In the past few years, a lot of hype has started to develop around ketamine as a potential first-line drug for addiction treatment. In 2019, Florida State University researchers found that rats that were induced to have alcohol use disorder were far less likely to drink alcohol after being given ketamine.
Clinical depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It’s more than just a feeling of being “down in the dumps” or “blue” for a few days. An estimated 16 million American adults—almost 7% of the population—had at least 1 major depressive episode last year.