NASSAU, Bahamas, March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ibogaine treatment is an intensive plant-based medicinal therapy, employing the concept of holistic detoxification, and entirely different from treatment methods typically used in western medicine.
Ibogaine has been used for generations by a number of West African cultures—including the Babongo, Bwiti, Mitsogo, and Fang peoples of Gabon and Cameroon—in healing ceremonies, rite of passage and religious rituals.
However, unlike traditional addiction and detox therapies, where patients invariably suffer from withdrawal and constant cravings for the addictive substance which they are trying to quit, ibogaine treatment eliminates all post-acute withdrawal symptoms, alleviates cravings, and allows the individual to undertake recovery in a stable, unwavering, and formidable manner.
Ibogaine treatment also provides the body with a full detox by resetting the brain's neurological addiction receptors and returning it to a pre-addiction state.
In the late 1960s, American scientific researcher Howard Lotsof, having himself become addicted to heroin, accidentally discovered—through his own recreational use—that ibogaine had the power to eradicate his dependence on opiates.
After years of persuasion by Lotsof, fellow researchers collectively investigated the medicinal properties of ibogaine and confirmed that it did indeed prove highly effective in reducing drug dependency. Further studies went on to show that a detoxification program using ibogaine was considerably more effective and successful at achieving long-term sobriety than traditional detox protocols which were already in place.
While, as of 2018, ibogaine is not currently approved for medical use in the United States, it is used as an alternative form of therapy for drug addiction in many other countries. Ibogaine treatment is available in countries such as Canada, Brazil, Germany, and Norway, among others.
One other such country, The Bahamas, is home to The Avante Institute. Patients undergo a comprehensive pre-screening process prior to receiving ibogaine treatment. This includes complex toxicological analysis of the blood and urine, an electrocardiogram, and a psychological evaluation by the Institutes licensed psychiatrist.
Throughout ibogaine treatment and drug detoxification at The Avante Institute, patients are closely monitored by a team of highly-trained clinical staff.
To find out more about ibogaine treatment at The Avante Institute, please visit https://avanteinstitute.com/ or call the Institute directly @ (242) 804.4402 or (844) 4.AVANTE.
SOURCE The Avante Institute