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Ibogaine Treatment Cost

Ibogaine Treatment Cost

Here at Iboga Root Sanctuary (Ibogaine Treatment UK), we are of the firm belief that ibogaine treatment cost should be affordable. Where many centres around the world will often charge between $7,000 to $10,000 (some even up to $50,000), one does not always get what one pays for, which is why we have taken it upon ourselves to provide a transparent breakdown of what kind of services you should be getting.


Ibogaine Treatment Overview

A medically supervised ibogaine treatment centre cost will range anywhere between the $5,000 to $7,000 mark. Usually, this cost will comprise all the medical care, private room, and boarding costs (including the cost of the ibogaine treatment itself).
As a rule of thumb, anything much below this price can be considered risky, seen as “low-cost” ibogaine treatments are not a protocol that puts the patient’s safety first, ever.
It has been found through numerous studies that treatment centres in this price range are often lacking in experienced medical staff, poor medical equipment or—as has been shockingly found—no medical staff or equipment at all.
This is not something to scrimp and save on: your life is at stake, not just your recovery, which is why we have decided to outline all the potential risks below: to allow you to make an informed decision about what can and should be one of the most potentially life-changing, positive experiences in your life. While the phrase is certainly a cliché, it is not without its truth: if you are going to do it, do it right. Know what you are getting into. Ask the right questions. Know what to expect.

What Goes into the Ibogaine Treatment Cost?

As we have discussed in other parts of our site, ibogaine is a psychoactive alkaloid extracted from the Tabernanthe Iboga plant native to the West African regions of the Congo basin, and Gabon.
Among the indigenous tribes of the region, it has been expertly used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, but only since the 1960s have its therapeutic effects and processes been clinically studied.
In no circumstances is it to be considered a “recreational” high because the work it does goes deep and is always life-changing, and the way it can be used to treat multiple drug addictions is very physical: it will heal neurons and synapses in your brain, as well as zeroing in on any psychological traumas you have.
What makes it so radically effective and more “attractive” to those suffering from drug addiction is perhaps the promise of a prolonged psychedelic “trip.” Most addicts become dependent on their substance(s) of choice as a form of self-medication for pre-existing emotional and psychological pain, where the drug they consume numbs the original trauma in such a way that it never gets consciously addressed.
What ibogaine does in this instance is bring what you have buried in your subconscious right up to a perceptive, rememberable level of consciousness in the form of visual hallucinations which, once the active hallucinogenic phase has subsided, you may “unpack” and break down with the help of qualified therapists.
However, ibogaine does have its health risks. It can cause liver or heart complications for those who already have pre-existing health issues in these areas. This is exactly why ant ibogaine treatment centre worthy of its name should always ask you to complete a series of medical tests before they even consider you for treatment.
Should any treatment centre not ask you for rigorous liver, heart, brain, and blood-work testing, you will do well to reconsider your options.
Also, should any centre not have fully trained medical staff and ensuite heart-monitoring equipment, any such problems will likely go unnoticed, and can result in serious complications and even death.
What happens with centres that offer “low-cost” packages is they will not be able to afford the medical staff or equipment needed to keep you safe.
Please, bear in mind: an ibogaine treatment is not a holiday; it is not a stint in Ibiza or Mykonos where you can “trip out,” and there should be no budgeting when it boils down to the choice between your life, health, and recovery, or lifelong health complications and death resulting from cheaper treatment options.
That said though, you should not only be wary of places that seem too cheap, as you should also raise an eyebrow at centres claiming to have “safer” or “better” ibogaine treatment programmes where the cost has been hiked up on superfluous things. It has been found that some such centres will have outside medical staff who are not personally involved with the ibogaine treatments and its necessary health protocols, while others may boast in-house “experts” who have no medical expertise or training.

What to Consider When Choosing an Ibogaine Treatment Centre

From the 1990s onwards, standard ibogaine treatment protocols were developed by top researchers and ethnobotanists in organisations such as ICEERS and GITA, where the plant’s therapeutic uses in treating addiction have been studied for over 30 years.

Administering the standard, prescribed ibogaine dose is often the easiest part any treatment centre will go through, as the information is not difficult to obtain online. The ability to effectively pre-screen potential patients, as well as having on-site, experienced staff trained in A&E are what is paramount to a successful programme.
It is all too easy to stamp the name of outsourced physicians on a centre; it is more difficult and costly to have experienced staff on-site who are specifically trained in all things ibogaine, so please be suspicious of centres that charge for nonmedical consultant prices where there are no staff present.
Any serious, experienced ibogaine clinic will have a solid history, as well as the records to back this up, and should also have staff not only specialised in ibogaine and its effects, as it should have an emergency medical response team available during every ibogaine treatment.

Being Overcharged for a Luxury Ibogaine Treatment

There are addicts for whom the upscale factor of any drug rehab treatment is an important one. When it comes to countries like Mexico, for example, it is possible to find “cheaper” luxury accommodations or ibogaine treatment centres.
Because the period of rest following the ibogaine treatment is so important, the accommodation and detox amenities take on a significant role, usually including a healthy diet prepared by qualified chefs, a sauna, hot tub, or spa; most of these can prove greatly beneficial in flushing out toxins from the body.
Other factors, like being by the beach, with entertainment facilities either in-centre our within close distance, privacy, a clean room, and a “gated community” type setting can all be encouraging to those seeking ibogaine treatments.
Such factors are what can make an ibogaine treatment centre a “luxury” experience.
While the above are important to observe and may go some way towards making the experience smoother for patients, they should not be the most important aspect of one’s recovery.

Be Aware of Promises that Ibogaine Cures All

It is important to stress that ibogaine is not a one-stop-shop cure for addiction; while its effects in reducing and almost annulling the greater part of physical discomfort associated with withdrawal, it will not of itself “lobotomize” the patient to the point of forcing them to find new social circles, nor will it eliminate the memories of what being high were. Because it cannot neurologically do this, addicts may experience cravings in the months ensuing a treatment, usually if they are bored or encounter triggering experiences in their daily life.
Although the success rate of ibogaine treatments for addiction is high, it is better seen as a highly effective detox. It is what you choose to do with your time after the treatment that will strengthen your chances at staying sober, by following a more holistic approach to your mental and physical health, such as attending support group meetings like Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, or Narcotics Anonymous, or Self-Management and Recovery Training, proper nutrition, meditation, and exercise, and staying away from triggering environments.
Therefore, any ibogaine treatment centre that promises you a complete cure, the ultimate “end-all” treatment will not be telling you the truth. If during the enquiry phase, something doesn’t feel right, it is not, and you should trust your gut instinct.

Ibogaine Will Rid Your Body of Methadone or Suboxone

If a clinic or treatment centre tells you that ibogaine will get you off methadone, they are, again, not being honest. Here is how it really works.
Since methadone or suboxone are substances called “long-acting opiates” whose intention it is to block the effects of heroin or other opiates if the addict ingests them while under their effects, they attach to the brain’s receptors for extended periods of time and are much harder to rid the body of.
If you undergo an ibogaine treatment while still under the effects of methadone, buprenorphine or suboxone, the ibogaine will not be allowed access to the damaged receptors in the brain because they will remain “blocked.”
Usually, it can take between three to six weeks depending one’s prior level of use, dosage, and metabolism, for long-acting opiates to leave your system, during which time most serious treatment centres will recommend you transition back to a short acting opiate, like Oxycontin, Oxycodone, or morphine.
However, ibogaine does not only work on damaged receptors, which means that if a Iboga treatment centre accepts you without suggesting you transition off methadone, suboxone, or buprenorphine, you will still experience the ibogaine psychedelic effect, and may even feel better for a couple of weeks. Once the effects of the ibogaine wear off, though, the real withdrawal from the long-acting opiates will kick in.

Ibogaine Cures All Diseases

There are those treatment centres that will also make the bold claim that ibogaine treats all known diseases. Using predatory tactics, they will target people who have become desperately disillusioned with Western medicine to treat their chronic or terminal conditions, and who will therefore be ready to try anything.
Do not believe such claims, as they are simply not true.
While ibogaine, for example, is effective in treating addiction and some mental health disorders, it cannot always treat everything and, depending on a patient’s mental health issue at hand, may make things worse for them.

The Free Airfare Scam

It is, unfortunately, all too common to see some clinics offering free air travel for their patients, which is little more than a marketing tool used to apply a higher cost.
What they will offer you is a one-way air ticket which they usually price at anywhere between $2,000 to $5,000, whereas the genuine cost of a one-way air ticket may be between $200 to $500.

Always be wary of spending extra money on affordable package cost of ibogaine treatment that simply do not add up or are not realistic.


Shamanic Retreat or Ibogaine Treatment Center?

Any shamanic iboga retreat will be using the latter—the unpurified bark of the Tabernanthe Iboga root—and not ibogaine. The iboga root bark is the raw plant medicine, which contains a variety of alkaloids, one of which is ibogaine.
While such retreats may provide a great experience for non-addicts, broadening their horizons, and even providing them with a significant spiritual experience, the vast majority will usually exclude hard drug users such as heroin, methamphetamines, or cocaine.
Iboga retreats can be useful for those suffering, for example, from PTSD, depression, and other types of options. Ibogaine treatment, on the other hand, is slightly different, and more geared towards addiction, and a medically trained resident staff can often make the all the difference in risk reduction.

Closing Thoughts

Now that you understand more of what is essential to guarantee a safe and successful ibogaine treatment, you will have a better chance of finding one that works for you.


Always consider your options, and do not be afraid to “shop around” before committing to any one location.


Also, bear in mind that a timeframe of 5 to 7 days is often best to allow for recommended rest and emotional processing after the ibogaine treatment. Should you require a VIP experience and have the money for it, many centres will provide this for you, but always make sure you are getting what you are paying for.


However, because each case is a case, give us a call and we will be delighted to clear any doubts you may, and answer any questions.