People in the final stages of research about ibogaine treatment likely know of the potential benefits and much about the treatment process.
When it comes time to choose a facility, however, the cost of treatment is often the final and most important factor in people’s minds.
It’s perhaps the number one question people considering ibogaine treatment ask.
What is the cost of ibogaine treatment?
The cost of a full ibogaine treatment, detox and rehab is several thousand of dollars, regardless of the type of treatment or facility.
Because the individual must travel to another location (such as Mexico), the session is more akin to a retreat and travel experience, than a medical experience.
Housing, food, the treatment, the costs of the ibogaine itself, and the support and medical staff, make an average price for a treatment between $7,000 on the lower end for a shorter stay, and $10,000 or more, if an individual requires a more intensive detox from a substance that is particularly notorious for its addictive properties, which is normally a week or longer.
Do U.S. Medical insurance providers cover ibogaine treatment?
Unfortunately, ibogaine treatment is not available in the United States for several reasons:
1) While there is some slow progress at the State levels, the substance of ibogaine is not FDA approved for medical use in the United States.
2) Because of this, the international market for ibogaine detox has become the de facto choice for people seeking treatment, Since these treatments are outside of the USA, there are not elegible for insurance coverage from typical American providers.
This means guests must pay out of pocket for these treatments.
How do guests usually pay for their treatment?
An international ibogaine retreat is a major investment, and is an amount of money that can require planning and budgeting for most individuals looking to visit. Those that do not have the cash on hand often wonder how they’ll be able to afford to get the help they’re looking for.
Combine the potential financial uncertainty with the issue an individual might be seeking relief from, be it trauma, anxiety, burnout or addiction, and many are not confident they’ll be able to achieve their goal of visiting.
It can be difficult to save money for a treatment, especially if you are struggling to make ends meet, an issue which is exacerbated by substance abuse issues. However, there are a few things you can do to make it easier.
Remember, our facility has been filled with hundreds of people that have gone through the same challenge, which at one point, seemed unattainable. Each of them made a plan, stuck to a goal, and was able to take this important step toward changing their life.
One simple thing has has been fundamental for many of our visitors, is setting aside a small amount of money each month to put towards your goal. Many have considered selling some belongings or have taken on extra work hours to earn more money to help speed the saving process.
Another option that has proven effective is considering taking out a medical loan. There are several providers we can recommend.
With some sacrifices or changes in their financial habits, many can save enough money for a life-changing ibogaine treatment. We know from talking with and serving hosts of successful visitors, there was often a point for each of them when it seems unattainable; however, they believes that ibogaine therapy was worth the cost, because it could help overcome their addiction to drugs and get their lives back on track.
One inspirational point we have heard from many: the cost of treatment becomes insignificant when stacked up against the cost of not receiving treatment.
What is the true cost of continuing living without help?
At the macro level, it is estimated that the cost of drug addiction in theUnited States is more than $600 billion per year. This number includes the cost of healthcare, crime, and lost productivity.
But we (and those suffering) know, the real toll is much more personal than that.
Addiction and trauma can have a devastating effect, not only on the individual, but on families, in many ways that supersede many times over, the cost one would pay to heal from their problems.
1) Substance abuse can lead to individuals often putting their own needs ahead of those of their families and loved ones, which can cause intense tension and conflict, leading to isolation that ultimately can cut people off from their support networks.
2) Addiction can also lead to financial instability, as addicts are often unable to hold down jobs or pay their bills. This is a constant, ongoing ‘cost’ that drains the financial prospects of an individual for life.
3) In addition, addiction can cause physical and emotional damage to family members. This carries its own emotional and medical costs, but perhaps the worst of it, is the generational trauma spread throughout the family.
4) Ultimately, addiction can tear families apart and cause them great pain and suffering.
In summary, the personal cost of drug addiction is not only high — it’s ongoing, year after year.
Not only does it affect the addict, but also their loved ones. It can tear families apart and cause a great deal of heartache, which, at the end of the day, simply cannot be quantified. The health of both the addict and their loved ones often suffers, and in some cases, addiction can lead to death.
There are many reasons why someone would want to quit drugs. Some people may be motivated by the desire to improve their health or their financial situation. Others may be motivated by the desire to protect their loved ones from the harm that drug addiction can cause.
And still others may simply want to get rid of the negative aspects of drug addiction and lead a healthier, happier life. These goals are things that greatly eclipse the cost of the solution that would help someone achieve them.