If you’ve heard of ketamine, it’s probably for its history of abuse as a club drug. But it could also be one of the biggest breakthroughs in treating severe depression in years.


How can one drug hold such promise and peril? The answer lies in how it affects your brain.


Ketamine got its start as an anesthesia medicine in the 1960s. It was used on the battlefields of the Vietnam War.


At lower doses, it can help ease pain. Ketamine helps sedatives work and may help people need fewer addictive painkillers, like morphine after surgery or while caring for burns.


When misused, ketamine can change your sense of sight and sound. You can have hallucinations and feel out of touch with your surroundings -- and even from yourself. It can make it hard to speak or move.


Outside of the clinic, ketamine can cause tragedies, but in the right hands, it is a miracle.


Turning around severe depression, overcoming crippling anxiety or PTSD, or managing debilitating OCD may not literally be a miracle. But if it happens to you, it can feel like one.

Ketamine infusion therapy can help treat severe cases, such as in people who have tried other treatments or who are in the hospital and possibly suicidal.


In some people, it can ease symptoms in just a few hours.

Although results vary, in some studies, most people who tried ketamine (up to 80%) got better.

What to Expect

Before Infusion

  • We will need your medical records stating your diagnosis and medication list.

  • Don’t eat solid foods for 4 hours before your appointment.

  • Don’t drink anything for 2 hours before your appointment.

  • We will call you to explain what to expect and answer any questions.

  • Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours.

  • Be sure to bring your state issued photo ID.

During Infusion

  • You will not be put to sleep, but you may feel relaxed enough to fall asleep.

  • The length and dose of the infusion depend on your diagnosis and is personalized to your needs.

  • A registered nurse will monitor you throughout the entire infusion.

After Infusion

  • You must leave the clinic with a responsible adult.

  • Do not drive for 24 hours.

  • Drink liquids first and slowly integrate foods.

  • Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours.