The Iboga plant — found in West Africa’s Gabon and Cameroon — has existed, most likely, for thousands of years. As a psychoactive guide, traditionally, the root bark of the plant was eaten to induce visions and heal an assortment of ailments.
However, now in western culture we have isolated the main alkaloid of the iboga plant, Ibogaine, and have been using it for decades to treat heroin, opiate, methamphetamine, cocaine, methadone, alcohol, and food addictions as well as a number of mental conditions. Ibogaine has also been used during psychological introspection and spiritual discovery.
With a growing interest and more and more people using Ibogaine to treat addiction, we are seeing a new age in the history of this medicine. The internet, Facebook, and even major media have begun to expose the world to this medicine and all the potential and risks that it carries. Crossroads is continually working to further this vision of making Ibogaine a mainstream, medically supervised addiction treatment and with the thousands of people we have helped, we know it works.