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Alcohol Addiction

At Iboga Root Sanctuary (Ibogaine Treatment UK), we highly recommend that all individuals enrolling in our detox program for alcohol addiction cease drinking alcohol at the very least seven days before their scheduled arrival. This is because ibogaine treatment has a unique impact on the body and can cause seizures if the user continues to consume alcohol before treatment. 


The risk of withdrawal seizures among alcoholics varies between 2% and 5%. These seizures are usually generalized and can happen within the first 48 hours after the last drink, but can also occur anytime during the first week of withdrawal. Those with a history of previous detoxifications or non-alcohol-related hospitalizations are more susceptible to experiencing withdrawal seizures due to the “kindling effect.”


The kindling hypothesis posits that each withdrawal episode acts as a stimulant to the brain, and repeated episodes of alcohol withdrawal lower the threshold for seizures to occur. This makes individuals with a history of alcohol withdrawal more likely to experience seizures in the future. 


Ibogaine is a powerful treatment for alcohol addiction, but it can put a strain on the cardiovascular system. This is especially true when combined with the stress of alcohol withdrawal. To ensure the safety of our clients, we cannot administer ibogaine treatment to individuals who have tested positive for alcohol upon arrival.


As a preventive measure, users will undergo a liver panel blood test with one of our specialist providers and receive close support from highly trained medical professionals. We prioritize our clients’ medical safety above all else and will not take any chances that may compromise their health. 


An ibogaine treatment will work by addressing the underlying emotional and psychological causes of addiction, which can often stem from past traumas. With Ibogaine’s ability to provide powerful psycho-emotional healing, and our comprehensive aftercare support, individuals can achieve a brighter, more positive future. 


For those who follow our recommendation to abstain from alcohol for the required period, we offer 6 or 10-day detox programmes. Ibogaine treatment is so effective in combating alcohol addiction that a longer program is not necessary, as long as our aftercare advice is implemented by the clients themselves upon stepping back into their lives. 


At Iboga Root Sanctuary (Ibogaine Treatment UK), we are dedicated to helping individuals overcome alcohol addiction and achieve a life free from the shackles of addiction. With ibogaine therapy, individuals can find the clarity and hope they need to start anew and create a better future.