have come to us, lost in life and scared about the future. But, by matching them with a rehab centre that suits their needs and giving them the tools and mindset they need to stay clean long-term, they’re now living the life they’ve always wanted and you could be next.

Take the first step today and your new life could be closer than you think. Call on 0800 470 0382 or text HELP To 83222.

  • How Do I Prepare To Go To Ketamine Rehab?

    In terms of preparation for rehab, the main thing that you need to be is ready to make serious changes to your lifestyle, thought patterns, and behaviour. When it comes to your physical preparation, there is little that needs to be done as the facility’s detox clinic will get you in the best physical state for your recovery. We do not advise detoxing at home prior to arrival as this is extremely dangerous.
  • How Long Are Rehab Programmes Typically?

    Typically, rehab programmes usually take around 28 days – that programme includes the ketamine detox. After detox, you will be physically sober and hopefully feel ready to return to your normal life. Some people can afford to stay in rehab longer and programmes can run up to 12 weeks in some facilities, depending on the severity of the addiction. .
  • Is Rehab Expensive?

    There are many options when it comes to rehab and so the cost varies. If you are wanting to access a premium private inpatient rehab, then the cost will be a lot more than going on an outpatient basis, and will be roughly £10,000 for 28 day programmes. Outpatient rehab costs less as you are accessing fewer facilities (private room, food) and can be an option for those with a mild dependence on drugs such as ket.
Dr Alexander Lapa - Psychiatrist & Clinical Reviewer for Rehab Clinics Group

Dr Alexander Lapa - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: June 14, 2023

MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified

Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist.
He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.

Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)

Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated on the following areas of clinical practice:
– Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
– Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
– Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
– Dietary and Weight Management and thorough care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
– Aesthetic Practice and Procedures