In this week’s Ask The Doctor LIVE, Dr. Judy Ho answers a multitude of questions on substance use disorders. She kicks off the call by explaining how ketamine works for substance abuse, and breaks down what the latest research says about incorporating ketamine into a treatment plan for depression, anxiety, and addictions.
Dr. Judy also shares her thoughts on helping a friend who is in recovery from a substance use disorder, and how to support them after treatment both in the short- and long-term. She even explains what NOT to do when supporting that loved one - and how to avoid micromanaging or pressuring their recovery.
Many supporters of people who are recovered from a substance use disorder - especially when it comes to alcohol use - feel awkward inviting that person to social situations. It’s difficult for a supporter to understand the triggers of a substance use disorder. Dr. Judy highlights how to healthily and effectively navigate that tricky process.
When it comes to addiction treatment, there is a misconception that rehab programs are too expensive. However, there are addiction treatment programs that are covered for insurance. Dr. Judy explains how to find those programs - and even how to find scholarship programs for the more-expensive treatment options.
Here are some additional highlights from this week’s call:
This Ask the Doctor LIVE is one you don’t want to miss.