The American Psychiatric Association defines addiction as “Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol or a drug even when they know it will cause problems”.
The number of overdoses due to drug addiction outpaces any other accidental cause of death in the United States. Many believe that one of the main reasons for this horrific opioid epidemic is due to the years of gross negligence on the part of the pharmaceutical companies’ not disclosing the addictive nature of their pain medications, thus leading to the irresponsible and excessive, over-prescribing of narcotic pain medications. With new laws now limiting not only the prescribing of these narcotics, but the amount being prescribed, it has made it very difficult for patients, now physically addicted to these narcotics to receive enough medication through legitimate prescriptions to sustain their addiction. Unfortunately, this has led to so many individuals being forced to rely on illicit street drugs to merely sustain their addictions in an attempt to keep post, acute withdrawal symptoms at bay.
Due to the incredible impact opiates have on the brain, many individuals suffering from active addiction find that their fear of the severe withdrawal symptoms is the main reason they avoided or failed in their attempts at recovery. With more than two million Americans now dependent or abusing prescription pain pills and street drugs, there is a solution… Ibogaine.
Ibogaine is a magical medicine that can successfully treat a variety of active addictions. Unfortunately, that solution, known as Ibogaine is not legal in the United States due to its schedule I status. And yet, individuals in the U.S. desperately seeking help for their addiction are forced to rely on the “FDA approved” synthetic detox and maintenance medications that are being “legally” prescribed to them. These medications sadly just end up replacing one highly addictive opioid with another, which has proven to be equally addictive, and harmful, posing significant health risks with long term use.
Although, addiction and drug dependency have many common characteristics, at the POI Institute we believe every client and their story is unique and their treatment should reflect this. At POI, we understand the complexity and vicious cycle of addiction. Our hands-on approach, individually designed protocols and personalized care programs allow us to work with each client to address their individual needs with the utmost care, compassion and respect. Along with offering safe, medically focused Ibogaine detox treatment programs for a variety of addictions, the POI Institute understands the importance of feeling comfortable and relaxed both during and after treatment. Our beautiful facility along with our specialized staff, allows our clients to relax and recover in luxury while they begin their journey to reclaim their lives. The variety of Ibogaine treatment protocols and programs are tailored to each clients’ addiction needs and the time they need to recover.
Our commitment is to provide a safe, caring and non-judgmental atmosphere for each client to begin their journey of personal discovery, while providing them with life tools and a solid foundation to discover their power of I to help them succeed in long term recovery. Ibogaine is a magical, wonderful gift. Once our clients experience the power of Ibogaine, they begin to discover their power… the power of I and who they were truly meant to be.