Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment
Methamphetamine was first synthesized from ephedrine in 1919. It was widely prescribed within the United States during the 1950s and 1960s as a treatment for obesity, and weight-loss aid. As the extremely addictive nature of crystal meth became apparent, governments worldwide began strictly regulating and controlling its production and distribution.
Methamphetamine is a Schedule II drug within the United States. Pharmaceutical methamphetamine is still available, and sold under the Desoxyn brand.
Crystal meth use has become a nationwide epidemic in recent years. The relatively simple synthesis and ready availability of precursors, lends itself to “bathtub chemistry” wherein poorly trained individuals, with little understanding of what they’re actually doing, follow cookbook formulas, to create methamphetamine hydrochloride of questionable purity.
Many people are under the impression that meth is simply a more powerful version of amphetamine, however, there are critical differences; perhaps the most significant being that methamphetamine is a neurotoxin in humans. In direct contrast, there is no evidence of amphetamine neurotoxicity in human subjects.
As of 2015 there are very few mainstream treatment options available for stimulant abusers. Ibogaine has proven extremely beneficial for dealing with cravings, and making it through PAWS (post-acute withdrawal syndrome).
At Clear Sky Recovery’s ibogaine treatment program in Cancun, we have an optimized protocol designed specifically for individuals who abuse stimulants. Ibogaine can provide a tremendous boost to realigning your neurochemistry by helping your brain replenish dopamine receptors that have been destroyed or desensitized by chronic crystal meth abuse.
Methamphetamine is metabolized via CYP2D6; cytochrome P450 2D6 is the same system your body uses to metabolize ibogaine. You MUST abstain from meth use for at least several days prior to your ibogaine treatment. We will test for metabolites of methamphetamine prior to administering ibogaine. Undergoing ibogaine therapy shortly after engaging in methamphetamine use, can cause significant complications.