Preparing for Treatment

It is important to prepare yourself mentally, physically and spiritually for your ibogaine treatment.

The first thing you will want to do is fill out a patient application under Apply Now. Since certain drugs and foods must be out of the system for various lengths of time prior to ibogaine treatment please refer to the chart below or call us.

Once you have filled out our application for treatment, then it’s time to start preparing yourself for your Ibogaine experience.

If you have not yet applied, then learn all about our ibogaine treatment on this page here.

Medical History

Our medical staff will review your application and may ask that you have additional tests done to make sure you don’t travel down to Mexico if we aren’t able to treat you.

Waiting Period for Certain Drugs

Certain drugs will remain in the body longer than others. Having these drugs still working in our body will affect the Ibogaine treatment process. Please, feel free to contact our treatment coordinator anytime if you have specific questions about any of this.

Here is a list of most of those drugs and the guidelines we follow…

4-8 hours 3-5 days 7-10 days 2-3 weeks
Heroin

Oxycodone

Hydrocodone

Morphine

Dilaudid

Opana

Alcohol

Methamphetamine

Ritalin

Adderall

Crack

Cocaine

MDMA

Low-dose of –

Suboxone/Subutex

Methadone

Antidepressants

Mood Stabilizers

Antipsychotics

High-dose of –

Suboxone/Subutex

Methadone

Fentanyl

For those taking these drugs, do not fear. You don’t need to be sick for that 1-3 week period. In fact, we advise that you replace your Suboxone/Subutex or Methadone with a short-acting opiate. Contact our Treatment Coordinator for more details. We are also always available to explain to family members the importance of this.

Notable medical conditions that must be discussed before going further with a treatment plan are:  bradycardia (lowering of the blood pressure and pulse), a compromised cardiovascular system, pulmonary thrombosis, untreated high blood pressure, varicose or damaged veins, skin abscesses, or other blood clotting problems. These are not necessarily disqualifying factors but they must be addressed immediately to determine severity and possible plan of action.

Please bear to mind that most, if not all, of the Ibogaine related complications have occurred due to prior cardiac issues manifesting, inaccurate administering of dosage amounts, and/or use of substances during or immediately following treatment.

Exclusions

We cannot treat anyone with the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Cerebella dysfunction
  • Coagulation abnormalities or a history of blood clots
  • Diabetes (uncontrolled)
  • Emphysema
  • Epilepsy
  • Crohn’s Disease Fainting (chronic)
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Heart disease, heart murmurs, or heart arrhythmias
  • Hepatitis with liver enzymes over four times normal
  • High blood pressure (uncontrolled)
  • Infections (active) including ulcers, or skin abscesses
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Obesity (severe)
  • Pneumonia
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease with liver enzymes over four times normal
  • Pregnancy
  • Psychiatric disorders (serious)
  • Stroke