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- Aug 31, 2016
- Frostbite Falls, MN
What is methamphetamine?
Methamphetamine is a dangerous and powerful chemical that first acts as a stimulant but then begins to systematically destroy the body. Meth releases high levels of dopamine when ingested and then blocks the normal flow of dopamine in the absence of the drug. These neurotransmitters involve the reward system that regulates pleasure, happiness, motivation, energy, and functional ability. Meth changes the way the brain functions; the brain becomes dependent on the drug to survive.
Meth use deteriorates the body from the inside out, creating a devastating dependence that can only be relieved by taking more of the drug.
What is ibogaine?
Ibogaine is a powerful psychedelic from West Africa known for its miraculous ability to cure or drastically reduce meth addiction in a single treatment. It can also help people overcome addiction to prescription opiates such as morphine, methadone, Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin. While this may sound too good to be true, scores of personal testimonies and now clinical research is backing up this claim, and iboga treatment centers are popping up all over the world specializing in treating addiction, post traumatic stress, and mood disorders.
Ibogaine addiction recovery therapy
Treatment with Ibogaine offers an extremely high success rate for recovery from meth addiction. After treatment they hold a new vision for life that is full of possibility with no desire physically or psychologically to use the drug again.
Ibogaine works by resetting the neurotransmitters damaged by drug abuse. Treatment with Ibogaine will help one understand the reasons they have been led to addiction in the first place, and allow them to process these issues so that there is healing on a deep fundamental level.
Ibogaine is a psychedelic medicine found in the bark of an African shrub with strong anti-addictive qualities that will help you achieve your two most difficult goals.
1) Ibogaine can significantly reduce opiate/opioid withdrawal symptoms in under 24 hours.
2) Ibogaine eliminates the desire for opiates/opioids. Many people who have taken Ibogaine swear that it cured their addiction altogether.
Ibogaine treatment has a mortality rate of 1 in 300, with deaths coming from brachycardia (heart rate slowing way down) and lethal combinations with other drugs. The risks of this treatment should therefore be weighed very carefully, and flood treatment should only be done in a medical setting.
Doctors and treatment providers have found that small daily doses seem to work better for meth addiction than the mind-blowing "flood doses" used on opiate addicts.
Researcher Howard Lotsof, PhD, addicted to heroin and methadone, discovered the anti-addictive action of ibogaine in 1962. Given a capsule of pure ibogaine by a trusted friend, Lotsof was simply seeking a new high. He was astonished when coming out of this difficult experience 36-opiate-abstinent hours later to realize he had no physical craving for opiates and even more remarkably, very little of the agonizing physical symptoms normally associated with opiate withdrawal.
Ibogaine is not approved for any medical uses in the U.S., though it is used as an alternative medicine treatment for drug addiction in some countries. Its prohibition has slowed scientific research. The use of Ibogaine for drug treatment is now accepted in Canada (not), Mexico, France, and the UK. In many cases, administration of a therapeutic course of Ibogaine is followed by intensive counseling therapy. Often more than one round of the drug is needed for lasting sobriety.
People with any kind of heart condition should not use ibogaine or iboga in any form.
People who have a bad reaction to the test dose should discontinue ibogaine treatment.
People who have any kind of liver conditions should not do ibogaine or iboga in any form.
People who are on any kind of medications which cause long QT syndrome for which ibogaine will make you temporarily sensitive should discontinue those meds unless necessary. If those meds are necessary they should not take iboga or ibogaine.
People who have found abnormalities on the EKG, stress test, or CBC/liver panel should not take ibogaine or iboga until if and when those conditions are resolved.
People on MAOIs, SSRIs, or any other psych meds should not take iboga or ibogaine until those meds have cleared the system, we recommend not stopping needed psych meds to take iboga. Some of these medications may potentiate iboga or lead to serotonin syndrome.
If you are currently addicted to benzodiazepines, barbiturates, GHB, GBL, 1,4-BDO, phenibut or alcohol, it is recommended you get through the acute withdrawals before taking ibogaine, as abruptly discontinuing those drugs may lead to seizures. Ibogaine will not eliminate the withdrawals from Gabaergic drugs although it can help with cravings. If you choose to ignore this recommendation then you must tell you treatment provider and your provider must have a Gabaergic drug on hand in case any seizures should happen.
GITA's open source Clinical Guidelines document represents a consensus on medical risk-management for ibogaine-assisted detoxification.