A lot of people that suffer from addiction think that detoxification, the physical elimination of the substance from the organism and the disappearance of physical crisis symptoms are enough to solve their addiction problem. But, unfortunately, that’s not true. Only after detoxification, the addict may tackle the most complex part, which is the most difficult and causes many patients to relapse, even after several months of abstinence. It is the psychological crisis, the so-called drug desire or drug craving. With the help of this document, we will try to explain how helpful Ibogaine is. It is a natural substance and maybe one of the greatest medical achievements, which has proven to be successful in the elimination of drug craving.
The first and most important phase of treatment. The essence of diagnosis is to assess the physical and mental condition of the patient. In order to assess the physical condition of the patient, the standard diagnosis examination includes:
- urine test
- tests for hepatitis B and C, as well as for HIV infection
- general analysis of blood
- biochemical blood test
- examination by the internist doctor
In order to assess the mental state of the patient, a standard diagnosis examination includes: psycho-diagnosis (psychological tests used to determine the level of dependence, the extent to which the use of cannabis has affected the mental health, whether there are signs of mental disturbance, whether depression is present, degree of motivation for rehabilitation, self-criticism and the conservation of voluntary mechanisms). After diagnostics, the results are examined by a team of doctors, in order to develop a treatment strategy and plan.
In the case that the diagnosis reveals serious deviations in the tests, the presence of risk factors or chronic accompanying diseases, there can be organized additional tests or treatment for the accompanying diseases. Depending on the problem, there can be prescribed MRT, EEG, ultrasound, x-ray, endoscopy and analyses of the concentration of drugs and narcotics, as well as examinations by cardiologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, specialists in infectious diseases etc. Additional tests are not included in the price of this treatment package. They are paid additionally.
2. Preparation for the session
One day before the session, special psychological tests are carried out and information is collected about the patient and his life, based on the mental condition and the physical characteristics of the patient. The doctor shall determine the exact dose of Ibogaine that will be administered give the best result. After several days of consuming alcohol, the person is at risk of developing seizures or alcoholic delirium.
That is why detoxification is very important, because it consists not only in infusions, vitamins, hepatoprotectors and amino acids, but it also includes a set of preparations that protects the brain and normalizes the heartbeat, liver, kidney and peripheral nervous system. The detoxification process lasts from one to two days in mild cases and from five to seven days in cases of heavy drinking.
3. Mental map
In order to ensure that the session will produce the best results and that we will be able to influence the patient’s subconscious, we need to know the good and bad things of the patient’s past. We must know who are the people that the patient loves, for whose sake he or she wishes to quit drugs. We must know all the bad things that happened to the client due to the use of drugs. We must know whether the patient is aware of the consequences of drugs and what is his/her greatest motivation.
4. Ibogaine therapy
All the patients that have undergone Ibogaine therapy in our clinic say that it was the most intensive experience in their lives. Ibogaine sessions take place in our clinic takes under the constant control of a doctor and the patient is connected to monitoring equipment, which tracks the pulse and heart rate of the patient. We exclusively use natural Ibogaine and clean hydro chloride.
None of our patients have ever reported suffering any negative consequences as a result Ibogaine sessions, as it occurs when patients buy Ibogaine somewhere and try to use it by themselves or in the presence of unskilled persons, in order to achieve detoxification. That can be very dangerous, due to the risk of tachycardia and other risks, in case that the organism was not previously cleaned of substances.
Under the effect of Ibogaine patients are able to see their disease objectively for the first time, as well to look at themselves critically from the side. Some patients have visual experiences, while others just think a lot. The session usually lasts about six hours and it is divided into three stages. Patients see their lives from the second year of life up today. After that, they pass through a series of different emotional states and feel remorse for the people that they love and hurt. They also experience fear for the disease and realize the effect of drugs. Some even see their own death.
This is the turning point, which is followed by the third stage, where with the help of our experts, doctors and psychologists, patients find the strength to put drugs in the past, to separate the good from the bad, to realize how precious life is and to understand which are the true values that deserve fighting for. We help them to comprehend that they are still able to live like any normal person, that drugs were a mistake in their lives, a mistake that could have happened to anyone and led to this horrible disease. After the session, patients feel different, new and reborn.
5. Evaluation of the results
Treatment results are evaluated at the end of the procedure. If the patient’s physical and psychological condition is stable, he/she will be discharged from hospital and the patient’s relatives will receive instructions about the way to behave to the patient. Together with the patient, our team of experts develops an action plan for the next month and provides advice, in order to ensure the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of the patient.
6. Outpatient treatment
Outpatient treatment during a year implies that patients remain in contact with doctors over the next 12 months, in order to track their condition, assist them in difficult times, change the treatment if necessary and help them to maintain a stable abstinence.
Upon discharge, there will be prescribed certain drug therapy and psychotherapy at the place of residence, because it has been proven that it has a significant influence on the results of the treatment. The 12-month-long outpatient treatment and the check-ups are free.
In the event of a change of condition (depression, anxiety, renewed desire for drugs), the patient should immediately notify the hospital, so that a physician might determine the further course of treatment. Contacts between patient and doctor via email, Skype, phone or visits to the clinic should last at least one year, because it is considered that this period of time is enough so that the patient might get used to the new lifestyle, regenerate receptors and build confidence in the belief that the use of substances belongs to the past.