Treatment Overview

We have created a framework for your treatment that includes pre and post treatment preparations for safety and effective completion of detoxification. Treatments are monitored by experienced Ibogaine facilitators. We work closely with several primary care physicians, one of whom will perform all necessary physical examinations, and address any needs prior to treatment. You need to arrive a few days before your session so we can provide stabilization, a physical evaluation, consent information & intake information. We will begin to regularize your sleeping, eating, hydration, and offer nutritional supplementation. We will also provide any other medical needs or attend to any specific physical needs prior to treatment. We will be sure you remain comfortable during this time period, and you may receive medications beforehand in order to achieve safe levels of stabilization. We are very conscious of your level of your current physical dependency and will tend to it appropriately. We want you to feel comfortable in this environment, and increase your physical health and strength prior to treatment.  Sessions will be conducted in our therapy house with 24 hour monitoring by experienced staff and facilitators.  The dose ranges and treatment protocol will be specifically designed to provide you with what you need on a physical and personal level. We will evaluate your conditions, and dosages will be adjusted according to your strength and sensitivity. In many cases, the first stages of detoxification require follow up doses. We know that the Ibogaine in itself is responsible for a great deal of your healing and detoxification process, and it is sometimes necessary to spread this process out over a period of time to allow your body to regain stability and strength in your health. Ibogaine therapy has similar requirements to minor surgery using an anesthetic. General stress on the body is similar, as are recovery times. This treatment is an addiction interruption; it marks the beginning of living life without harmful dependencies, and the ability to make clear decisions without the influence or presence of chemical substances or medications. We ask that you stay, 10 days to two weeks,  The more time you can spend away from a home environment the more you can introduce new ways of living and a stable foundation. 

Side Effects

Ibogaine is known to have a few unpleasant side effects. Not everyone experiences all of them, but it is important to be aware of all of them. Almost everyone feels some form of motion induced nausea. It is important to remain as still as possible during the initial phases of the journey. Roughly a third of patients will vomit. For some this can be very intense and may continue for several hours. This is a normal part of the healing process; a way for the body to rid itself of physical and psychic toxins. Many people also experience auditory and visual distortions during the first six hours. Anxiety and intense body sensations are common at times, but these disappear completely after 36 hours. Extended periods of restlessness and sleeplessness may occur, and extreme physical discomfort during the “waking up” process. This is not a warm fuzzy psychedelic. It has moments of many different sensations, some very beautiful and loving and some very intense and uncomfortable. It is different for everyone, and it is best to come to this with no expectations or wishes. Allow for openness and acceptance for it to be what it is. These conditions make things easier. 

Additional Thoughts

It cannot be stressed enough; this is a highly personal experience, and each individual’s journey will be uniquely suited to his or her specific needs. Not everyone will experience visions or witness memories of childhood (for those that do, it may or may not be in an emotionally detached way.) This will not affect the success of your treatment. The medicine works on many levels simultaneously; many of which we are not consciously aware.
On the day following treatment many are left with the impression that it “didn’t work” or that they would “never recommend this to anyone.” We are continually reminding people to wait a few days before they pass judgment. For some this may be the beginning of a long, arduous process. Sometimes more than one treatment is necessary. It all depends on where you are on your path of unfolding. If you are dealing with a hard-core addiction process, the medicine may only be able to work on the physical part of your addiction. You may need to return for another treatment to work on the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your process.

Stimulants Detox                                       

Methamphetamine, Crystal, Aderall, Crack, Cocaine

I personally was a methamphetamine addict for 17 years. After numerous programs, and various medications for bi-polar & psychotic tendencies – Ibogaine was the only thing that ever actually removed the imprint of stimulants from my life. The Dream House is fortunate to have a foundation of knowledge through our own personal experiences and the adaptation of Ibogaine protocols for specifically treating stimulant use. Stimulants are very different than other drugs- causing an entirely different type of damage that requires a completely different approach to healing the body and the mind.

For a very thorough look into how we address Stimulants Detox Therapy, please click-in to our old website here.

Opiate Detox

OxyContin, Morphine, Codeine, Percocet, Heroin, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, etc.

Opiate detoxification is typically the main focus of attention surrounding the use of Ibogaine for addiction therapy due to its ability to stop physical withdrawal within two hours of administration. Normally there is great effect experienced from the first stage of treatment dosing. The Awakening in the Dream Group prefers to build the Ibogaine up, gradually flooding the system with a therapeutic dose to relieve the body from the uncomfortable stages of withdrawal- such as movement or kicking, shakes, body temperature variations, diarrhea, cramping, skin crawling, anxiety and emotional agitation.

For a very thorough look into how we address opiate detox & therapy through the use of Ibogaine, please click-in to our old website here.

For Other Chemical Dependencies:

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