Providing Safe & Effective Addiction Programmes

Discussions about ketamine addiction do not make the news as much as other alcohol and drug addictions, such as cocaine or heroin, but this drug is much more common than many of us even realise. Ketamine drug is quite popular in the party and club scene, with recreational properties that come from its hallucinogenic properties though its intended use is in veterinary medicine. People often do not understand the risk of ketamine and believe that it is a non-addictive, which is a contributing factor to the increase of people who need to receive ketamine addiction treatment across the globe.

Onsite Drug Detox

Licensed onsite medical facility providing the proper medical assistance for drug detox.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Integrated approach to treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders.

Fully Licensed Medical Team

Fully licensed medical and clinical staff specialising in medical drug and alcohol detox.

What is the treatment for ketamine drug addiction?

Ketamine addiction treatment programmes give an addict all the tools and education that they require to detox and live life without drugs. Ketamine addiction is a chronic disease that takes effort and time to overcome, but it is treatable. During an addiction treatment programme, the client usually starts with safe drug detox under medical supervision though the requirement for detox depends on the results of an initial assessment. Ketamine withdrawal may not be the main issue for some and others may have stopped using for enough time that the withdrawal symptoms have subsided.

After detox, the treatment programme largely focuses on therapy and counselling so that they can deal with the emotional rollercoaster and start to regain control of their feelings and thoughts without the drugs influence. The recovering addict will learn why they started abusing drugs in the first place, how drug abuse can be prevented and what must be done to live a sober and healthy life. Ketamine addiction treatment may also include techniques and therapies such as:

Individual and group therapy

Family therapy

Recreational therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

12 Step Education


Why choose The Dawn for ketamine rehab in Thailand

The Dawn Addiction Rehab and Wellness Centre offers a highly-personalised and intensive treatment programme that is tailor-made to suit each individuals specific needs through a non-religious and holistic approach. Our clients can have access to our onsite medical support which is available around the clock and we also offer a 1:1 staff to client ratio. All of our programmes are very affordable, costing only 1/4th of the price of a Western centre, and we provide online aftercare support at no additional cost.

Our licensed team of professionals have extensive experience in ketamine addiction treatments and are able to use a variety of effective therapies to assist our clients in successful recovery, as well as provide them with the necessary tools to maintain a life free of drugs following treatment.

What is ketamine drug addiction?

Ketamine drug addiction describes the psychological tolerance that occurs when a person takes the drug repeatedly. This tolerance causes them to crave the drug and require more of it to reach the same effects. Ketamine addiction can cause a wide variety of side effects and consequences that may include permanent psychosis, long-term side effects and withdrawal symptoms. Even though psychedelic drugs are not commonly known to be addictive, they do have the potential to cause severe psychological dependence, which means that the addict will have to receive psychotherapy once they decide to quit.

Ketamine side effects, symptoms and signs

Ketamine use signs are quite noticeable and hard to miss, which is why many people who abuse ketamine have to hide it from their families. It is often used at parties or in isolation. At low dosages, ketamine can cause mellowness, whilst higher doses cause hallucinations and perception distortion by making the user feel out of control and detached from their body. Since the symptoms of ketamine are not long lasting, the user can recover very quickly, which is why it is especially important to be able to detect other symptoms and signs of ketamine addiction.

A person who is addicted to ketamine may display symptoms such as:

  • Fluctuations in perceptions of sound or colour
  • Abnormal mellowness
  • Disconnection from their identity or body
  • Depression
  • Irritability/agitation
  • Difficulty learning or thinking
  • Dilated pupils
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Amnesia/memory impairment
  • Involuntary muscle contractions
  • Slowed breathing or breathing problems
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Delirium
  • Hallucinations


Our client’s life long recovery and success is what we care most at The Dawn. We also realise that relapse and setbacks are a reality for many beginning their recovery journey, which is why we offer a Relapse Assurance Guarantee for clients who have completed treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. If any client relapses for any reason after completion of our programme, we welcome them back for 30 days, at no additional cost.