Everything You Need To Know About Ibogaine Treatment

Ibogaine is a potentially illegal substance, and we do not encourage or condone the use of this substance where it is against the law. However, we accept that illegal drug use occurs, and believe that offering responsible harm reduction information is imperative to keeping people safe.

For that reason, this guide is designed to ensure the safety of those who decide to use the substance. We do not encourage using this drug outside of a legal, traditional or medical context.

Ibogaine Treatment

Image Source: Google

Ibogaine is a psychoactive compound found in several different plants, most commonly the Tabernathe iboga found in parts of Africa. It has been used by the people in certain regions of West Africa for thousands of years, where it is used for its medicinal and psychoactive properties.

In the modern world, ibogaine therapy is becoming popular as an effective treatment of addiction and withdrawal symptoms. It has been used to help people addicted to substances such as opioids, cocaine, amphetamines, and alcohol.

Image Source: Google

How it Works:

Although there haven’t been any large studies of ibogaine’s efficacy, it seems from anecdotal reports as if ibogaine is a very effective form of treatment for addiction and withdrawal symptoms.

Supporting the anecdotes, one study from 2000 showed that when a single dose (500-800mg) of ibogaine were administered to 27 cocaine- and opioid-addicts, it resulted in a significant decrease of cravings and depressive symptoms.

Two recent studies show that most addicts find significant reductions in withdrawal symptoms after ibogaine programs, and have reduced cravings for many months afterward.

Ibogaine Treatment

Image Source: Google

Despite its potential, we still aren’t entirely sure how ibogaine works. We know that it activates two types of receptors in the brain; sigma receptors and 5-HT2A receptors.

Sigma receptors are opioid receptors, activated by addictive drugs like heroin. It’s possible that ibogaine helps to lessen withdrawal symptoms by weakly activating these receptors, like someone quitting smoking by putting on a nicotine patch.

You can browse the link to know some unknown facts about ibogaine treatment.