Ibogaine, for the last 15 years, has been emerging as one of the major opiate addiction treatments. It’s amazing that this small African shrub, called the Tabernanthe Iboga, can be such a powerful medication to eliminate withdrawal and in most cases cure almost all cases of opiate addiction.
Of course at first, to anyone who has tried to quit, this may seem too good to be true. A bit of skepticism is always a good thing. But let me tell you a little more about my story and how Ibogaine works to deal with addiction.
My Story (Briefly)
I have always been a very curious person. This curiosity led me down a path of trying new and different ways to expand my consciousness. However, eventually, I ended up going from a free spirited and curious person to a complete and total heroin addict.
No one ever plans on being an addict. But, once you are there, it can be extremely difficult to get out.
After a few close calls with heroin overdose, and waking up on the floor of an apartment complex with my best friend actively working as hard as he could to necessitate me (which thankfully worked). I knew it was time to quit.
I had tried several times but nothing had worked. A few weeks, even a few months at one point, but eventually I succumbed back into my habits.
I heard about Ibogaine and what it treated, but I didn’t really know if I believed what I had heard. I mean, a drug that would literally cure my addiction overnight? That’s too good to be true, right?
Thankfully it wasn’t.
I took my college tuition loan and, instead of going to school, spent all that money on a hope, a prayer…Ibogaine. I went down to Mexico and hoped it would work. The rest is history. I quickly recovered. Got back in school, and now I run a successful business and have a Bachelors degree from a major University.
Ibogaine saved my life.
How Drugs Alter Our Brain
What exactly does Ibogaine do? Well, in order to understand this we need to look a little deeper into how the brain works. Your body naturally produces chemicals that the brain uses to reward us. This is called the reward system.
Drugs work off this reward system to make us feel happy by replicating these same chemicals in the brain.
However, the brain will start to change as more drugs are introduced. The brain’s receptors begin to alter themselves to accept these chemicals from the drugs we use, and they begin to be less receptive to the chemicals that are naturally produced.
At the same time, because these chemicals are being introduced without any effort, our own bodies begin to reduce the amount of natural chemicals they produce.
This works out extremely well while we are on the drugs. The old saying is that a heroin addict is only pleasant to be around when they are using. But when we stop using the drug, things get bad.
This is where things get difficult. When we stop using we no longer get any happy sensations. Our body isn’t producing the chemicals, our brain doesn’t recognize our natural chemicals as well, and so we end up in a completely devastated, depressed, and almost impossible situation.
Withdrawal. And the biggest problem isn’t that we have to go through withdrawal, but that our brain can take years to repair itself from the damage we have done.
This is why it is almost impossible for an addict to quit on their own.
So, doctors prescribe smaller doses of the same drugs so an addict can lower the amount they take. But this isn’t a cure, it’s merely a bandaid.
How does Ibogaine Work?
Whether it’s God, nature, or just the luck of evolution, for some reason or another there is a naturally growing plant called Iboga. And, when ingested, the chemicals in this plant work like a miracle to reset the brain chemistry in the human body.
This is why so many people who have gone through Ibogaine treatment will tell you it is nothing short of a miracle. Years and years of withdrawal and healing can be done in a 24 hour period.
I’ve been through it. I have seen hundreds of people go through it. I have witnessed the change that it can make in a person overnight. It works.
There are many scientific studies now that backup exactly how Ibogaine works in the brain. If you are looking for more of the scientific studies the Ibogaine Dossier has many of the actual scientific papers to backup how Ibogaine works on the scientific level.
But for the addict like me, at the point I was at before treatment, all I really cared about was that it worked.
Where Can I Get Treatment?
There are two main types of Ibogaine treatment. Some clinics are more of an “African ritual” type of treatment. This means, going into the woods and taking Ibogaine there, in the native way. This can be a fun experience.
However, Ibogaine does have some dangers associated with it. Some people have averse reactions to the drug. This is why pre-screening and constant medical supervision during treatment are recommended, or I would say absolutely a necessity, for treatment.
This means doctors, nurses, and medical supervision to make sure you are as safe as possible.
There is no better place to get this kind of treatment than Experience Ibogaine (ExperienceIbogaine.com).
The reason is simple. They are the only treatment center that has an actual medical doctor, medical staff, medical rooms, and all the safety of a hospital in an amazingly beautiful and comfortable beach resort setting. They put the medical aspect first, above everything else.
This is so important. Ibogaine is a medical treatment procedure. It must be done with that supervision.
When I was being treated at Experience Ibogaine I felt very comfortable. Dr. Silva was an amazing doctor as well as a very friendly person. But, I could tell right away he knew what he was doing. That made me feel good.
I have remained sober since my treatment and I continue to have follow up visits with the Experience Ibogaine psychologist. I am lucky to be alive, clean, and working hard. Please, feel free to contact me with your stories about treatment. I would love to hear them!