What is Ibogaine?Ancient Roots, Cutting-Edge Ibogaine Addiction Treatment
Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive indole alkaloid derived from the roots of the African rain forest shrub Tabernanthe iboga. Ibogaine is part of the Apocynaceae family and traditionally used by the Bwiti, indigenous peoples of Western Africa; in low doses to combat fatigue, hunger and thirst. Use of higher doses of ibogaine is part of spiritual initiation ceremonies.
Today it is used in the western world to reduce and alleviate withdrawal symptoms and decrease the desire to use various addictive substances. Multiple research studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals have shown that ibogaine treatment significantly reduces addiction symptoms and attenuates withdrawal in cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and opiate addicts. Ibogaine has been gaining more attention worldwide as the opioid epidemic sweeping through American destroys countless lives while pharmaceutical companies offer few effective solutions other than highly profitable maintenance medications, which do little to address the underlying disorder and simply replace one highly addictive substance, with another equally – or more – addictive drug. Meanwhile, addiction experts and researchers continue publishing monographs in peer-reviewed medical journals demonstrating ibogaine’s putative efficacy in interrupting drug dependence disorders.
If you’re here reading these words, you’ve probably heard something about ibogaine, but you may be uncertain what ibogaine actually is, or what the differences are between iboga and ibogaine. Whether you are seeking out addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one, or possibly you’re just curious about how these substances work for individuals fighting to free themselves of their addictions, this section will hopefully answer your questions.
How does Ibogaine Work?
One of the founders of Clear Sky Recovery, Dr. Deborah Mash, has published over thirty monographs in peer-reviewed medical journals pertaining to ibogaine and the molecule’s ability to interrupt drug dependence disorders. Her initial research under the auspices of the University of Miami’s, Leonard M. Miller school of medicine, was funded by NIDA (the National Institute on Drug Abuse) and includes the foundational, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and metabolism of ibogaine research, as well as the discovery of ibogaine’s metabolite, noribogaine.
Ibogaine interacts with multiple neurotransmitter systems at once. It has very high affinity for the sigma-2 receptor, which is related to cocaine addiction. It has moderate affinity for opioid receptors, and moderate-to-low affinity for serotonin receptors. Serotonin, a monoamine neurotransmitter, modulates mood and social behaviors. The body metabolizes ibogaine into a long-lasting metabolite called noribogaine, which persists in the body for 2-4 months and makes more serotonin available in the brain, improving mood and reducing or alleviating symptoms associated with PAWS (Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome).
To put it in simple terms: ibogaine is a fast-acting, plant-based, naturally-occurring substance, which interrupts the process of active addiction painlessly and rapidly, bringing patients back to a pre-addicted state. After your ibogaine detox, it is very uncommon to experience any withdrawal symptoms or cravings for your drug of choice. Ibogaine is remarkably effective for obviating upwards of 95% of withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal and produces significant reduction in cravings for stimulants and alcohol.
Ibogaine induces an oneirophrenic (dreamlike) state, wherein you may — or may not — experience dream-like visions. The visions may be scenes, dreams, actual memories, or disjointed and abstract fragments with no seeming relation to your life whatsoever. The experience varies dramatically from person to person.
Within roughly 30-45 minutes of ingesting ibogaine HCl, your withdrawal symptoms will recede and dissipate. The “reset” occurs almost immediately, prior to the onset of any visionary experience. You will not be going through withdrawal while “tripping.”
After the initial visionary stage, you’ll enter the “processing” phase, characterized by a high degree of mental activity and evaluation of the material that was unearthed during the initial stage of ibogaine treatment. The perspective shift produced by ibogaine may allow you to examine and re-evaluate your behaviors and patterns from a different vantage point. Ibogaine is a catalyst for change. The oneirophrenic state is deeply beneficial for healing the subconscious; significant life experiences and decisions can be reevaluated and reflected upon, and the core issue of trauma addressed and processed from a different perspective. Feelings of fear, guilt, and shame, are often processed and alleviated.
Ibogaine is a deeply healing experience that can provide profound insight into your subconscious. Many people report the dissolution of self-hatred, and other crippling emotions being lifted off their shoulders.
Ibogaine treatment can help you transform your life, but hard work is still needed. You have to prepare yourself to let go of old patterns, behaviors, and environmental and social factors that have led you to this point. After your journey, you will be tired and deeply reflective. We encourage you to spend some time contemplating your experience, our staff and support personnel will work with you, and provide guidance and help in changing old patterns and lifestyle choices.
Ibogaine detox treatment is carefully customized for each patient, but the underlying detox has many common points which can help you understand what to expect from your experience in a general sense. The experiences and effects of orally administered ibogaine begin to take effect within 45 minutes and gradually increase over the next three to four hours.
After ingesting ibogaine, your drug dependence will be significantly reduced or eliminated within the first 30-45 minutes. You will not be going through acute withdrawal while “tripping” and under the influence of ibogaine. During the initial three to four hours of your journey most patients experience auditory and visual hallucinations, which have a dreamlike quality. You may experience ataxia and have difficulty walking or moving around; a feeling of tingling or numbness in your skin is also a common effect.
The next stage is among the most useful for those seeking a detox solution to addiction. This phase typically lasts from 8 to 20 hours, and often includes an intense re-experiencing of the various events that have shaped one’s life, along with a kind of autobiographical inventory-taking and assessment of the significance of your life choices. This is an intense experience that often provides patients with a significant perspective shift, and much greater insight and clarity into your own psyche.
Following this extended period of time spent processing your experience, the initial effects of ibogaine gradually wear off and fade away. Certain physical effects such as difficulty sleeping may persist during the next 24 hours. After-affects and mild oneirophrenic visions or images, may persist for up to 48 hours following a “flood” dose of ibogaine.
At Clear Sky Recovery, we use ibogaine HCl to eliminate withdrawal symptoms, and drastically decrease post treatment cravings and post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). PAWS begins soon after the physical withdrawal subsides, and it can last for a prolonged period of time. Ibogaine treatment can transform weeks or months of pain and discomfort into a rapid, painless, and safe detoxification. Its anti-addictive properties will help you interrupt your addiction and reset your drug dependence.
One of the founders of Clear Sky Recovery is the only researcher in history ever granted FDA-approval to test ibogaine on drug-dependent human subjects within the U.S. While the laws surrounding the medical use of ibogaine – and all psychedelic and entheogenic substances which have been classified as Schedule I drugs – remain difficult to change; ibogaine remains an unrestricted or government-approved treatment modality which is widely used to treat addiction around the world, including: Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Brazil, New Zealand, and the Czech Republic.
What is the Success Rate of Ibogaine Treatment?How Effective is Ibogaine vs. Conventional and Mainstream Detox Methodologies
Ibogaine Success Rate
The ibogaine success rate for patients—especially at premiere facilities such as Clear Sky—really says it all in terms of what makes ibogaine so appealing for drug dependent individuals and the people who love and care about them. Ibogaine treatment statistics and success rates differ dramatically from more mainstream, traditional treatment programs and drug detoxification services.
The outcome data on traditional rehabilitation centers for drugs and alcohol isn’t impressive; it’s abysmal. In fact, according to experts, it is not much better than spontaneous recovery rates would be in the general populace. In some cases, the success rate for rehab is even lower than spontaneous recovery rates! Furthermore, unlike most medically-based treatment centers, rehabs are generally unregulated, usually run by lay-people, and there is often a significant disconnect between claims their marketing department makes and services that are actually offered..
In recent years, peer-reviewed studies show that the success rate of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step model for recovery is only between 5 and 10 percent. In other words, only around one in fifteen participants in 12-step programs can remain abstient from drug use. In 2006, the Cochrane Collaboration — among the world’s most prestigious organizations for scientific research — reviewed every study conducted on the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-step paradigm from 1966 to 2005 and revealed that they are simply not effective: “No experimental studies unequivocally demonstrated the effectiveness of AA.”
The same research group found this was also true for programs based on professional AA-oriented or 12-step treatment. This is important, because that includes almost all rehabilitation programs in the US. Taking patients to 12-step meetings off premises, or integrating 12-step meetings into their non evidence-based treatment models is the norm for most drug treatment facilities within the Unites States. In general, any organization in the world providing medical services which has a failure rate between 90-95% would go out of business almost immediately, because obviously the services they are providing are innefective for the vast majority of their clients; in the addiction treatment industry, as of 2017, this is the norm. In short, it’s no wonder that people struggling with addiction are looking for something more effective.
What can be even more frustrating to patients searching for a solution to their drug-dependence problems, is the fact that among the most successful programs are those that replace one addiction with another. Methadone maintenance programs and the increasing popularity of buprenorphine maintenance via Subutex and Suboxone, for example, are considered successful in that they reduce heroin use and many illegal behaviors associated with criminalizing a medical condition wherein drug dependent individuals are often committing multiple felonies each day, just to obtain their drugs and prevent withdrawal. However, from a medical perspective, nothing has really changed except one highly addictive drug has been replaced with another equally – or more addictive – molecule which happens to be legal; this is not the kind of recovery most of our patients are looking for. They are seeking out an actual drug-free lifestyle, and a return to the days when they weren’t living their lives behind a gauzy web of drugs and enslaved to perpetually high doses of narcotic analgesics.
Ibogaine Detox Statistics
One major difference between ibogaine success rate for treatment and other methodologies is that most traditional rehabilitation programs are not predicated upon a sucessful detoxification. Ibogaine certainly induces a perspective shift, and provides a psychological and emotional component to the recovery process, but it also provides an extremely effective detoxification from poly-substance abuse disorders, which is entirely absent from other types of drug rehabilitation. It’s not reality-based to expect a patient is going to stay sober, if they haven’t been detoxed in the first place.
Another significant difference with ibogaine is that it’s not a substitution therapy. There is no replacement of one drug with another. Ibogaine in a single treatment session can produce lasting results, without the need for a maintenance or replacement drug. Ibogaine provides a physical reset in the brain and body, which needs to be followed by accompanying support for the patient when they transition back into their lives.
In 2003 — over 14 years ago, when we were actively developing and refining the world’s first medically-based ibogaine treatment and research protocols — one of Clear Sky Recovery’s founders, Dr. Deborah Mash reported the ibogaine treatment statistics for one group of Healing Visions patients as follows: In the outcome study that was published, there were 24 sessions, 18 of which were undertaken specifically to break free of a drug addiction. Two years later, six of the 18 patients who took ibogaine to stop using drugs remained abstinent and had been drug-free since the time they were treated. What all these patients had in common were solid aftercare programs, and participation in individualized and group therapy, after receiving ibogaine treatment.
Numerous other studies have shown that ibogaine is effective in reducing craving and withdrawal, and highlighted the importance of follow up treatment. At least one has claimed that in an ibogaine trial with 30 patients, none of the patients had relapsed at the two year mark.
Ibogaine Success Rate at Clear Sky
At Clear Sky, we understand the importance of the holistic approach. We urge our patients and their families and friends to be ready for the life-changing ibogaine experience—and part of readiness means being willing to follow up with aftercare and support. Our patients leave the clinic with a plan for avoiding triggers and other problems in place, and this is one of the reasons for our high ibogaine success rate.
The Ibogaine ExperienceWhat to Expect From Your Ibogaine Trip
The ibogaine trip is like nothing you have ever undertaken. This is true even if you are very knowledgeable about hallucinogens, and very experienced with tripping. Although the exact experience is different for each patient, this is one aspect of the process that everyone agrees on—it is different than anything that any other entheogenic molecule or hallucinogen can prepare you for.
The ibogaine experience effectively interrupts your addictive cravings for substances and the impulses that push you toward behaviors that serve your addiction, it steers your mind in different directions. It induces a state of deep focus on the emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual, and social patterns that characterize your life.
As you turn inward and think about why you do, say, and think certain things, you are likely to “visit” places and memories through ibogaine visions that show you why your patterns in each of these areas happen as they do. In other words, ibogaine visions can take you on a journey of introspection that allows you to identify the root causes of your own addictive behaviors.
Your ibogaine trip can be even more unique because some patients report being able to watch themselves, as if they are someone outside their own body. This aspect of the ibogaine experience is protective; you can witness yourself and events in your life while being sheilded against any painful reliving of those events. Nothing else offers as powerful a release as an ibogaine journey, because you get all of the impact of a traumatic event, yet none of the pain, fear, grief, or loss.
You can expect to walk away from your ibogaine trip and recovery with a newly discovered perspective on how the events in your life have unfolded, coupled with the ability to learn from them and the will to move on. You’ll feel inspired to express yourself in new, healthier ways.
The Ibogaine Trip
The full ibogaine treatment cycle can last for up to 48 hours including all phases after the full flood dose of ibogaine. The most dramatic part of the ibogaine trip takes place during the first 4 to 8 hours. For this first phase, patients are usually awake and immersed within an oneirogenic (dreamlike) state.
Within 30 to 45 minutes of your ibogaine dose, you will feel your withdrawal symptoms decrease in intensity, recede, and dissipate. They will be completely absent as you are undergoing your ibogaine trip, you will not be dopesick or going through withdrawal while “tripping.” Your body has undergone an immediate reset, and will be free of the pain of withdrawal from here on out during the treatment. You may experience ataxia, the feeling that you can’t move, or that you are not totally in control of your body’s movements. You are also likely to feel an “out of body” sensation. Nausea is possible at the very beginning of this phase of treatment, and some patients also hear a mild buzzing sound.
You may experience visions that have a dreamlike quality. They may show you things that happened in your past, or they could be revised versions of past experiences—maybe even the way you feared something would go, or the way you wish it had gone. You may see visions that are totally abstract or disjointed; or, you may see detailed, complete scenes. Many patients who experience visions see things that show them what is at the root of their addiction. In all, this phase of the ibogaine trip is entirely unique and can vary tremendously from person to person.
After this initial phase, you will move into a phase of deep introspection like you’ve never experienced. The processing phase usually lasts for approximately 8 to 20 hours, depending on how you metabolize ibogaine. You are likely to feel tired from the physical and mental demands of your ibogaine experience, and you’ll want to rest. Your appetite is unlikely to be very strong on this first day. However, your mind will remain active as you pore over your life choices and history. You are very likely to emerge from this phase with a singular sense of clarity, and an actionable plan for making positive changes in your life.
Emerging on the Other Side, Post Ibogaine Trip
After the first two phases, your appetite will return. You are likely to experience a deep, pervasive feeling of well-being and serenity. Many patients express the relief of feeling forgiven—not just by others in their lives, but by themselves. Deep and abiding senses of gratitude and optimism are other common feelings for post-ibogaine patients.
This is the right time to be making plans that will allow you to remain clean and sober, and to ensure that you will be supported upon your return home. Aftercare is a critical tool in the fight against addiction. Although all patients experience a reset at the cellular level after their ibogaine trip, the body may still have some physical recovering to do if its been under siege by drugs for years of time. Many individuals who have been drug dependent for years — or decades — of time, haven’t taken very good care of themselves and need to address their physical well-being and co-occuring disorders which they’ve been self-medicating.
Based upon existing research to date, most patients agree that their ibogaine trip provided a turning point in their lives. Although this kind of life-changing event is difficult to quantify. Individuals who were successful in maintaning abstinence post-ibogaine treatment also emphasize the very real importance that needs to be placed on the choices patients make after their ibogaine experience. The ibogaine trip is a journey unlike any other—if you are ready to change your life and willing to commit to whatever lifestyle changes are needed to maintan abstience; your drug dependence will be reset by ibogaine treatment, the slate is wiped clean and you are once again in a position to make choices, instead of following overwhelming compulsions.
Iboga vs. Ibogaine
Iboga doesn’t actually refer to a single plant; it can be a reference to multiple indigenous plants including Voacanga africana, Tabernanthe manii, and Tabernanthe iboga. All three of these have been used for hundreds of years in traditional initiation and coming of age ceremonies utilized by different African cultures. In this context, a large dose of root bark might be consumed as part of a vision quest to mark a rite of passage. Sometimes smaller amounts are consumed for hunting and healing ceremonies.
Traditional practices which often involve ingesting very large amounts of iboga root bark in order to achieve a psychoactive effect, tend to come with a plethora of side-effects such as vomiting, nausea, and gastric distress associated with consuming very large quantities of fibrous plant matter. While the “purging” experience can be likened to what is experienced with Ayahuasca, the reality is that all these variables are less than ideal when used in a clinical setting, on drug-dependent individuals who may not be in the best of health to begin with, and are ingesting ibogaine with the intention of breaking an intractable pattern of drug dependence and abuse.
Ibogaine is only one of multiple active alkaloids that can be found in the various plants used in these ceremonies — there are in fact at least eleven other active compounds found in various species of iboga. Some, such as tabernanthine, have similar active properties, but many other compounds present have questionable properties for which there is an absolute lack of scientific research; the mode of action of these alkaloids is not presently understood and may significantly contribute to adverse events while undergoing ibogaine treatment.
Iboga inspired art by Chor Boogie (Used by Permission)
Spiritual initiation ceremonies and practices of traditional cultures can be profoundly interesting and enlightening to experience by healthy, non drug-dependent individuals, but are extremely difficult to integrate within medically-based treatment centers where we have a strong need for safety, consistency, predictability, and a controlled, clinically-monitored experience and outcome.
Nearly all ibogaine research published in peer-reviewed monographs has taken place with ibogaine hydrochloride. When we use the word “ibogaine” unless otherwise expressly stated, we are referring to ibogaine HCl, which is the “active ingredient” found within ibogaine that interrupts drug-dependence disorders. We utilize 99.8% pure ibogaine HCl produced in a cGMP lab, which appears as off-white crystals. Our safety protocols utilize multiple, staggered doses of ibogaine, including an initial “flood” dose at the maximum end of the safe dosing range which is determined by Mg/Kg of bodyweight. The first flood is followed by two additional ibogaine boosters to eliminate any residual withdrawal that heavily-addicted patients may experience.
For your third and final dose of ibogaine, we offer healthy guests who are physically stable, the opportunity to receive another dose of ibogaine HCl, or the chance to ingest Tabernanthe iboga TA (total alkaloid) extract, in a safe and medically-monitored environment. The situation and needs of every guest are unique and we are happy to dialogue with you regarding your wants and desires, balanced by what your medical condition makes possible at a given point in time.
Ibogaine Research and Initial Isolation
This post offers a deep dive into the fascinating history of ibogaine research and its development as a medical product. Early in the 20th century, the French used ibogaine in stimulant tablets used to treat everything from depression to infectious diseases. The article next provides a timeline of ibogaine’s development into a drug treatment in modern times.
In the 1990s, researchers such as Dr. Deborah Mash were working to prove that ibogaine can help people struggling with addiction recover, and although Dr. Mash began human trials with ibogaine, she was unable to finish the trials due to a lack of funding from NIDA. Finally, the post provides a visual diagram of development and patent dates.
Is Ibogaine Treatment a Scam?
In this article, the team from Clear Sky takes on the issue of whether or not ibogaine treatment is a scam. This is a persistent internet rumor caused by less scientific and ethical clinics who treatment patients without attention to the science of ibogaine. The post sets forth some salient facts to quell the rumor; for example, ibogaine treatment isn’t an instant “cure” for drug addiction. Rather, it gives addicts a fighting chance to recover by temporarily halting the addiction cycle in the brain, without the suffering that’s normally inherent to detoxing. This piece also points out that nothing is 100% effective, including ibogaine—but that ibogaine has a far better track record than the 12 step standard.
The article gives you the facts, and opts for balance: ibogaine treatment is interruption therapy, and when it’s administered by the right team, it may not be an instant, magical cure, but it is the next best thing for many patients.
Is Ibogaine a Cure For Addiction?
This post describes the ways that ibogaine works inside the brain to fight addiction. First, it details the way that ibogaine interrupts and resets the dopamine pathways of addiction in the brain, creating a kind of “pause” that the addict can use to start fresh. Next the post talks about the ibogaine flood dose and the ways that patients experience it, including the psychedelic parts of the experience.
Finally, the post discusses how to access ibogaine and the proof that indicates that it works. This section describes why you can’t get ibogaine in the United States, and where you can get it.
Ibogaine For Addiction: Does it Really Work?
In this article, the Clear Sky team describes the major United States heroin epidemic taking place currently and details how ibogaine works to treat addiction in that context. The post provides facts about ibogaine’s early years, including its use by traditional peoples and how doctors “rediscovered” it in later centuries.
Next, the piece frames treatment with ibogaine within the psychedelic drug use era of the 1960s in the United States and follows up with the “War on Drugs” that came afterwards. The funding for research into innovative therapies such as ibogaine treatment ended with the drug war, and the primary benefactor of this change was Big Pharma. Finally, the post explains how interruption therapy with ibogaine works, and how the Clear Sky program is one of a kind.
Why Ibogaine Treatment Gets a Bad Reputation
If you’re curious about the 5 biggest reasons behind the bad reputation that ibogaine treatment has gotten, and why it’s unfair, this post is for you. First, every ibogaine treatment center’s reputation has been hurt by a few unsafe centers; the field has been damaged by a few bad actors. Second, the outrageous claims a small number of unethical treatment centers can make all ibogaine treatment center seem ridiculous and unscientific. Third, there is already a stigma attached to all psychedelic drugs, thanks to the American War on Drugs.
Next, because ibogaine lacks FDA approval, many consumers worry about the treatment. Fifth and last, big pharma companies have a lot at stake because they make money when addicts use things like methadone and suboxone, so they say ibogaine treatment is illegitimate.
Beware of Ibogaine For Sale! Where to Get Ibogaine
This post addresses an ongoing problem: the sale of ibogaine (or other products being called ibogaine) online. Even real ibogaine being sold online is dangerous, because ibogaine treatments must always be administered in a medically supervised setting to patients that have been examined and cleared for treatment. This article describes why it is so important to take ibogaine only in this kind of clinical setting with close supervision.
The post also breaks down the reasons why online ibogaine is dangerous. In many cases, it might actually another substance altogether, and even if it is ibogaine, it may have been sourced unethically, taken from indigenous people without their consent. Furthermore, you won’t know how much of it to take, or even that it’s safe for you to take any amount.
America Tonight: Ibogaine, a Cure for Heroin Addiction?
This post presents a video of a special television report that tells the story of Clear Sky Recovery. It begins with Paul O’Heron, a patient, who recovered successfully at Clear Sky. Next, the video moves into an in-depth coverage of neuroscientist Dr. Deborah Mash, the researcher whose innovative work provided the seed for medically-based ibogaine treatments around the globe. Eventually, the post describes the work of Dr. Alberto Sola, who runs the Clear Sky facility in Mexico as its attending physician.
Dr. Mash gives some of the details from her work with ibogaine and years of research. She explains the inherent challenges of securing research funding despite the obstructions the pharmaceutical lobby have placed in her way, and describes her wish that in the future there will be greater acceptance of ibogaine treatment.
The Clear Sky Ibogaine Treatment Process [Infographic]
This infographic gives the viewer a sense of a patient’s experience at Clear Sky Recovery, step by step, and depicts what time at the clinic brings for a potential patient. On Day 1, the patient checks into the facility, and goes through orientation and the welcome process. On Day 2, the patient prepares for the ibogaine by receiving a medical assessment and setting their intentions.
On Day 3, under medical supervision, the patient receives the flood dose of ibogaine. On Day 4, with the help of a therapist, the patient processes their Day 3 experiences. On Day 5, it’s time for the follow up ibogaine booster. On Day 6, the patient takes part in planning and aftercare, and Day 7 is the final medical assessment and ibogaine booster. On Day 8, patient depart for home.
Ibogaine – A Cure For Addiction?
On this page you’ll find a video of an investigative news report covering ibogaine treatment. The report describes how ibogaine was first used to treat heroin addiction by addicts, but that neuroscientist Dr. Deborah Mash was granted FDA approval to conduct research on ibogaine that indicates it really can assist addicts.
The report goes on to describe how ibogaine research has been stifled in the United States and talks about the conflict between proponents of ibogaine treatment and pharmaceutical companies with interests in methadone and similar kinds of substitution treatments. Finally, the report describes how ibogaine works, and how Dr. Mash has seen numerous patients cured with its use.
The Best Dietary Practices to Follow During an Alcohol Detox
This article discusses just how serious and widespread the American addiction to alcohol is. Because of this phenomenon and how common it is to abuse alcohol, treatment programs for alcohol abuse often don’t provide adequate counseling on things like diet.
This post seeks to fix that problem, describing the nutritional effects of alcohol abuse. It then provides a detailed list of recommendations for patients undergoing alcohol abuse recovery, from staying hydrated to adding vitamin-rich foods back into your diet. It also reminds patients to avoid very heavy meals at first because of the difficulty they have digesting food at first and suggests that professional help with nutrition be part of any rehabilitation strategy, as it is at Clear Sky Recovery.
The Ibogaine Experience
This article details the story of the ibogaine molecule in the United States, from its first medical applications in the 1950s to its brief role among experimenting users on the psychedelic drug scene of the 1960s in New York. One such experimenter, Howard Lotsof, found himself detoxed from heroin after trying ibogaine, and the molecule’s journey towards medical treatment was genuinely underway.
The post then goes on to describe what the flood dose of ibogaine is like for patients in recovery. It talks about how long the experience lasts, and what feelings and thoughts the user is likely to have. Finally, the post finishes by discussing the post ibogaine treatment experience, including the need for aftercare.
Ibogaine Research & Psychedelic Therapy
This post touches upon the current psychedelic therapy trend in the field of medical research and how it relates to ibogaine. This trend began decades ago as scientists explored the possible medical applications of LSD, which was later made a Schedule I drug, illegal and considered highly addictive. This shift has made all other research into psychedelics very difficult, and the research into ibogaine’s medical uses is no exception.
Nevertheless, ibogaine research has continued over time, clearing several hurdles along the way. There has been a recent resurgence, as well, in psychedelic research; perhaps ibogaine treatment will benefit from this kind of advance as well.