What is Ketamine Assisted Treatment/Therapy?
Ketamine is a medicine that’s been used as an anesthetic for decades. Now, it’s becoming increasingly popular for its ability to benefit people struggling with addiction and mental health disorders.
Ketamine is a safe, well-researched medicine which is 100% legal and FDA approved for many indications related to anesthesia. It is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines and has been credited with saving lives when used as an anesthetic, pain reliever, and anxiety reliever. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Ketamine treatment centers all over the US as of 2021. Ketamine is also used in hospices around the globe, for treating end of life anxiety, pain, and fear. It is being investigated as an agent to treat other serious conditions, such as Parkinsons Disease.
Ketamine is widely used in the mainstream medical system and is an effective treatment for:
- Drug addiction
- Alcohol use disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic Pain
Because of its effectiveness within just a few sessions, ketamine therapy is becoming more widely available. But what makes it different at The Sanctuary is how it’s woven into our holistic treatment process.