Though Ibogaine is a psychedelic drug, a better way to describe its effects would be oneirophrenic, or “dream creating”. To an observer, the patient experiencing the Ibogaine treatment would appear to be lying in a state of light sleep. Patients describe their experience as if they are “watching the movie of their life” or “reorganizing some file cabinets within their brain.” Every patient’s experience of the treatment is as different and unique as they, themselves, are. The many insights gained into the user’s subconscious and super-conscious mind can become a rock-solid foundation for a life without drug or alcohol addiction.


After an Ibogaine treatment, many people find it easier to handle internal issues that may have encouraged destructive behavior in the past. It also becomes easier to change destructive behaviors, and to be more receptive to therapies. Only about 75% of patients experience the vivid visual effects that the drug can produce. Many patience sleep through the effects of the drug, or experience quick thoughts and flashes. The properties of Ibogaine still work on these individuals, whether or not they experience the hallucinations. And, as with other psychedelic drugs, Ibogaine itself is not addictive.


Some common Ibogaine side effects can include: mild tremors, nausea, temporary ataxia (loss of ability to coordinate muscular movement), visual distortions, and visual and auditory hallucinations. All of these effects are short lived and will wear off completely within 48 hours.