Where To Find An Ibogaine Treatment Center
A lot of people whose loved ones are addicted to opiates or heroin often wonder about the possible treatments for this problem. Eventually, they learn about ibogaine, and look for an ibogaine treatment center. Unfortunately, if they live in the United States, they will not find a legal ibogaine treatment center. Their best bet would be to find one of those in Canada, where ibogaine treatment is not only legal, but regulated by the government.
In Canada, an ibogaine treatment center is operated by medical professionals, and overseen by the Canadian government, which recognizes ibogaine as a perfectly sound treatment for opiate and other types of addiction.
Ibogaine comes from the root of a tree found in Africa, the name of which is Tabernanthe iboga. The tree can grow up to thirty feet high in the right conditions. The substance from the roots, ibogaine, is used in religious rituals in some of the religious and spiritual ceremonies of West African people. It is considered of such paramount importance that the nation of Gabon has called the Tabernanthe iboga a national treasure.
Africans use it as a mild stimulant to help them finish a day’s work at times, and it is also used as a mild hallucinogenic. It was first discovered by Europeans, however, when an explorer joined some West African tribesmen in a religious ritual and used the chemical for that purpose. It was not until later that the use of the drug ameliorated the use of other drugs. What the substance does is, it ‘mimics’ the different molecules of the different chemicals to which the user may be addicted, and it takes the place of the chemical in the user’s brain. That is, a heroin user using ibogaine instead of heroin will not need to take heroin. There are little, if any, withdrawal symptoms with the use of ibogaine at an ibogaine treatment center.
The United States holds ibogaine as a Schedule 1 controlled substance. It is believed by many that this is done to satisfy the pharmaceutical companies more so than to protect the public. The sale of pharmaceuticals to treat heroin and opiate addiction makes the drug companies happy; the specter of a cure in ibogaine frightens and dismays them. There certainly can not be enough evidence to back the claim that the plant is a danger to the public. Yet, the plant and others like it are banned in the United States.
There are secret, underground ibogaine clinics in the United States, run by well-meaning doctors who really do want to help. However, these underground clinics are subject to raids by the DEA and the FDA, and those found in the clinics are arrested and taken to jail. That is not a promising idea for one who is trying desperately to be cured of addiction to a strong substance like heroin.
As of today, the only option for most Americans is to seek out the ibogaine treatment centers in Canada. Safe and secure, this offers an opportunity for people to finally kick the habit of the horrifying drugs such as heroin and other opiates.