We see our work as a loving network of former addicts treating addicts. I am a former addict and ibogaine provider with over 13 years of experience. My wife is an artist and provider who also supports the work. We have a small team of former ibogaine patients who have worked with ibogaine and are here to learn and to help. Other than ibogaine the cornerstone here is a family of former addicts, and the strong community support that this creates.

14 Day Ibogaine Treatment Program
The program is 2 weeks. It includes preparation, the ibogaine process, aftercare/reintegration, and follow up booster work if desired. This is strongly encouraged. Our work is screened by a doctor experienced with ibogaine and medical support is available if necessary. We incorporate ritual and live and recorded music into our work but this is not a requirement. The town we live in has a very strong healing community so there is always access to good body work, acupuncture, cranial sacral work, therapy and life coaching if desired. There is also access to traditional sweat lodges and sometimes to other medicine works, depending on opportunities and the needs of the participant. The ocean and jungle are always close, and the tranquility of nature encircles us here.

Treatment Cost
$5,500 U.S.D.
Sliding scale work is available.

What is iboga and Ibogaine?

Ibogaine is the primary active component of the iboga plant. Iboga is a plant from West Africa that is used as a visionary medicine by the Bwiti and Pigmy cultures as an initiation into adulthood and a powerful healer. In the 1960s a heroin addict named Howard Lotsoff accidentally discovered this plant's incredible properties to physically and neurochemically interrupt heroin addiction and other addictions. Since that time, a movement of former addicts treating addicts with iboga has spread worldwide. Ibogaine works like nothing else with regards to addiction, especially opiate addiction. It neurochemically resets the brain to a pre-addictive state. Addicts are able to arrest their drug addiction without, or with minimal withdrawal symptoms, and emerge from the ibogaine experience free of cravings or with cravings greatly reduced. Many people are set free from a lifetime of drug addiction with a single ibogaine treatment.

How and Why Ibogaine Works
Ibogaine resets the neurochemistry of the brain to a pre-addictive state. Ibogaine promotes the brain's ability to produce GDNF, which is a growth hormone that promotes neuroplasticity and neurological regeneration. This allows for a great deal of pattern changing and new growth that for many people did not seem possible before their ibogaine experience. The period of time after receiving ibogaine is something akin to a neurological second childhood, a place of freedom where old habits can be shed and new patterns can be created. This being said, ibogaine is primarily an addiction interrupter. As important as the ibogaine itself is what we do with ourselves in the weeks and months after treatment as well as the patterns we make out of the space that iboga offers in our lives and in ourselves. Ibogaine interrupts the addiction, whether lasting recovery is built out of this opportunity or not is largely in a participants hands and based on the work done on one's self after the process. Aftercare is key! Ibogaine has also been found to be useful for many people with depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder as well as other conditions. The neuroplasticity promoted by ibogaine promotes the healing of the brain.


Recommendations for After Care
1) Remove yourself from the company of those you used to get high with.
2) Dedicate yourself to finding what you love to do that is nourishing and do it.
3) Return to the things that used to help you thrive before drugs.
(This could be anything from gardening, to cooking, to hiking in the woods, to swimming in the ocean, to yoga or tai chi, to anything).
4) Creative activities such as art, working with clay, painting, making music, writing, etc
5) Get outside help processing. Find a therapist you can trust and relate to, and work with them (or a sponsor, shaman, etc)
6) Get bodywork, massage, acupuncture
7) Seek out support and community (including AA, dharma punks, rational recovery, etc)
8) Meditation. Joining a local weekly meditation group near you is a great way to get started.
9) Plenty of exercise. Stay active.
10) Visit nature and spend time in the beautiful places that make you feel good.
11) Eat healthy.
12) Take care of underlying health conditions (could mean finding good doctors, therapists, physical therapists, body workers, herbalists, etc)


Watch a great documentary about ibogaine by Ben DeLoenen

For those interested in traditional Bwiti initiations in Gabon contact ebando.org. These traditions are unspeakably beautiful and life transforming.

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