Ibogaine Treatment Centres
Ibogaine Treatment Centres
In the midst of increasing social, economic, and political turbulence worldwide, it’s no surprise that maladaptive coping mechanisms such as substance abuse disorders, behavioural addictions, and mental health issues have escalated.
Fortunately, a paradigm shift in the types of alternative treatments available to those battling addiction or mental health issues has emerged. Apart from conventional treatments, ibogaine treatment centres such as us at Ibogaine Treatment UK (Iboga Root Sanctuary) have arisen as powerful allies in the war against substance dependency.
So, what exactly is ibogaine, and how do treatment centres usually operate?
The Miracle of the Iboga Plant
Any ibogaine treatment process involves administering a psychoactive substance extracted from the root bark of the Tabernanthe Iboga plant native to Central Africa.
Ibogaine: A Versatile Therapy
Since its discovery in 1962 by a New York heroin addict named Howard Lotsof, who later became ibogaine’s most renowned advocate and activist, it has shown promising results in addressing a variety of substance dependencies, including heroin, fentanyl, other opiates, stimulants like crack/cocaine, methamphetamines, and even alcohol. Among these, ibogaine for opioid dependence provides the most unique breakthrough by nearly completely eliminating the excruciating withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid detox.
The compound also offers potential benefits for mental health conditions, providing a unique approach to psychedelic-assisted addiction treatment (though technically, ibogaine is an oneirogen, not a classic psychedelic).
Its properties make it a candidate for treating depression, anhedonia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, anxiety, and other behavioural issues such as compulsive gambling.
Ibogaine Treatment Centres and The Global Ibogaine Scenario
While the Iboga plant or Tabernanthe Iboga is native to Africa, ibogaine treatment centres have emerged worldwide, particularly in Europe and Mexico.
Some of these centres have embraced the natural healing methods of traditional African healers, keeping their treatments as close as possible to traditional Bwiti methods by consuming moist, fresh shavings of the iboga root-bark directly.
Ibogaine treatment centres in Africa are deeply rooted in traditional practices and spiritualism. These centres often operate as retreats, offering a holistic approach to healing. The treatment here is as much a spiritual journey as it is a physical one, with these centres known for their use of the raw plant in iboga root bark treatment and the accompanying spiritual rituals.
Other centres, like us at Ibogaine Treatment UK (Iboga Root Sanctuary), have adapted traditional methods to suit modern therapeutic standards. We prefer administering the alkaloid extract ibogaine under medical supervision throughout treatment to guarantee maximum client safety and comfort, all while maintaining a holistic focus on mental health and addiction aftercare.
In contrast to more traditional, African-inspired centres, ibogaine therapy clinics in Europe and Mexico adopt a more medical approach. The treatment here focuses more on the chemical’s pharmacological properties than its spiritual aspects. These holistic drug rehabilitation centres take a scientific approach, offering ibogaine-assisted psychotherapy to ensure the success of the detox process and manage any potential side effects.
Europe and Mexico are also becoming renowned for their therapeutic psychedelic treatments. In addition to Ibogaine, some centres use other psychedelics like psilocybin, ayahuasca, 5-MeO-DMT, San Pedro, or peyote, providing a broad spectrum of plant and animal-based medicines across different entheogenic treatment facilities.
How Ibogaine Treatment UK (Iboga Root Sanctuary) Works
Since every ibogaine treatment centre has its unique approach, we will clarify our operation and approach.
At Ibogaine Treatment UK (Iboga Root Sanctuary), the safety and well-being of our clients is our primary concern. Individuals who come to us are viewed as people (rather than mere sources of revenue ) who have been traumatized by life events, often developing mental health issues, addictions, or both, and who need a deeper level of help to reconnect with their authentic selves.
Due to ibogaine’s potential risks, we require extensive bloodwork and liver panel testing, as well as resting and stress ECGs. Only once we have a potential client’s results for the above tests can we assess if it is safe to admit them for ibogaine treatment.
With a full nursing team to assess and support our clients, we also have in-house counsellors to help them psychologically, emotionally, and physically integrate their ibogaine experience. This is achieved through group and one-on-one counselling sessions, as well as teaching clients the importance and benefits of holistic practices such as breathwork, bodywork, cold exposure therapy, and meditation, for addiction recovery or healing from mental health issues.
If you or anyone you know are struggling with addiction or mental health issues, and feel you have not achieved significant breakthroughs in your condition’s healing, feel free to contact us. We will help you decide if ibogaine is the right treatment for you.