Although ibogaine is exceptionally effective for treating opiate and heroin withdrawal, it can also be an effective solution for those struggling with other strong addictions.
This applies to those considering ibogaine as a treatment for addictions to alcohol, methamphetamines, Adderall, crack, cocaine, or other non-opiate based addictions.
There are two key factors when treating addiction with ibogaine.
These two factors are what make ibogaine treatment such a unique alternative to other, more traditional, forms of addiction treatment.
- The first is how ibogaine can refresh and reset the brain’s chemistry and neurological pathways.
- The second is during the psychedelic experience, where the ibogaine helps many addicts find the truth about their lives and uniquely face their pasts.
In the past, Experience Ibogaine has seen impressive results when treating addicts who are struggling with these types of addictions. However, these results vary—often based on the individual patients and what they’re trying to get out of their personal ibogaine treatment experience.
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Individual Drug Protocol
The only downside of using ibogaine to treat other addictions is that a portion of the withdrawal will have to be overcome before taking ibogaine.
Ibogaine cannot be taken while these drugs are in the system or if the liver isn’t functioning correctly.
Each drug varies, but usually it takes 5-7 days for these drugs to be flushed out of the system.
The liver function is also important. This aspect usually only applies to those who have a serious alcohol problem. Alcohol affects the liver directly, and it can take even more time for levels to return to normal function for Ibogaine treatment to be an option.
Protocols are important because many of the unfortunate deaths related to ibogaine treatment were caused by individuals mixing drugs or alcohol with ibogaine. Ibogaine can be utterly ineffective if these drugs are in the system, or worse—cause complications that can be more severe.
- The adverse reactions of ibogaine from heavy alcohol use stem from a lack of proper liver enzyme levels.
- Ibogaine and alcohol are metabolized or changed by the body with the same liver enzyme.
- When an alcoholic has used alcohol for years, these liver enzyme levels are deficient.
- It can take days, or even longer, for liver enzyme levels to return to a high enough level to safely administer ibogaine.
- This depends on many different factors. Often age, length of alcohol abuse, and other health factors play a significant role in the return of these enzymes.
- This is why every patient undergoes a liver enzyme test before being cleared for ibogaine treatment.
Methamphetamines and Cocaine (Including Crack Cocaine)
- These drugs can take longer to leave the system.
- Mixing these drugs with ibogaine can be fatal. Although liver enzymes also play a factor, they’re not the primary issue for those looking to take ibogaine after being addicted to these substances.
- It can take usually 3-7 days for methamphetamines and cocaine to leave the system.
- Once these drugs have left the system, ibogaine will be safe to take (based on other health tests administered).
- Adderall addiction is similar to methamphetamines and operates similarly as methamphetamines. Although Adderall may take longer to leave the system (usually up to 24 hours longer), the same protocol for methamphetamines applies.
- Once the drug has left the system, it can no longer have a negative impact by mixing with ibogaine in the body.
Ibogaine can also help with other addictions. If you’re experiencing an addiction not mentioned on this list, please contact us. Each of these addictions must be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Is Ibogaine Right for Me?
Ibogaine isn’t for everyone. However, those who have tried other traditional treatment methods without success may find that Ibogaine offers an alternative approach that could be promising.
- Not every treatment works for everyone. Some addicts must try multiple methods to achieve a successful recovery.
- Ibogaine is effective at treating all of these addictions on some level.
- Ibogaine isn’t a cure. It won’t force an addict to stop using. However, it can have a massive impact on you or your loved one’s addiction.
Talk to one of our specialists today about how to find the right cost and to get the best Ibogaine treatment for your specific situation.