Overdoses and our Success Rate

At the Ibogaine Institute we use plant medicines to help clean your system of opiates, but also to help you to see yourself: your habits, your pains, wounds, traumas, and the roots and cause of your addictions or depression, in such a powerful and clear way. Ibogaine and ayahuasca can show you why you have your anger, stubbornness, loneliness, separation, sadness, reactions, and emotional triggers. It can help you release the shame, guilt, and self-judgement. And can help you forgive yourself, for all the suffering you caused others, yourself, and the wrongs that have been done to you.

Drug overdoses now kill more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined. In fact, between 1999 and 2015, more than 560,000 people in this country died due to drug overdoses – this is a death toll larger than the entire population of Atlanta, according to the report.
“In 2015, nearly two-thirds of drug overdoses were linked to opioids like Percocet, OxyContin, heroin, and fentanyl,” states the report.

“This is an epidemic that all Americans face because here is the grim reality: Americans consume more opioids than any other country in the world. In fact, in 2015, the amount of opioids prescribed in the U.S. was enough for every American to be medicated around the clock for three weeks. Since 1999, the number of opioid overdoses in America have quadrupled according to the CDC. Not coincidentally, in that same period, the amount of prescription opioids in America have quadrupled as well. This massive increase in prescribing has occurred despite the fact that there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain Americans have reported in that time period,” according to the report.

We are more than just an ibogaine clinic — we are steadily building a healthy-living model that can help people recover, and our success rate reflects taht. We have carefully selected various therapies as part of our detox plan and recovery program that work with patients on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level, in order to make your transition into a sober lifestyle as easy as possible after your Ibogaine treatment. When a recovering addict opens up new body and mind pathways of thought, emotion and being, new vibrations are created, thus disrupting and decreasing previous addiction memory pathways.

As you remove your old habit — addiction — we want to replace it with new habits: positive and supportive techniques that you will take with you when you leave and start rebuilding your life. Those include Qigong, Kundalini yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, psychotherapy, functional medicine, nutrition, acupuncture, sweat lodges, meditation, breathwork and Chinese medicine.

Traditional rehabs show a success rate of less than 20 percent for heroin and opiate users. A recent Ibogaine study in Mexico sponsored by MAPS reported a 75 percent reduction in their drug use 30 days following treatment, and 33% reported no opioid use three months later.

At Ibogaine Institute, our success rate is markedly higher. Depending on the criteria applied, we have between a 30 and 60 percent success rate. We have found anecdotally that two thirds of the people who have come through the center in the last year are still clean. Some of them relapsed upon return home, but thanks to their experience here, they were able to pull themselves out of addiction and reach sobriety again.

Ibogaine Institute is an integrated clinic dedicated to healing severe addiction, deep trauma, and other challenges that life hands us. Our treatment philosophy combines the best of Western treatment modalities with ancient healing techniques and traditional indigenous wisdom.

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