While ketamine therapy at the Drake Center for Transformative Healing, in Franklin, MI, is a relatively recent treatment, ketamine itself was discovered at Wayne State University in Michigan in 1962. Ketamine-assisted therapy (KAP) at the Drake Center is a unique combination of research-driven medical intervention and healing art therapy. The clinic uses art as a way for people to overcome the difficulties associated with trauma and/or the symptoms of treatment-resistant conditions. Ketamine is considered an essential anesthetic by the World Health Organization, and in recent years has been researched by prestigious institutions as Yale University. Studies they have released suggest that small doses of ketamine can have a profound positive effect on those suffering from difficult to manage conditions. The Drake Center for Transformative Healing is proud to offer this cutting-edge treatment for those who have lost hope on the path to healing.
The Drake Center for Transformative Healing’s founders are Dr. Cassius Drake and Jacqueline Drake Talc, a highly-trained emergency medicine doctor and an award-winning artist, respectively. The couple began their journey decades ago after meeting at the bedside of an injured patient, a journey that has culminated in the Drake Center for Transformative Healing and their innovative practices. Ketamine therapy has shown remarkable restorative qualities for such conditions as depression, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, and migraines, amongst others. Individuals who have tried various therapies to quell their negative symptoms with little or no success, will find a fast-acting and long-lasting alternative in ketamine treatments.
The Drake Center’s unique approach to KAP begins with preparation sessions, so that the guided therapy of the ketamine experience will be most beneficial. Ketamine is administered at the office in pill form. The clinic’s psychotherapy approach to the medication involves “a deep dive into the psyche” while under the mind-altering effects of ketamine. Some patients report mild uncomfortable side effects. These are mitigated by the monitoring physician, and fade soon after treatment end.
In the last 20 years, research has shown ketamine to be an effective medication in treating a number of difficult to manage conditions. It can quickly reduce symptoms of suicidal ideation, depression and anxiety, allowing the patient to focus on healing. This therapy is for those who have found mainstream medication or therapy to have little positive benefit. The Drake Center for Transformative Healing welcomes those who are seeking a new route to healing and happiness.