Ketamine therapy is a safe way to treat a variety of pain-related issues. And while ketamine works without the side effects of other treatments, it is still important to stay safe during and after your infusions. When it comes to safety, many patients wonder if they can drink alcohol after their infusions. In this article, we will explain the links between ketamine and alcohol- and how you can stay safe during your treatment.
After Your Ketamine Infusion
Ketamine is generally well-tolerated and is usually produces minimal side effects. However, it’s still important to rest after your infusions. Take time to relax, eat well, and let your body recover from therapy. It’s also crucial that you avoid drinking, operating heavy machinery, and/or taking recreational drugs. Your doctor will tell you when it’s safe to resume your normal activities.
Ketamine and Alcohol
Why is it important to avoid drinking after ketamine therapy? Firstly, alcohol can worsen any potential side effects that you might experience after your infusion. After the ketamine leaves your system, then it is generally safe to drink in moderation again. (Ask your doctor how long you should wait after treatment.)
If you are a heavy drinker or are struggling with alcoholism, then ketamine therapy might not be the right fit for you at this time. Heavy drinking while using ketamine can increase the likelihood of becoming addicted to either- or both- drugs. Have an honest conversation with your healthcare provider before moving forward.
Does Ketamine Treatment Work for Alcoholism?
There is some talk of ketamine being a treatment for alcoholism. While this may be an option in the future, it is not currently a recommended treatment for alcohol addiction. As more research is conducted, we will update you. In the meantime, work with an addiction professional to find the best ways of overcoming alcoholism.
Is Ketamine Therapy Right For You?
Balanced Ketamine offers therapies for a wide variety of chronic pain issues. Explore our website to learn more about the physical and mental conditions that we treat. Ready to learn more? Call us today or book your appointment online.