There Are Ibogaine Treatment Centers In Mexico
There are a number of ibogaine treatment centers in Mexico. They are a bit more resort-like than some of the ones in Canada, but at times, they are not as closely regulated by the Mexican government as those in Canada are by the Canadian government. Ibogaine is an alkaloid substance that is extracted from the roots of the Tabernanthe iboga tree. This is a tree that grows to a maximum of 30 feet tall in the jungles and semi-tropical regions of West Africa. As far as treatment centers for ibogaine Mexico has a number of them.
The tree is considered a national treasure in the nation of Gabon, and it is used in religious ceremonies and rituals by the members of a sect known as Bwiti. Bwiti combines mystic symbolism of animals, Christianity, and other practices into one singular system of belief.
The ritualistic use of the plant’s extract, and the plant itself, were first described by Dutch and French explorers in the 1800’s. They learned about it from the members of the Bwiti religious cult, who told them that they learned about it from the pygmies in Central Africa.
It wasn’t until 1962 that the iboga plant was hailed as an addiction curative. Although it was known that the drug had caused hallucinations and was also a stimulant, it was not known until that time that it could cure addictions to heroin, other opiates, nicotine, alcohol — just about any substance to which one could be addicted.
The psychedelic and hallucinogenic qualities of the drug are an interesting study in itself. There are two stages to an ibogaine ‘trip’: visionary and introspective. The visionary phase is the ability to see objects move that should stand still, and see other things that are not there. It is called a religious and spiritual experience by some. The introspective phase can be used to treat many psychological disorders, as the patient looks inside himself, under the power of the drug, and can come to term with issues surrounding his or her interactions with others. Some medical clinics are looking into the use of ibogaine for just that purpose, although there is no data available to tell of the success or failure rates of the therapies involved.
Ibogaine is illegal in the United States. It is listed as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, meaning that there is no medical use for the drug. With a listing like that, if alcohol, tea, tobacco, coffee, or even beer were introduced today, it would not be available in the United States.
That thinking and those rules are run by lobbyists paid by the pharmaceutical giants who produce a number of drugs for the maintenance of addiction. Notice that they do not want to cure addiction, just maintain it at its level by taking the course of drugs sponsored by drug companies. Ibogaine is a real threat to profits earned by those companies, for ibogaine is cheap, and represents a complete, life long cure for the abuse of drugs.
In Canada, there are ibogaine treatment centers waiting to help those who need it. It is suggested that if one is looking to cure addiction, seek the help of professional ibogaine treatment centers in Mexico or Canada.