Nearly 20 million Americans struggle with addiction each year. Because of the stigma that surrounds addiction, many fail to get the help they need. But addiction, or dependence on substances, is a medical condition. Scott Giles, DO, and the team at Health and Happiness in the Boro in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, can help those struggling with addiction with their substance recovery therapy. They offer cutting-edge treatments to reduce cravings while also addressing the mental health aspects of addiction. To learn more about substance recovery, call the office or book online today.
Despite what many people think, addiction isn’t a sign of weakness or lack of willpower. Addiction, or dependence on substances, is a medical condition and is no different than having diabetes or high blood pressure. Like these other chronic diseases, addiction requires medical treatment.
Someone with an addiction or dependence on substances cannot simply stop taking their drug of choice. They must seek medical help to get the support and services they need to treat the disease.
Substance recovery is a service offered at Health and Happiness in the Boro. The team understands the many struggles you face when trying to get help for your addiction.
To support your substance recovery, the team offers ketamine infusion therapy. In addition to the ketamine infusion, they also provide therapy and help you implement self-care practices to improve the effects of your treatment.
The team at Health and Happiness in the Boro determines when you can start ketamine infusion therapy for your substance recovery after a comprehensive evaluation. It’s recommended that you have six months of sobriety before attempting ketamine therapy.
Ketamine in doses larger than what you get during your infusion can become an addiction. The specialists at Health and Happiness in the Boro want to make sure you’re comfortable with your sobriety before introducing another substance into your system.
There are some programs that frown on the use of any drugs to maintain sobriety. The experts at Health and Happiness in the Boro discuss in detail what to expect and how ketamine works so you can make an informed decision about how best to proceed.
Many patients with addiction also have an underlying mental health issue, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In combination with other therapies, ketamine infusion may produce changes in your brain chemistry that relieve or improve these underlying mental health issues.
Health and Happiness in the Boro develops individualized treatment plans for your ketamine infusion based on your diagnosis, mental health history, and medical history.
The team performs your ketamine infusion at the office under close supervision. The length of your infusion depends on the dose of ketamine needed, but typically takes an hour or less.
After your infusion, the team has you remain at the office to monitor for side effects. They recommend you have someone drive you home and that you take it easy for the rest of the day.
To get the most benefits out of your ketamine infusion for substance recovery, the team may recommend a series of treatments. They review the details of your treatment plan at your consultation so you know what to expect.
Addiction is a disease that requires medical treatment. To learn more about substance recovery at Health and Happiness in the Boro, call the office or book an appointment online today.