What is Ibogaine? The common question. The active principle of the iboga root. This plant of African origin is considered by many the solution to nullify the effects of substances like heroin, morphine, and cocaine in the brain. There are no legal restrictions on the use of the material, but it cannot be sold in pharmacies or manufactured in national laboratories. To consume it, you need to import from other countries.
There are reports of people who have undergone various psychiatric and psychological treatments, as well as hospitalizations and remedies but found in the iboga root some positive result in the fight against addiction.
There have been clinics in some countries that have been using ibogaine for therapeutic purposes for more than ten years. The drug is processed in England and comes here in capsule form. The price is salty. One unit, which would be enough for treatment.
One of the effects of ibogaine would be to produce a large amount of a hormone. Moreover, this, in turn, would stimulate the formation of connections of the neurons, causing the person to lose the will to use drugs because the typical 'fissure' of the addiction is controlled. Another consequence of the plant is linked to the production of dopamine and serotonin, the neurotransmitters responsible for the sensation of pleasure.
However, it is essential to clarify that even with the best drugs, if the drug addict continues to go to the same places and hang out with the old companies, relapse is possible.
Changes in habits are fundamental in the treatment; once there is no miracle, the plant is not able to do everything alone.
The fact is that no one gets completely immune, as many people think, despite the encouraging results. To give provide with advice, the percentage of relapse among users of ibogaine is approximately 15%. In conventional methods, it ranges from 60% to 70%.
Some doctors say that patients under the effect of ibogaine do not have hallucinations, but 'dreams of open eyes' longer than average in sleep. Something around 12 hours with the plant, versus only five minutes of dreams every two hours when we are sleeping.
On the other hand, psychiatrists reinforce that there is no research on drugs; ibogaine would be contraindicated because it is a potent hallucinogenic substance, which can lead to severe mental damage.
As for the successful cases of plant use, the professionals who condemn its application say that they are no more than unproven science reports.
What's more, families are desperate for crack dependence, for example, and they end up impressed by ibogaine, but miracle cure would not exist - and it's an illusion to believe that it ends with addiction.
To further fuel the discussion, proponents of the plant - also from the medical field - counter criticism, saying that several studies are underway in major universities in the United States and Barcelona. And that ibogaine is useful in fighting dependence on crack, heroin, and cocaine.
Also, there would be no records of any complications in the psychiatric field 40 years ago when the substance began to be used for this purpose.
Now, it's to wait and see what ibogaine is and the scientist’s discovery. And that the results of the studies can help a lot of people who need to recover their own life, the control of their acts and the merriment with the others.