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Toulou’s Treatment for Ketamine Addiction: ‘Not Using Isn’t the Same as Recovering’

Client recovering from ketamine addiction with Help Me Stop

Prioritising Recovery from Ketamine Addiction

‘I was 30 years old when I came to Help Me Stop. I came in for ketamine addiction but from the programme I’ve since discovered patterns of behaviours with other processes too,’ Toulou says. ‘I knew I needed some institutional help and felt that online Dayhab with Help Me Stop was a very happy medium between in-patient care and only attending meetings.

‘I tried not to expect anything but it was hard not to expect or hope that Help Me Stop would be a magic pill to swallow and solve all my issues. I thought it was going to take up a lot of head space and most of my day. I wasn’t looking forward to this. I was prepared to prioritise recovery but I knew I had some commitments. I feared it was going to be six weeks of hell trying to juggle it all.’

Toulou’s Experience of Digital Dayhab

‘It really was a pleasure to do the programme. Although it was a large chunk of the day, it certainly was not a chore. I was really hoping to succeed in not using. I didn’t really know what that looked like before joining the programme and I wasn’t achieving it on my own.

‘In treatment, I worked well with Moira. She helped me open up about things. She gave me space to talk about things that I clearly needed to face. She is professional and caring. Overall, I got a real understanding of what I want from my recovery and what I can get from recovery. I also understand that not using isn’t the same as recovering. I gained confidence and I now trust myself.’

Contact Help Me Stop to discuss drug or alcohol addiction treatment in our London Dayhab or Digital Dayhab. We’re on 0208 191 9191. Alternatively, you can send us a message via live chat or fill out our contact form and we’ll call you back.

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