Ketamine treatments for mental health are relatively new, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t effective. In fact, ketamine can be more efficient and provide better results than many of the other mental health options available currently. Not only does ketamine provide substantial results, but the effects are typically felt much faster than the impacts of other medications.
There are a wide variety of reasons why individuals choose to begin ketamine treatments. Some people start ketamine-assisted therapy because other treatment options have been unsuccessful or not helped to the necessary degree. For others, ketamine provides hope for relief from mental health symptoms.
Beginning Ketamine Treatments
Regardless of why you’re choosing to begin ketamine treatments, there are a few things you can do to prepare. Let’s go over some preparations that can help set you up for success.
Weeks Before Starting Treatment
One of the best first steps that you can take towards beginning ketamine treatments is doing research. Consider learning about what ketamine is, what the treatment experience is like, and what to expect in the moments after treatment.
Doing research is an excellent way to ensure that you have realistic expectations and are on the right treatment track. If you know other people in your life who have participated in ketamine treatments, learning about their experiences can be highly beneficial.
Days Before Treatment
Improving your overall health and wellness should always be a goal, but it can be especially important when you’re going to begin ketamine treatments. Make sure that you’re staying hydrated and eating a balanced diet in the days before your first treatment.
If you have questions that arise in the period before you start your ketamine treatments, don’t hesitate to reach out to your provider. Getting answers to your questions can give you peace of mind and the assurance that you’re making the right decision.
The Night Before Treatment
Setting yourself up for a successful ketamine treatment can begin the night before. Getting quality sleep and having a positive mindset will help you enter your treatment with a good attitude. Being stressed or anxious likely won’t benefit you throughout the treatment process, so staying relaxed and remaining positive is a great start.
The Morning of Treatment
Your treatment day is here! Everyone has different things they like to do before a treatment. Many people change into comfortable clothes and check that they have reliable transportation home from their clinic.
Ask the staff at your ketamine clinic about eating and drinking. It’s typically recommended to not eat or drink anything for an extended period before your treatment.
Making sure you have support throughout the ketamine treatment process is important. That’s why the Nova Health Recovery staff is here to walk our clients through the ketamine treatment process and answer any questions they may have.
We understand that beginning ketamine treatments can initially feel overwhelming, so we provide compassionate, comprehensive support to everyone who attends our clinic. We’re here if you want a quality ketamine treatment center that you can trust.