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The Cure for Opiate Addiction
Citation:   Aidenn. "The Cure for Opiate Addiction: An Experience with Ibogaine (exp104306)". May 17, 2018.

1870 mg oral Ibogaine
Ibogaine the Cure for Opiate Addiction [treatment clinic setting]

I was both an opiate addict (Suboxone Heroin Methadone) of the hopeless variety and diagnosed with major depressive disorder before my addiction began. I tried everything to solve these two issues that are not dissimilar; I saw a half dozen psychiatrists over the course of several years, tried every mental health medication, went through 4 rehabs, 3 sober livings, had several sponsors, and regularly performed the requirements of the twelve step program, all of which did not help me in the slightest. When I wasn’t using I was suicidal, when I was using I was so ashamed of myself that I became introverted to the point of not seeing anyone other than my drug dealers for months at a time.

My experience is a common theme among opiate addicts; I began using to numb my broken emotional states, and when the opiates lost their efficacy and discontinued numbing my pain, I found myself in a state of physical addiction that was nearly impossible to overcome. The addiction reprogrammed my body and mind into a state of requiring my “medication”.

When I first heard of Ibogaine I had many doubts. How could a psychadelic dissociative drug “cure” both my withdrawal and cravings of opiates? I can tell you in scientific terms that one dose of Ibogaine both resets and blocks the k-opioid receptor set, which is the most important site in the human body for managing opiate addiction. Though the experience of taking Ibogaine itself is also very much an integral aspect of destroying the habit, and while everyone’s experience under the influence of it is different, the visions I experienced made me want to stop using.

My personal visions were that of interacting with a higher spiritual power. This experience enlightened me that I have a higher state of purpose, and destroying myself through addictive behavior is the opposite of serving this purpose. It was both a debilitating and eye-opening experience, that was not “fun”, but was absolutely necessary.

Ibogaine Treatment transformed my life tremendously for the better.

Exp Year: 2014ExpID: 104306
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 27
Published: May 17, 2018Views: 1,925
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Opioids (407), Ibogaine (28) : Not Applicable (38), Therapeutic Intent or Outcome (49), Depression (15), Medical Use (47), Addiction & Habituation (10)

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