What Ibogaine Treats
Ibogaine is successful in eliminating withdrawal symptoms and cravings from the following addictive substances: Heroin, Cocaine/Crack, Methamphetamine, Oxycodone and OxyContin, Suboxone/Subutex, Alcohol, Nicotine, as well as Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and Spiritual Healing. Based on an individual’s needs, there are different treatment programs and protocols ranging in time from 5 days to 7 days to 10 days. The POI institute also offers open ended treatment programs for those that may need more time to heal… especially for individuals on long-acting opioids. Ibogaine focuses on the brains opiate receptors, helping them heal and resetting them to their pre-addiction state. Long-acting opioids block these receptors, preventing Ibogaine from repairing and resetting them. It is important for patients to understand that these drugs actually compete with Ibogaine. And, depending on the length of time one has been using these long acting opioids, it may take several days or even weeks of tapering down and/or switching to short acting opioids in order for these drugs to leave an individual’s system for them to then successfully go through the Ibogaine detox process. For this reason, it is important that individuals are completely transparent in order for the POI institute to ensure the safety and success of their treatment.
Ibogaine is a powerful, magical medicine that can successfully treat addiction with little, if any withdrawal symptoms. During the POI pre-screening process, it is very important to make sure you are completely honest and transparent about your addiction, your drug of choice as well as your medical history in order to ensure a safe and successful Ibogaine detox treatment and experience. To further ensure your safety, upon your arrival in Cabo San Lucas, where we will personally pick you up at the airport, prior to your Ibogaine treatment, we will perform a series of blood and urine tests along with an EKG.
Ibogaine is a true gift for those suffering from the vicious cycle of addiction. At the Power of I… we invite you, the Individual who is ready to reclaim their life to experience the magical healing power of Ibogaine.
Ibogaine detox treatment for opiate addiction reduces opiate withdrawal by almost 98%. Ibogaine is extraordinarily effective for the treatment of heroin, morphine, and all opiates and opioid drug addiction. With Ibogaine HCL, the receptors in one’s brain are reset and will return to a pre-addictive state. By the time a patient is ready to leave POI, they will be completely free of their dependency on heroin.
The power of Ibogaine gives a patient a head start and “window of opportunity” to use their new found “power” while feeling good and clean of drugs to take the steps to make the necessary changes in their life by finding an aftercare program and support system to help you now address and deal with whatever underlying issues that may have caused or contributed to their drug dependence. For most addicts, their “numbing” drug of choice was a solution to a problem, not the problem itself. While Ibogaine is magical and can help reset your receptors to a pre-addiction state, it is not a cure. It is imperative before returning home that you find a good aftercare program and support system back at home. The POI staff will work with you to do so, as this is imperative for the success of your recovery.
Methadone treatment is a long-acting opioid used for opioid maintenance. Methadone is not only considered long-acting, but also occupies the opiate receptors in the brain, which in layman’s terms, will affect Ibogaine’s ability to reset those receptors. Ideally, to successfully treat an individual on Methadone, it is best to gradually switch to a short-acting opioid prior to Ibogaine detox. Understanding, this may not always be possible, the POI Institute offers longer stays for those looking to safely and successfully detox off of these long-acting opioids. The success rate for this detox is as high as 95%, but it is important to understand that it is a more complex protocol and the detox process may take additional time.
One of the worst side effects associated with trying to quit or stop using cocaine and crack is the individual’s loss of that happy, pleasurable feeling they get from the use of these drugs. Ibogaine has proven extremely effective in dealing with the obsessive cravings that occur when trying to stop the use of cocaine and/or crack, but it is the long-acting by-product of Ibogaine, Noribogaine, which significantly helps alleviate the depression associated with the withdrawal of these drugs.
Whether your drug of choice is speed, crystal meth, or another form of amphetamine, methamphetamine, the drugs are similar in the way they effect the brain so rapidly. They trigger the release of serotonin and dopamine, which in turn increase energy and sociability. Depending on the drug and the user, the affects can last for hours. Once the drug begins to wear off, a sinking, terrible feeling usually takes over due to exhaustion from the euphoric effects of using the drug, which causes an imbalance with the neurotransmitters in the brain. Ibogaine is not the magic potion, nor does it cure methamphetamine addiction, but it very well may be the closest thing to it! Ibogaine resets the brain and literally stops the cyclical flood of neurotransmitter chemicals that the brain continuously receives when an individual uses methamphetamine. Ibogaine treatment can end methamphetamine addiction with little to no withdrawal symptoms, giving the individual a second chance and the power to start again.
Oxycodone and OxyContin Detox
These drugs are known as short-acting opioids. They work by altering the levels of dopamine in the brain to produce feelings of euphoria, while blocking the pain receptors in the brain. Dopamine is the chemical that relays messages to and from the brain telling the brain and other parts of the central nervous system that everything is wonderful.
Over time, people who use these drugs develop a tolerance to them and need higher and higher doses just to achieve the same effect. Sadly, that only leads to their brains begging them for more in an attempt to chase that good feeling that was initially experienced from using the drugs. Unfortunately, at some point these people are strictly using just to get through the day. There are no longer any euphoric feelings, just the need to continue in order to avoid the very painful and severe physical symptoms associated with withdrawal.
Ibogaine treatment is extremely effective in detoxing people addicted using these short acting drugs. It reduces opiate withdrawal by almost 98%! If you suffer from an addiction to Oxycodone and OxyContin, all you need to do is show up and the staff at the POI Institute will take care of the rest.
There are more than two million Americans now dependent or abusing prescription pain pills and street drugs. Individuals who are desperate to seek 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. Many people believe that once they’ve made the switch from heroin, Oxycodone or OxyContin to Suboxone or Subutex their addiction troubles are behind them. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Suboxone and Subutex addiction pose many serious health risks. These long-acting “legal versions” of opioid drugs now have hundreds of thousands of individuals addicted to them instead of their illegal opioid addiction.
Sadly these drugs, which were originally approved by the “FDA” as a 14-day detox for short-acting opioids, are being prescribed to individuals for years and pose more harm and risk to their health and are harder to get off of than the short-acting drugs they were originally addicted to.
When it comes to Ibogaine detox, these two drugs are the most challenging to detox off of. Both Suboxone and Subutex are not only considered long-acting, but they also occupy the opiate receptors in the brain, which in layman’s terms, will affect Ibogaine’s ability to reset those receptors. Ideally, to successfully treat an individual’s addiction to Suboxone and Subutex, it is best to gradually taper off these drugs and switch to short-acting opioids prior to Ibogaine detox treatment. Understanding this may not always be possible, the POI Institute offers longer stays for those looking to safely and successfully detox off of these long-acting opioids. The success rate can be as high as 95%, but it is important to understand that it is a more complex protocol and the detox process may take additional time.
Depending on how much and how long an individual has been drinking, they may experience alcohol withdrawal, which can produce not only unpleasant symptoms, but dangerous ones, such as anxiety, DT’s, tremors, seizures and even death. One must be careful when attempting to stop.
Ibogaine is extremely effective in alcohol detox by blocking the cravings for alcohol and reducing alcohol consumption. It does so with its ability to increase the levels of a brain protein known as Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF). Again, it is not just the Ibogaine but rather the Noribogaine, which remains in the system for several months after the initial Ibogaine treatment to help significantly reduce cravings and alleviate depression. The spiritual component of Ibogaine may also help provide some sort of introspection to help an individual understand and process any events and/or traumas that may contribute to an individual using alcohol to self-medicate.
Ibogaine interrupts active addiction in substance abuse including nicotine by “resetting” the brain to a pre-addicted state. Ibogaine can be extremely effective at removing nicotine dependence. One must keep in mind that Ibogaine is not a cure for quitting smoking. With its’ magical powers, it may be the vehicle that helps you quit smoking and offer a window of opportunity to get whatever additional help and support you need to stay committed to not smoking ever again.