Ibogaine is extremely effective in treating the cause and effects of Meth addiction. The psychological and physical toll that methamphetamines take on the body makes it one of the most dangerous drugs on the market. For over a century, both extracts of T. iboga and its alkaloids, including ibogaine, have been used for medicinal treatment. Ibogaine is of particular interest to contemporary pharmacology because it possesses “anti addictive” properties, meaning it reduces or eliminates both dependence and withdrawal symptoms. Meth deeply affects both a user’s brain and body, and these symptoms and warning signs are visible in a variety of ways. Ibogaine is fast becoming a viable alternative to mainstream medication in treating not only the physical symptoms of withdrawal but also the psychological effects that the drugs have had on the brain. The process of Ibogaine treatment is affable and painless while also allowing for powerful healing and mental recovery. The client is gently medically detoxed over a short period of days, allowing the body to relax and recover before the administered dose of Ibogaine. The low dose Ibogaine protocol is a gradual increase in dosing amounts until the person reaches the optimal “reset” amount. The reset occurs after the Iboga, or Ibogaine, has filtered into the bloodstream and begins working on the neurotransmitters in the brain. It is incredibly effective at turning off “addiction receptors'' and eliminating cravings. The Ibogaine flood dose works in a very similar way. The optimal dose is administered in a tranquil and clinically monitored setting and allows the person to achieve a deep state of psycho-spiritual awakening.
The experience of ibogaine occurs in two parts, termed the visionary phase and the introspection phase. The visionary phase has been described asan enhanced “oneirogen” state, referring to the dreamlike nature of its psychedelic effects, and lasts upwards of 4 hours. The second phase, the introspection phase, is responsible for the “psychotherapeutic” effects. It can allow people to transcend their fears and negative emotions. Ibogaine creates a state of consciousness similar to dreaming while fully conscious. The person is aware enough that memories, life experiences, and trauma can be processed. In both cases, the brain begins to “rewire” pathways, returning thought patterns back to the pre-addictive state. The Ibogaine also allows the body to begin repairing physical damage from the drugs. Although medications have proven somewhat effective in treating some substance abuse disorders, there are no current medications that reverse the specific effects of methamphetamine or that successfully extend abstinence from methamphetamine in individuals addicted to the drug. The most common treatments for meth addiction at this point have been behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral and contingency management interventions. With the advent of Ibogaine research and treatment implementation, these prior methods have become outdated. Ibogaine treatment alongside a well rounded and personalized aftercare program can effectively erase the damage that meth addiction has caused.