You will be asked to complete a questionnaire to determine if you are eligible for the treatment. The eligibility criteria being met are a critical step in the process. We will then need your general practitioner’s records to ensure the eligibility criteria are correct. Our medical team will review this and then get in touch to either invite you in for an initial assessment or to inform you that, unfortunately, we will not be able to offer you this treatment.
Finally, the initial assessment will determine if psychedelic therapy is right for you. You will then be allocated to one of our clinics to undergo a 7-session course that includes preparation, integration, ketamine-assisted therapy, and psychotherapy, which will include three ketamine “dosing” sessions.
The therapy and dosing regimen delivered in our clinics for people with alcohol problems was developed and tested through Awakn Life Sciences’ clinical trials for KARE (Ketamine in the Reduction of Alcoholic Relapse).
These trials showed ketamine-assisted therapy delivered 86% abstinence at 6 months post-treatment, significantly more than the approximate 25% abstinence in the standard treatment. Trial participants also experienced significant improvement in liver function and a substantial decrease in depression.
Anecdotally, many participants also reported sudden profound changes and ease of giving up after struggling for years. The results were published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in January 2022.
Because psychedelic-assisted therapy is effective at addressing underlying traumas that are linked to harmful repetitive thinking patterns, it presents the possibility of addressing a wide range of mental health issues rooted in trauma.
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