Pharmacological treatment

The medications used to treat issues associated with ketamine addiction can be used early to minimize the severity of the withdrawal symptoms or treat an overdose. According to the NIDA, “Patients with a ketamine overdose are managed through supportive care for acute symptoms, with special attention to cardiac and respiratory functions,” and sometimes, medication may be given to reestablish normal function in these cases.
Though research associated with ketamine abuse and addiction is ongoing, there is currently no medication designed to treat the disorder.

 

Psychotherapeutic treatment