Treatment for addiction

Treatment for addiction

Ibogaíne

What is this

Ibogaine is an alkaloid extracted from certain plants native to Africa, such as Tabernanthe Iboga and Voacanga africana. It has been used in ancestral rituals since prehistoric times. In 1962, Howard Lotsof discovered that ibogaine has a highly significant effect in the treatment of chemical dependency. Since then, it has been used to treat opioid addiction, crack and cocaine addiction, and non-chemical addictions.

With an appropriate protocol, ibogaine is a safe substance, and a single dose is capable of eliminating drug cravings and the effects of withdrawal syndrome persistently within a few hours.

With an appropriate protocol, ibogaine is a safe substance, and a single dose is capable of eliminating drug cravings and the effects of withdrawal syndrome persistently within a few hours.

SCIENCE

What does science say about ibogaine's potential for addiction?

 

Ibogaine is traditionally used to treat chemical dependency, mainly because of its pharmacological and psychological effects that have been validated by studies published in the past 20 years.

There are several studies that have shown it reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms in people with substance use disorder, such as those addicted to opioids and crack. It extends abstinence periods between relapses as well. Alcoholism patients can also benefit from ibogaine because it reduces the rewarding effects of alcohol.

Its effects are explained by its interaction with the serotonergic system, opioid receptors, and the production of the GDNF hormone, leading to a sustained sense of well-being and decreased drug cravings.

SCIENCE

What does science say about ibogaine's potential for addiction?

 

Ibogaine is traditionally used to treat chemical dependency, mainly because of its pharmacological and psychological effects that have been validated by studies published in the past 20 years.

There are several studies that have shown it reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms in people with substance use disorder, such as those addicted to opioids and crack. It extends abstinence periods between relapses as well. Alcoholism patients can also benefit from ibogaine because it reduces the rewarding effects of alcohol.

Its effects are explained by its interaction with the serotonergic system, opioid receptors, and the production of the GDNF hormone, leading to a sustained sense of well-being and decreased drug cravings.

HOW IT WORKS

How does ibogaine-assisted psychotherapy work at Beneva?

Treatment begins at least one month before the ibogaine session. In this first phase, the patient undergoes examinations, psychological preparation and a substance washout. Then he does the psychedelic session with medical supervision, in a hospital. After all, after this experience, the patient undergoes a last phase of psychological follow-up, which prepares him for his new life. All stages of treatment are designed to increase the effectiveness of treatment and ensure a safe journey, with adequate screening, exam protocol and individualized assessment of each patient by our team of experts.

HOW IT WORKS

How does ibogaine-assisted psychotherapy work at Beneva?

Treatment begins at least one month before the ibogaine session. In this first phase, the patient undergoes examinations, psychological preparation and a substance washout. Then he does the psychedelic session with medical supervision, in a hospital. After all, after this experience, the patient undergoes a last phase of psychological follow-up, which prepares him for his new life. All stages of treatment are designed to increase the effectiveness of treatment and ensure a safe journey, with adequate screening, exam protocol and individualized assessment of each patient by our team of experts.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1Why do I need to undergo treatment in the hospital?

So that the medical team can take good care of you in case of any complications, especially cardiac arrhythmias. Our protocol is designed to prevent any adversity, but at the hospital we are prepared to take care of you in any situation.
2What kind of ibogaine will I take?

Ibogaine hydrochloride in capsules, with high purity (>99%), manufactured under Good Manufacturing Practices. Purity is important for the safety of the treatment, as the presence of other compounds can cause undesirable reactions. The substance is legally imported into the country, on behalf of each patient, and is delivered and stored in the hospital until the day of treatment.
3Do I need to stop using drugs before treatment? Why?

It depends on the substance in question. In the case of opioids, our team will support the patient and their physician in replacing their drug of choice with one with a shorter half-life, such as morphine.

In the case of stimulants such as cocaine, crack cocaine and amphetamines, the patient must actually discontinue use for 30 days before treatment to prevent adverse cardiac reactions that can be caused by the interaction of ibogaine with these substances.

It is also necessary to discontinue the use of certain antidepressants to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment. Our team interacts with the patient's physicians and caregivers to provide comprehensive support to complete this important pre-treatment step.

4Is ibogaine usage safe?
Ibogaine can cause cardiac complications, especially in patients with pre-existing health issues or those using substances that interact with it, such as stimulants and antidepressants. However, there are no reports of deaths caused solely by the isolated use of ibogaine. Cardiac complications have occurred in patients who used other drugs simultaneously, outside of a hospital setting and without medical supervision. Beneva Clinic pays special attention to pharmacological preparation before the treatment.
5What are the contraindications and side effects?
Ibogaine is a potent substance that primarily acts on the nervous system and may be contraindicated in cases of severe heart, kidney, or liver problems, as well as certain mental conditions. To prevent complications, it is important for the person receiving it to be in good health. Possible side effects include nausea, dizziness, tremors, and increased sensitivity to sound and light.
6Why does ibogaine administration need to be done in hospitals?
The studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of ibogaine were conducted using high doses, which increases the risk of cardiac complications. It is important to have a vigilant team monitoring the heart to promptly detect any issues and take necessary measures to ensure the patient's safety.

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For more information about ibogaine treatment, get in touch.

 

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