Alcohol Is The Most Abused Substance
Nearly one million adults in Tennessee are suspected of having an alcohol use disorder or alcohol addiction (Source: SAMHSA), yet most go without getting the help they need.
New “KAD” Protocol
To address this crisis, Tennessee Ketamine & Wellness Center is launching a new protocol, Ketamine for Alcohol Dependance or “KAD,” to treat alcohol dependance in the Nashville area.
Led by Dr. Randall Malchow, an acknowledged U.S. expert on ketamine administration, the KAD treatment is among the first of its kind in the United States. It works by disrupting the “maladaptive reward memories” found in alcohol dependance, decreasing depression, and promoting self-image and other favorable values that benefit a sober lifestyle. Clinic patients have found a significant reduction in their alcohol intake because of ketamine therapy, with a greater than 90 percent reduction in alcohol intake.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate?
The ideal candidate for KAD treatments is a patient with mild to moderate alcohol dependance, especially if associated with depression and/or anxiety, without a history of complicated alcohol withdrawal, who desires a transformative change to a healthier lifestyle.
- The protocol is similar to our opioid treatment protocol that we’ve had success with for the past 10 years.
- After a comprehensive medical evaluation with Dr. Malchow, we’ll jointly determine the best course of action to achieve improved quality of life for you.
- If indicated, we will recommend infusions with ketamine.
- During the infusions, you’ll be in a safe, monitored environment in one of our comfortable, quiet infusion rooms.
- Once the infusion is complete, you’ll be discharged and able to continue with your day.
Hear From a Patient
For those struggling with alcoholism, TN Ketamine and Wellness offers a powerful and innovative treatment option.
Their ketamine-assisted therapy helped me address blockers to my ability to stop drinking on my own: rapidly reduced cravings, eased withdrawal symptoms, and help me work through some buried emotional and mental issues. In just a few sessions, ketamine helped “reset” my brain and nervous system which allowed me to more fully engage in counseling and addiction recovery groups, be energized to get better, and provide hope for me and my family. I strongly recommend TN Ketamine and Wellness as part of your recovery plan for alcohol dependence. Ketamine therapy provides an evidence-based way to lift mood, motivation and mental wellbeing while relieving urges to drink. I quickly felt confident and stable in my choice to give up this one thing that was plaguing my life in so many ways. Dr. Malchow and team are compassionate, experienced, and offer a treatment option for healing I’ve been unable to find elsewhere. For those battling alcoholism, time is critical. You won’t regret giving a ketamine-assisted program a try. I have been blessed to be the recipient of the transformational power it provides. It’s truly life changing and given me hope for a solid future. TN Ketamine can be a key part of your recovery, as well.
– A Recent Patient