Addiction & OCD

Addiction & OCD


Ketamine infusions and medication assisted clinical hypnosis with Dr. Kaveh's holistic medicine approach can offer breakthroughs for challenging addictions and obsessions

How do Infusions Help Addiction and OCD?

Addiction can arise from diverse triggers, both internal and external. Some patients may have an underlying genetic susceptibility. Other patients may have medical conditions that exacerbate their addictions and obsessions:

  1. Genetic susceptibility to addiction and obsessions
  2. Concomitant depression
  3. Medical conditions that cause or exacerbate addiction or obsessions (eg substance use disorder)
  4. Environmental triggers (death, separation, personal or financial hardship, etc.) can cause or worsen addiction or obsessions
  5. Medications can influence addiction susceptibility, such as opioid or benzodiazepine (eg Xanax) use

Some patients may not be able to control their addictions with medications and psychotherapy. Ketamine infusions and medication assisted psychotherapy offer a breakthrough treatment for treatment resistant addiction and its debilitating health consequences.

Relapse from addiction is high with traditional treatments

Withdrawal symptoms can overwhelm the body's defense mechanisms and lead to relapse in traditional treatments, occurring in over 50%.

Addictions are consequences of cognitive rigidity

Cognitive rigidity underlies many psychiatric conditions and personality traits, including compulsivity (OCD), eating disorders, and trichotillomania. It's not an unwillingness to change, but it's a neurochemical inertia that can make changing habits and routines incredibly difficult. Ketamine and medication assisted hypnotherapy can help restructure rigid cognitive loops through neuroplasticity - literally helping re-wire rigid neurological habit loops.

Ketamine modifies glutamate levels, enhancing neurogenesis

Glutamate is a powerful neurotransmitter involved in synaptogenesis, or the formation of new neural connections. Forming new neural connections is critical to treating addiction and obsessions because of the engrained habits that our neural circuits fall victim to. Ketamine modulates glutamate levels and NMDA receptor activity to fundamentally alter our response to triggering stimuli.

While addiction has many causes, there are underlying biochemical and psychological disturbances that limit your ability to act on our addictions, even when we fully recognize their destructive effects.

The powerful anti-depressant effects of ketamine (as a powerful NMDA and glutamate receptor antagonist) can particularly enhance addiction treatment in patients suffering from both depression and addiction. This can re-shift the biochemical balance in your brain to help restore your inner healing potential. Traditional addiction treatments simply don't have this same effect.

Safety of ketamine and clinical hypnosis treatments

Unlike traditional anti-anxiety medications, in particular benzodiazepines like Xanax, our infusion treatments are very safe.

By reducing the need for traditional medications, many risks can be reduced, including further addiction and possibly cognitive decline.

Infusions allow for faster action

Unlike oral dosing, IV infusion rates can be modified instantaneously to allow for more rapid therapeutic effect. There is no need to wait for the effect of a pill to decide if the next pill dose should be changed a week later.

What to Expect with your Addiction Infusion Treatment?

Treating addiction and obsessions for long-term relief requires more than just medication. Medications alone runs a serious risk of withdrawal symptoms, and ultimately relapse.

Dr. Kaveh's program is individualized to each patient's personal and medical history.

Personalized infusion treatments with ketamine or medication assisted hypnosis provide long-lasting relief

Your personalized plan will integrate Eastern and Western medical treatments to give you the fastest, longest-lasting results. This includes:

  1. Contact us for a free consultation to determine if you are a candidate for ketamine or clinical hypnosis therapy
  2. Schedule a holistic medicine intake to develop a personalized, integrated addiction and/or obsession treatment plan
  3. Prepare for your first infusion experience with your individualized nutrition, supplement, and sleep plan
  4. Continue 4-6 treatment sessions over the next 1-2 months, adjusted to your symptoms

IV infusion treatments offer rapid relief from addiction and obsessions

We will discuss your symptoms throughout your treatment journey, allowing for instantaneous changes to your infusion.

You will save valuable weeks in your journey by avoiding the slower feedback times experienced with oral medications, including mail-order, oral ketamine tablets.

Getting Started with Ketamine and Clinical Hypnosis Infusions

To learn more, contact us to schedule a free consultation to learn if you're a candidate for ketamine and clinical hypnosis infusions. We will also discuss other potential treatment options, such as medication-assisted clinical hypnosis.

You are more than a patient

Our clients are not treated like patients that come-and-go. We tailor our treatments to you as an individual. We take into account your

  • Personal history (traumas, triggering events)
  • Medical history (heart health, dementia)
  • Medication history to find medication side effects that may contribute to your depression
  • Treatment beliefs

Tell us how you believe your health can be better

By integrating Eastern and Western medicine, we respect and empower your beliefs to help you heal. We believe that the best treatment is the treatment that resonates with the patient, and that's why you're here. We tailor our protocols to your life experiences to give you the best possible healing experience.