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Ketamine Treatment for Severe Depression & Chronic Pain

The use of the drug ketamine for the treatment of severe depression and chronic pain has made great strides in helping people who suffer from these debilitating conditions. And Hydrate Asheville brings these amazing ketamine treatments to the Greater Asheville region to help care for people in our community.

Groundbreaking Ketamine Treatment

Ketamine is a well-known and widely used anesthetic. It’s been used safely for decades as a sedation for operative procedures. In the last 10 years, it has been discovered that it can treat severe depression and chronic pain. While the exact reason as to why Ketamine works so well is not yet known, it is thought to work as a reset to the brain restoring neurotransmitter function and improving mood and energy.

As the permier service provider in the greater Asheville area to provide personal IV hydration, we’re very excited to be one of the very few offices in North Carolina that now offers Ketamine treatments in the comfort and privacy of our Hydrate Asheville clinic. We do require a referral or approval from your primary care physician or psychiatrist.

Who Should Use Ketamine Treatment?

  • Those who failed traditional therapy for severe depression and anxiety
  • Those who suffer from PTSD
  • Those who suffer from chronic and debilitating pain

What Can You Expect from a Ketamine Treatment?

The dose of Ketamine used in the personal IV infusions is small and will not cause you to go to sleep. We’ll take your weight and height measurements and the severity of your depression into account and customize the infusion for you. And you are under the direction and supervision of our clinical director, Dr. Linda Dula. Ketamine treatment doctor physician for chronic pain and severe depression Dr. Linda Dula with Hydrate Asheville.

How Do I Prepare for a Ketamine Treatment?

  • Do not take lamictal for 6 hours before or after your infusion
  • You cannot eat for 4 hours before the infusion, but drinking water, tea or coffee is OK
  • Refrain from taking any sedatives such as benzodiazepines for 12 hours before and 4 hours after
  • You will need a ride home as you will not be able to drive after the treatment
  • Do not sign any contracts or make financial decisions for 12 hours after treatment

What Results Might I Expect from Ketamine Treatment?

We wish we could guarantee you’ll feel better immediately after treatment, but, unfortunately, there is no guarantee. Between 70-80% of clients see a greater than 50% reduction in their depression symptoms after 6 treatments.

What we will know during your first treatment is if it’s going to continue to work for you or not. Once we determine that Ketamine will work for you, we’ll continue a series of 6 treatments over a two-week period. Of those who have received treatment, 50% remain improved and will not require additional boosters. The other 50% do quite well with an occasional booster of two infusions performed once a month or every few months and can be spaced out over time.

You can expect your mood to improve 3-4 hours after treatment. A series of treatments over 3-4 weeks is required for longer lasting effects. Side effects are minimal and infusions take approximately 45-60 minutes.

   Ketamine Treatment for Severe Depression

As suicide rates skyrocket and depression starts to become less of a taboo to discuss and more of a need to talk about now, there are many people, loved ones, family members and friends who continue to suffer from severe depression. For those who have failed traditional therapy for depression, Ketamine administered through an IV has shown to be a very promising treatment.

We do require a referral or approval from your primary care physician or your psychiatrist. Then please contact us at 828-237-1511 or email wellness@hydrateasheville.com. Our clinic director, Dr. Linda Dula, and her team will lead your treatment.

Our Ketamine Severe Depression Treatment Protocol

  • 1 hour IV drip per visit
  • 6 treatments over course of 4 weeks
  • $450 first treatment
  • $400 per further treatment

   Ketamine Treatment for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is rampant across the Asheville region. With the high addiction rate of prescription painkillers, the decision to take these drugs can be tough to swallow. For those who deal with chronic pain, there is hope for you to reduce your pain and improve your overall function. Ketamine administered through an IV can be the answer you’ve been searching for to finally get your life back.

We do require a referral or approval from your primary care physician or your psychiatrist. Then please contact us at 828-237-1511 or email wellness@hydrateasheville.com. Our clinic director, Dr. Linda Dula, and her team will lead your treatment.

Our Ketamine Chronic Pain Treatment Protocol

  • 4-hour infusion over 5 days in a row
  • May need an additional 4-hour infusion week following your initial treatment (to be determined after first week)
  • $1,000/day = $5,000 total 

Ketamine treatment for severe depression and chronic pain with Hydrate Asheville requires approval or referral from your primary care physician or psychiatrist. Please contact us with questions on how we may help you and your doctor.

Hours: 

Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm

Friday-Saturday 10am-3pm

Sunday 11am-3pm

After Hours by Appointment

Walk-ins Welcome!

EMAIL: wellness@hydrateasheville.com

PHONE: +1 828 237 1511

ADDRESS: 1378 Hendersonville Road Asheville, NC 28803