Ketamine Treatment for Alcohol Addiction | KETA Medical Center

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction services offered in Oradell, NJ and New Rochelle and Upper West Side, New York, NY

Alcohol addiction, or alcohol use disorder, is the most prevalent substance use disorder worldwide. More than 6% of adults in the United States have an alcohol use disorder, about 1 in 12 men and 1 in 25 women.Alcohol addiction can  lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, dementia, and liver disease. It increases your risk of certain types of cancer and weakens your immune system. Further, people who use alcohol excessively often have mental health challenges. For example, over 63% of people with alcohol addiction experience depression. 

Traditional treatment for alcohol addiction involves counseling, such as behavioral therapy, and medications that reduce the desire to drink.  However, many find this isn’t enough, and relapse rates for recovering alcoholics are high: studies show that about 40-60% of individuals relapse within 30 days of leaving an inpatient treatment center, and up to 85% relapse within the first year.

IV ketamine infusion can help patients who aren’t responding to traditional treatments. In a recent study, people with severe alcohol disorder were able to stay sober for longer when treated with low doses of ketamine combined with psychological therapy.

If you struggle with alcohol use, ketamine therapy may be an effective treatment option. Our attentive team is here to help, so call the office or book your appointment online today.

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