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Here are some quotes from a recent testimonial from a patient at Rocky point Recovery that has been struggling with alcohol addiction for 14 years.  This testimonial highlights the true advantage of plant medicine vs. traditional methods of detoxification and rehabilitation.

“I would recommend ibogaine for those who, like myself, can’t stand to live the way they are living for a day longer and know that it is time for a change in their life and have accepted and embraced that change.

It is important that you pick someone and a facility where you feel safe and cared for and these two people do that for you.  Between mentally preparing you for the process, making sure that you have all the preliminary medical work done, filling out the questionnaire, you talk to several therapists which was very helpful before the journey and you can pick who you prefer to work with after, on the other side, when you are reborn, like I was.

The most important thing is that you feel supported during your journey, you feel supported after your journey.  There is zero judgment on anything which is super, super important because we are all very vulnerable at this stage.  They also give you the right tools for after care.

Through and through, if I had to do it again, I would do it again with them.   It is an intense journey…but I wouldn’t imagine myself ever doing it with anyone else.  The setting is beautiful, the people are beautiful, they’re caring, they’re loving and they will be missed.

I tried naltrexone for alcohol addiction and when I tried that drug I realized that you can take it before you’re drinking and it minimizes the impact and “happy trigger” but it doesn’t do anything to stop the cravings, it doesn’t do anything to change the way that your brain is thinking.  There is no drug out there that can solve for what creates addiction, and I believe the plant medicine can.  What you do is reset your brain, you deal with your underlying trauma, you continue to deal with your underlying trauma through therapy and you realize the reason why you became an addict.  Prescription medicines, at least none of the ones I found and believe me I looked, do that.

I am sure a lot of addicts feel this way; when you are an addict it is hard to get up in the morning, you can’t really seem to justify taking care of yourself, and after having the ibogaine something changes in that you value the way you are treating your body.  You can see the beauty that your body can create on a deep level, within your brain.  You can see the way that your body is functioning from literally inside and you want to protect it and covet it, and I didn’t before. I would recommend ibogaine for those who like myself can’t stand to live the way they are living for a day longer and know that it is time for a change in their life and have accepted and embraced that change.”  ~A.K,  New York

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another great reddit post after an ibogaine flood dose for addiction:

After 35-40 min I could feel tingling in my all my limbs, I also felt a burning in my chest. It actually felt really nice, almost a bit euphoric. As I lay there I could feel the medicine take over my entire body, as if an extraterrestrial had entered my bloodstream and was taking over. I could feel it doing it’s work on my brain repairing the virus known as addiction. The first part of my waking dream was very introspective. I realized that I loved myself. I didn’t want to harm myself ever again. I also gained some other other personal insights. The second part of the dream was about Gaia, the universe and how we are all connected. I never had been spiritual and considered myself an atheist but after seeing what the plant showed me I believe in “One”. I didn’t expect to come out of the experience becoming spiritually woke but I was. I went in to ibogaine treatment hoping to kick heroin and possibly cigarettes but to my surprise the medicine revealed all of my my addictions and interrupted every single last one of them. I’m one month post ibogaine and no longer addicted or craving. After my trip I didn’t smoke another cigarette and I immediately threw them in the trash. I also stopped drinking caffeine, eating processed foods, meat/animal products, alcohol, social media (FB/IG), sneaker-head addiction, I became a minimalist, I’m also more mindful of how I speak to people, what I watch on tv or YouTube, I make sure I limit my usage. This was all so unexpected especially becoming a vegan. I’m a Le Cordon Blue trained chef who has worked at a Michelin Star restaurant. Becoming a vegan went against everything I learned in school. This was the most unexpected life altering interruption because I can quit all the other addictions but we still need to eat food to survive. The medicine showed me that we are all connected.

READ MORE @ https://www.reddit.com/r/Psychonaut/comments/cmhnj8/my_experience_with_ibogaine_as_an_addiction/

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This is an excellent post from a Reddit forum on Ibogaine treatment.

My experience with Ibogaine as the addiction interrupter

A little back story..

I’m 4 weeks post ibogaine treatment for a severe 7 year opiate addiction. I had a back surgery, chest surgery and 4 knee surgeries which kept me in the pain pill, maintenance meds, heroin hell cycle, for way too long. I had two stays in conventional rehab in the states, 6 years of addiction therapy with a specialist, maintenance meds (suboxone) 4mg 4 times a day to treat “chronic pain” totaling 16 mg a day. I’ve also seen psychiatrists claiming that I had mental health issues but no firm diagnosis because of my substance use disorder but they’d prescribe SSRIs anyways. I’ve also had a poly substance abuse disorder since I was 14 so over two decades of this awful virus. I call it a virus and not a disease because once I had ibogaine I realized that it was all a choice. Ibogaine taught me that I’m the solution to my problems, no matter how difficult they may seem.

The Flood dose and days leading up to it..

From a Reddit post: “When I finally got comfortable in my bed. It was at this point that I finally went from atheist to meeting god face to face. Really no other way to describe it.”

READ MORE @ https://www.reddit.com/r/Ibogaine/comments/cmhith/my_experience_with_ibogaine_as_the_addiction/

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From a Reddit post: “When I finally got comfortable in my bed. It was at this point that I finally went from atheist to meeting god face to face. Really no other way to describe it.”

https://www.reddit.com/r/Psychonaut/comments/bqcjx5/ibogaine_hcl_4x_heroic_flood_dose/

 

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Ibogaine: One Man’s Journey To Mexico For Psychedelic Addiction Treatment

By the time Dustin Dextraze decides to travel outside of the United States to get psychedelic addiction treatment, he’s desperate.

“I tried to overdose about a week ago,” he says. “And I just woke up like five hours later and the needle was in my arm, and I just woke up and was like, ‘well, didn’t die, so … Now what?’ “

It’s taken about three years for Dextraze to get to this point. He started using prescription painkillers recreationally, then switched to heroin because it was less expensive and easier to get. He lost his car, his job. He left his wife, his three kids.

READ MORE @ https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2018/09/10/ibogaine-psychedelic-opioid-misuse-therapy

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