The first and most tortuous step in dealing with an addiction is to recognize that you have a problem, and then make a conscious choice to seek treatment.
You have bravely taken this first step towards your recovery by visiting us here.
This site is a safe environment in which you can learn about our innovative and powerful new Ibogaine treatment, and determine if that treatment is right for you.
The Cycle of Addiction
The time it takes to become addicted to a drug or other substance is alarmingly short, while the recovery process is agonizingly slow. We are here to guide you through this difficult process, and assist you in breaking the cycle of your addiction.
This cycle is extremely complex, with both physical and psychological factors coming into play. Chemical imbalances, traumatic incidents, childhood abuse, and brain chemistry can work together to cause immense psychic agony, so much so that the mind will instinctively try to protect itself by turning to substances which can allow you to avoid or forget the pain. Addiction, of course, only creates more damage, and the cycle this causes is difficult to break.
WHY YOUR TREATMENT HASN’T WORKED
If you are visiting us here, you may have already attempted to get rid of your addiction, maybe by quitting cold turkey, seeking treatment in a specialized facility, or by any number of other means.
You may be wondering why you have failed at these attempts, or why you have relapsed after apparently successful treatment. Are you simply too weak to break free of your addiction? Are you condemned to spend the rest of your life in thrall to this drug?
The answer to both of these questions is “no.”
The problem is your treatment. Most approaches only address the physical aspects of quitting, when the reality is that both physical and emotional causes of the addiction must be addressed. If they are not, the patient is left with the same psychological wounds, and the cycle begins again.
Why Ibogaine Treatment
The Ibogaine experience is a highly effective addiction treatment program that works by addressing the entire scope of the disease. Ibogaine effects are to naturally detoxify both the body and the mind, creating a solid foundation that shields patients from relapse.
How It Works
Ibogaine is an effective treatment for those struggling with the hardest to beat addictions to powerful drugs like heroin, Suboxone, Subutex Methadone, and oxycodone. But how does ibogaine work? What is the science behind this “miracle cure?” And, does it REALLY prevent symptoms of withdrawal? These are all legitimate questions that truly deserve a proper response. The way ibogaine works is actually a very complex process. On the outside, we see the client ingest the substance and then a state of relaxation and introspection begins shortly afterwards. A period of deep perception of the subconscious takes place during this time as the client works through trauma and other negative thought patterns and each is whisked away from the body. The release of these negative feelings and emotions is the basis for recovery and healing but it’s what happens INSIDE the body that is truly fascinating.
Our treatment program consists of two phases.
First, a screening process to qualifies the individual for treatment. Then a custom protocol, which includes the Ibogaine dosage and duration, is created to ensure the best possible results. Ibogaine treatment naturally within the body and gently detoxifies patients, cleansing their systems while avoiding the terrible symptoms so commonly associated with withdrawal.
One of the key factors in addiction’s cyclical nature is that it creates an imbalance in the dopamine pathways of the brain. The first step naturally rebalances these pathways, breaking the physical aspect of the addiction cycle.
Once this is done, our patients are guided into the second phase of the program: emotional healing.
Usually, our patients are struggling with deep emotional issues that motivated their drug or substance abuse in the first place. Ibogaine’s research shows that through intensive therapy, our patients are able to recognize this trauma, root out the causes of their addiction, and heal these emotional wounds once and for all. There is just a few of the many positive Ibogaine side effects the medication has to offer.
HOW IBOGAINE WORKS INSIDE THE BODY
Ibogaine begins by lowering the heart rate which reduces blood pressure and induces a deep state of relaxation. Lower blood pressure and lower resting heart rate are signs of lower stress too. This is one way that ibogaine helps the body to restore and rebalance, especially if you suffer from naturally high blood pressure.
Ibogaine is an indole alkaloid. The non-acidic nature of the alkaloid and the carbon rings that make up the overall chemical structure of ibogaine give it powerful, yet unique, properties. Scientists believe that the carbon ring structure of the ibogaine atom can mimic serotonin. During substance abuse, the body overproduces serotonin and when drugs are abruptly stopped, the serotonin is depleted. Replacing serotonin becomes an immediate need to help the individual feel good or even to feel ‘okay.’
HOW IBOGAINE WORKS TO HELP WITHDRAWAL
Since Ibogaine’s chemical makeup resembles serotonin, clients feel an overall sense of wellbeing when the alkaloid is administered. Ibogaine also balances dopamine levels restoring much of the chemical imbalance that is caused by substance abuse and addiction.
Scientists also believe that ibogaine has the ability to repair brain circuitry function which is heavily damaged by long-term drug use. Rebalancing of the system is one of the many ways that ibogaine is therapeutic both emotionally and physically.
Ibogaine has the ability to regulate the surge of dopamine that occurs as a result of addiction by inhibiting access to dopamine receptors. Much like long-acting opioids block the opioid receptors to prevent withdrawal, ibogaine can block the molecules responsible for transporting dopamine to the brain cells preventing the effects of a dopamine surge. This prevents symptoms of withdrawal and stops the brain from “thinking” it needs more of the drugs that is was previously accustomed to—thus preventing cravings.
Additionally, ibogaine influences the brain to release additional chemicals that are called neurotrophic factors. Neurotrophins are tiny molecules that paly a very large role in the neural regeneration and regulation and development of the Central Nervous System (CNS). The US National Library of Medicine reports, “The use of neurotrophic factors as therapeutic agents is a novel strategy for restoring and maintaining neuronal functioning…” Neurotrophic factors help to repair the nervous system which was terribly damaged by drug use.
METABOLIZATION OF IBOGAINE
Following the administration of ibogaine the body begins to metabolize the alkaloid. As it breaks down, ibogaine becomes smaller molecules in the liver and it metabolizes into a chemical called noribogaine which is left behind in fatty tissues. Noribogaine is chemically structured almost identically to ibogaine which is why ibogaine stays in your body for several months and continues working to prevent Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms (PAWS).
The slow metabolization of ibogaine allows the substance to remain active for several months fending off negative symptoms and creating a positive energy. Additional long-term effects of ibogaine include:
- Continued balance of endorphins and adrenaline for improved energy and state of mind.
- Reduced depression that is often responsible for addiction or other harmful mental health disorders.
- Suppression of unhealthy habits such as substance use, unhealthy eating, or even smoking through brain reprogramming.
- Refined perception that can continue to provide insight into self-worth and the improvement of self-esteem.
Taking the Next Step
If you think you may be ready to take the next step in your recovery, please contact one of our warm, professional, and qualified Ibogaine Treatment specialists to get started.
Your future may seem bleak and frightening, and you may feel powerless to change it. But the moment you contact us, you will have the full support of a team who can give you shelter, give you safety, and give you your life back.
You’ve already taken the first step. Keep that momentum going, and take the second one now