What is the Treatment Process?

The Ibogaine treatment process is highly personalized due to the fact that the underlying issues causing addiction or mental illness is different for each patient. The quantity, however, is largely the same whether it’s being used to treat addiction or for purely psychospiritual purposes: a single dose of ibogaine that’s high enough to yield a lengthy, profoundly involved, psychedelic experience. The preparation of Ibogaine has its own protocol and must be administered by an expert.

Preparation

To ensure safety, our medical staff screens all potential patients before approving them for Ibogaine treatment. The screening also allows us to prepare a treatment that is best suited to the patient’s needs and condition. On average, treatment takes between five and seven days; however, sometimes more time is required for full recovery. The length of treatment is also determined by the history of the dependent behavior.

Day One: Evaluation

We devote the first day to patient assessment. We assess any medical needs that may arise during the treatment process and ensure that the patient is comfortable and stable in preparation for it. It typically takes about two hours to settle in and finalize all necessary paperwork.

Day Two: Administration of the Treatment

Ibogaine is administered in the form of a capsule. Traditionally, the dosages are between 500 mg and 800 mg, depending on the patient’s body weight. However, the treatment process is highly personalized depending on the medical or psychological needs of each patient as assessed on Day One. Therefore, there are a host of customized and unique protocols that may spread out the dosage over a particular duration. Most patients start to feel the effects of Ibogaine within an hour of administration.

Meditation, Forgiveness, Healing, Liberty from Dependence

At the beginning of the Ibogaine treatment, the patient is placed in a quiet and darkened room where our trained medical staff monitors them, including ensuring they are adequately hydrated. Patients typically enter into a deep and introspective state, which allows them to reflect on past experiences with clarity and truth and to forgive themselves and others. Removal of these negative emotions not only enables the resetting of neurotransmitters in the patient’s brain, but allows patients to look ahead to a future free of addictive behavior.

Day Three and Beyond: Beginning of a New Life

On Day Three, we encourage patients to call their loved ones to enhance a feeling of belonging and connectedness. We recommend they do not discuss major life decisions until the short-term effects of the treatment have worn off, which may take several days. Once the primary effects have settled, the patients can then consult with our trained coordinators. We also encourage conversations with counseling staff. By Day Five, the patient has gained emotional and physical stability and control. At this point, most patients rediscover a zest for life that they had thought was lost forever. We then design an activity that allows the patient to both reflect on the treatment and to celebrate their victory and freedom. Patients are free to leave at any point from Day Four on.

 

Aftercare

Following an Ibogaine detox, which interrupts a patient’s physical addiction to a substance, integrating the Ibogaine experience and laying the foundation for a post-addiction life through a long-term aftercare recovery plan is critical.

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Pre-Care

An Ibogaine detox program is a serious undertaking that is designed to fundamentally alter the course of the patient’s life. Crossroads Ibogaine Treatment Center is committed to supporting patients at every step in the process.

Aftercare

Following an Ibogaine detox, which interrupts a patient’s physical addiction to a substance, integrating the Ibogaine experience and laying the foundation for a post-addiction life through a long-term aftercare recovery plan is critical.

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