Although there is little public awareness of ibogaine in treating addiction, when used in the proper setting, it is both safe and highly effective. Since 1962 ibogaine has been used by thousands seeking treatment for addiction. Ibogaine significantly reduces both cravings and relapse rates with opioids (heroin, oxycodone, prescription opiates), stimulants (cocaine, methamphetamine), and alcohol.
Ibogaine alleviates withdrawal symptoms during opioid (heroin, methadone, oxycodone, suboxone) detox. Kenneth Alper MD, professor at NYU, “when I saw a young man go down to Panama on 70mg of methadone a day, and come back on nothing. And he was comfortable. Pharmacologically, I don’t know any other substance that can do that.” – London Times
Its use in treating long lasting opioids (methadone, suboxone) is profound, where withdrawal symptoms can persist for weeks or months. An hour after taking ibogaine, physical withdrawal symptoms are no longer present and within a matter of days the patient is no longer physically dependent.