Every patient upon arrival will have its medication, passport, and money secured at the front desk, we will go over
their luggage and personal belongings. They are allowed cell phones and computers. They will also be informed of the
code of conduct of the facility. They will sign the initial consent for treatment and testing also the
Patients with opiate habit (heroin, morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and methadone) patients will receive
regular doses of morphine to avoid withdrawal, until they get the ibogaine.
We will take the patients to the lab test and the cardiologist pretreatment medical
clearance this day is very important because it allows the patient to prepare for the
treatment mentally, physically and spiritually.
The patient has to be without eating solid food since midnight the night before, we start at
9:00 AM, sign the inform consent and start IV, you get a medication for nausea Dramamine orally.
You will get a small dose of ibogaine HCl, a test dose, to check there is no sensibility to the
ibogaine, and after 30 min the full dose or “flood dose” typically 1,200 mgrs. to 1,500 mgrs.
orally. After the flood dose in 45 min to an hour later you will start feeling tingling warmth
sensation, a humming or buzzing sound and then the visions start.
After the initial 4 to 6 hours of intense visions the second phase, starts we call this second
phase processing. I believe it is the most important, part of the treatment it’s been described
as forced psychoanalysis or forced meditation. This is a very introspective phase where you are
faced with your personal issues over and over until you sort them out. This phase lasts from 12
to 36 hours.
The day after the ibogaine you will feel exhausted and you will have difficulty sleeping with
no cravings or withdrawal. During this day we encourage you to eat, drink and move around and
you will get a massage in the evening.
We will give you a small dose of ibogaine 300 mgrs. this helps on the short term to eliminate any
residual withdrawal, and in the long term to increase the beneficial effects of the ibogaine for a
longer period of time. With this dose you don’t get visions only a small body buzz and. In the afternoon
you can leave the facility with supervision to go to the beach or outside.
This day we focus on the after care plan and what is life after ibogaine, we will include recommendations
for therapy, nutrition, supplements and if needed medication. Some patients want this day to go shopping.