Treating Methamphetamine Addiction with Ibogaine can Stop Cravings
Methamphetamines are classified as stimulants, and are generally seen in the same light as cocaine and cocaine derivatives. Frequent use of these illegal stimulants, know as a ‘meth run’ or coke binge’ is very dangerous. Many traditional cessation tactics are completely useless against meth cravings. The use of Ibogaine treatment, however, is growing in popularity as its power to successfully detox patients and combat methamphetamine cravings becomes more widely known.
Stimulant Users can Find Help with Ibogaine
The effects of repetitive methamphetamine use are hard to get past. As such, the treatment protocols are designed with this drug and its effects in mind.
What effect does methamphetamine have on the body?
Physical effects include:
- Appetite loss and nausea.
- Higher blood pressure and body temperature.
- Raised heart rate and blood sugar.
- Muscle tremors, sweating, and jaw-clenching.
- Artery wall constriction
- Malnutrition, weight loss
- Acute cravings and tolerance increases.
- “Meth Mouth” (Drug induced damage to the teeth and gums)
Mental effects include:
- Temporary euphoria
- Agitation, panic and confusion.
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Losing interest in normally pleasurable activities.
- Drug inducted psychosis (frequently permanent)
- Violence, confusion
What Should Clients Expect during an Ibogaine Therapy Protocol?
While many studies on the effectiveness of Ibogaine have been carried out, the Ibogaine molecule itself, and its effects in Ibogaine therapies, have not been so thoroughly treated. Because of this, we do not completely understand the actual mechanisms of the treatment. Based on our experience with previous clients, we believe that the use of Ibogaine repairs synapse pathways in the brain that are destroyed by powerful stimulants such as methamphetamines. By fixing these damaged pathways, we find that most users experience a reduced need to abuse methamphetamines.
Some of our treatment participants can experience a dramatic reduction in cravings for meth, as well. This is one of the most difficult parts of stimulant addiction to treat, even for an Ibogaine protocol. Users should prepare themselves to handle cravings even after their Ibogaine treatment has been completed.
An Option for Stimulant and Meth Use:
Unlike some of our other protocols, the treatment for meth detox requires patients to stay at our facility for a full week and requires 2 Ibogaine flood doses. All clients will have to pass a number of health tests before being approved for therapy. For full effect, clients must stop using stimulants for at least 2 weeks before visiting our facility, and must be able to pass a urinalysis test.
Having methamphetamines or other stimulants in the body during an Ibogaine treatment can cause cardiac complications and side effects.