Heroin Addiction Treatment with Ibogaine

Heroin use in the United States has increased dramatically in recent years, surging a whopping 63% between 2002 and 2013 alone, according to an analysis of the data conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. While heroin use remained highest among low-income males between the ages of 18 and 25, it doubled among women during that 11-year period and more than doubled among non-Hispanic whites. Meanwhile, the groups’ analysis found that the rate of heroin-related overdose deaths nearly quadrupled.

The need for a medically proven solution to end heroin addiction, in other words, has never been more urgent.

Crossroads Ibogaine Treatment Center’s 7-day medical ibogaine detox treatment is specifically designed to address heroin addiction. The only facility that offers a full on-site medical staff; pre-treatment screening; real-time medical monitoring during treatment; and comprehensive pre-care and aftercare programs; Crossroads takes a truly holistic approach to the healing and recovery process.

The discovery that ibogaine could be used to end addiction was actually made by a heroin user. In 1962, 19-year-old Howard Lotsof noticed that after taking a single dose of ibogaine, not only did he no longer crave heroin, he also didn’t experience any withdrawal symptoms.

Nearly 40 years later, Lotsof was among a group of researchers who conducted an open-label study of 33 heroin addicts treated with ibogaine. Participants in the study, which was published in the American Journal on Addictions, reported that their withdrawal symptoms started to abate within just one to three hours. Within 34 hours of ibogaine administration, all 33 participants said their withdrawal symptoms had been eradicated completely.

Eliminating cravings and withdrawal symptoms is not the full solution to ending heroin addiction, of course. But when paired with the right pre-care and aftercare recovery program, Crossroads’ ibogaine detox treatment can help patients end their addiction for good