Treating an addiction is no easy task, each substance posing their own unique and individual difficulties, while those at the mercy of addiction having their own proverbial “demons’ to battle. Although there are many varying degrees of addiction, as well as different protocol that manage each type of addiction, an Ibogaine treatment has been proven to have a massive positive impact in almost all cases. The majority of treatment approaches usually fall into one of the three following categories:
- Opiate and heroin addiction
- Blockers and long-acting opiates, such as: Methadone and Suboxone
- Other, non-opiate-based addiction, including: alcoholism, methamphetamine, Adderall, tobacco, crack, and cocaine.
Although Ibogaine treatments have had an overwhelming impact on addiction, there are some specific differences in how this drug interacts with the physiology of the body. Due to this reason, some of the aspects of each treatment are altered, slightly altering the process as a whole. Let us now take a closer look at each individual category, briefly disseminating each addiction.
Opiate and Heroin Addiction
When it comes to short-acting opiates, including heroin, and Ibogaine treatment is the most effective. These short-acting opiates do not “stick” to the receptors in the brain, thus allowing the Ibogaine to effective treat the physical of the addiction without any interference. At the height of the withdrawals is when the Ibogaine is taken, and is at the point when the drugs begin to leave the body. The majority of these types of drugs do not stay in the system long, and include things like: Dilaudid, Demerol, Codeine, Percocet, OxyContin, as well as a host of other opiate-based medications.
Long-Acting Opiates – Suboxone and Methadone
Long-acting opiates, as well as those containing blockers do not work too well with Ibogaine. The blocker in these drugs block the receptors in the brain by sticking to the very receptors the Ibogaine is attempting to heal. Although the patient will still feel the euphoric effects of the drug, Ibogaine will not be as effective in treating the addiction and working on the receptors. Do not be tricked into believing otherwise. It is a simple fact, that when the receptors in the brain are blocked, the Ibogaine cannot reach and repair them. These kinds of drugs have the ability to stay in a person’s system for a few weeks.
Other Strong Addictions
Ibogaine can help those battling strong addictions as well, such as alcohol, crack, cocaine, Adderall, tobacco, and many others, thanks to the replenishing effect it has on the brain. It additionally stimulates the natural production of naturally occurring chemicals in the brain. After these drugs have left the system, usually somewhere between 5 and 7 days, a safe Ibogaine treatment can be started.
While each of these addictions has their own set of rules that they play by, Ibogaine has the natural properties to restore an addict to a health state of mind, while riding them of the physical, as well as psychological strains that created and kept the addiction in place in the first place.