Hi, My name is Aeden. I was a heroin addict (among other drugs) during my teenage years. My parents spent loads of money shipping me all around the country to different rehabs—none of which actually worked long-term. I would get clean for a couple of months, then somehow end up neck deep in addiction, not knowing how I got back there. It was cyclical, and no matter what I did I just couldn’t break it. The time came where my parents suggested Suboxone or MethadoneI had seen it become a lifelong crutch for friends, and getting off of it seemed just as difficult as heroin.One day, out of desperate and intense internet searching, I came across this alternative method called Ibogaine treatment. It was something different, something I hadn’t tried, and it seemed to work for many of those who said they had tried it. I decided to give it a try. I thought, “if it works, great! If it doesn’t, it doesn’t.” I really didn’t have any more options to try.I came to Mexico in November of 2012. I was very uncertain and skeptical, but I tried to keep an open mind. My parents worried for me so much—they could only take so many years of my abuse. My dad told me this was my last chance. That scared me. If this didn’t work, I was on my own.
I began the Ibogaine treatment for my heroin addiction the same day I arrived in Mexico. Aeden Smith-Ahearn on the Truth about Alcohol Podcast:
After taking ibogaine I had visions about my life and who I was as a person. Many of the things I saw were hard, things I didn’t want to look at, acknowledge, or accept. It showed me how I treated myself and those closest to me. I could begin to see what I was running from and trying to mask with drugs—things I’m still changing in myself to this day. I felt so awful about what I had done in my past, but at the end of my experience the medicine helped me understand that, even after everything I had done to my family and myself, I still had another chance to change. When I got out of bed the next day I remember looking at the sunrise. The ocean was there just staring at me. It was beautiful. The world, which I had become numb to, was visible to me again. I felt so grateful for everything in my life—to have a family that loved me, to have friends, to have food and a roof over my head—I was just happy to be alive.These were the things I was taking for granted. I felt like a new person, a person who was stronger than I had ever been before I was torn apart by drug addiction. And on top of all this, I couldn’t have had this kind of mental clarity if I had been going through severe withdrawal symptoms. My withdrawals were completely gone, and I actually felt human again.I decided going home wasn’t the best option for me at this stage in my recovery,
So I went to another clinic for aftercare where I helped out and got more acquainted with myself and others who had completed Ibogaine treatment.
Eventually, I decided I wanted to work with people who had the same issues as me and help them find sobriety and lasting happiness. Now, over 5 years later, I’ve worked with 1,000+ patients in my time here. I’ve seen the powerful transformation that can be experienced through ibogaine treatment. Ibogaine works.You could call it Mother Nature’s miracle. A healthy dose of skepticism is a good thing. I want you to have your own understanding of what ibogaine can do for you, but I also want you to understand, from my perspective, why I consider ibogaine such a game changer for those who are going through heavy addiction problems. We at Experience Ibogaine are dedicated to helping you learn about ibogaine, how it works, why it works, and how it can change your future. We believe a strong education about how ibogaine treatment works will give you reasonable expectations about what ibogaine can do for you or your loved one. Our ibogaine treatment cost and clinic guide is a great way for anyone looking into ibogaine to understand how the process of ibogaine treatment works. Or you can learn more about our treatment program and what we have to offer. Ibogaine is a powerful medicine that must be taken with precautions, medical screening, and supervision. This is why we’ve put much of our time and resources into developing and training an elite medical staff, many of whom have been using ibogaine to treat drug addiction for years. We want you to be completely comfortable and confident in our process before coming down to Experience Ibogaine. We want this to be your decision. Not your parents, not your friends, not your significant others—yours. Our site is dedicated to giving you all the information you need about ibogaine treatment, the process, and what to expect. And, as always, give us a call if you have any questions. We tailor each Ibogaine treatment differently for each person and we want to help you in any way we can, even if it isn’t through Ibogaine.