The most socially-acceptable substance abused, alcohol is also the most readily-accessible.
Ibogaine has been used for over a decade in treating alcohol abuse, with great success, again due to its ability to reset the brain to a pre-addicted state and diminish cravings following treatment. Ibogaine has the potential to rebalance neurochemistry and repair receptor sites in the brain that have been damaged or numbed by alcohol use. Ibogaine also restores optimal levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain to natural levels, inducing greater success post-treatment by alleviating the depression, anxiety, agitations and cravings that are normally experienced after alcohol detoxification.
For extreme and long-term users of alcohol — most notably those who experience delirium tremens (DT’s, or shakes) upon discontinuation — we require time free from alcohol before Ibogaine is administered. Our doctor on staff will work with guests to determine safe protocols prior to booking in a session.
One alcohol clinical study determined that, “Ibogaine significantly reduced craving for alcohol for extended periods of time.”
According to a study by Glick, “Ibogaine, an alkaloid extracted from Tabernanthe Iboga, is being studied as a potential long-acting treatment for alcoholism, [with] the serotonergic actions important for ibogaine-induced decreases in alcohol intake.
An Amir H.Rezvani study found that, “Ibogaine or its metabolite(s) exerts its attenuating effect on alcohol intake by modulating neurotransmitters/neuromodulators proposed to be involved in regulation of alcohol consumption…. single administration of Ibogaine, an indole alkaloid with anti-addictive properties, dose dependently reduced alcohol intake.