How Does Iboga Treatment Work?
A lot of people have heard about ibogaine because of its national prominence in one particular television show a few years ago. Now, it is ever more in the news and people’s thoughts due to the national disgrace of a blight of heroin and opiate addiction.
Ibogaine treatment consists of a few days of use of ibogaine, beginning with a dose of ibogaine about the same size as the usual intake of whatever drug to which the patient is addicted. After that, the amount of ibogaine is slowly reduced, and the client is tapered off the use of the ibogaine. It depends also on which drug the client used in their addiction. It could be alcohol, pills, heroin, or morphine, or any combination of these and other drugs.
The drug is taken orally. A pill is swallowed with water, and the client lies on a bed and closes his or her eyes.
All treatments are done at government regulated ibogaine treatments centers. Medical professionals administer the drug. There is almost absolutely no chance of any problem with the administration of the drug.
Ibogaine can be a mild hallucinogenic when used. It can also be used as a stimulant when taken in small quantities. In large quantities, it becomes a hallucinogenic. This is why all of the treatments are done under medical supervision. Iboga treatment in this fashion is safe and secure; there is very little chance of overdose or any medical problems arising. It is far safer than sudden withdrawal from a drug. With ibogaine, there are no withdrawal symptoms, no pain, no muscle spasms or cramps. It is by far the best and safest way to treat heroin addiction.
Iboga treatment incurs no use of needles. It is all done simply: a pill is swallowed, and the patient relaxes and lets the drug take effect. Without the ibogaine, a patient would be suffering from DT’s (delirium tremens) or in the case of heroin withdrawal, they would be doing what is colorfully called “the Joneses.” This is the cramps and the pain and muscle spasms associated with the withdrawal of heroin or other opiates.
Why is treatment limited to Mexico and Canada? Why is it not in the United States? The United States has ibogaine and its components placed on Schedule 1 because no pharmaceutical company will expend the finances to do the testing necessary. There is little money to be made in a drug that can not be patented.
The doctors in Canada have done the research into this very serious ‘cure’ for heroin addiction, and they are thoroughly regulated by the Canadian government. This is a truly serious issue. The United States simply will not do what is good for the addict; they will do what is good for the pharmaceutical companies. Ibogaine represents a real threat to the producers of Methadone and other drugs used to treat dependence, such as Suboxeon.
In the mean time, Americans in the United States have to option of seeking a Canadian iboga treatment. All they have to lose is their addiction.