IBOGAINE vs TRADITIONAL DETOX & RECOVERY PROGRAMS
Ibogaine Treatment is not just an ‘Alternative Therapy‘ for Opiate Addicts, It is Science – A Note from the Author of “A Planetary Guide” – 2015
“I have enormous respect for all traditional programs that are designed to help people break free from chemical slavery; however, I have faith in none of them to provide lasting relief from the cravings and destructive behaviors of addiction.”
Traditional programs are collectively designed with the intention to manipulate addicted individuals using philosophies and ideologies that induce the use of new thought cycles adapted through repetition. They do little to impact the subconscious.
Many addiction treatment programs suggest that individuals adopt new, systematic ways of thinking and behaving by prioritizing and even planning future actions and thoughts. These types of recovery programs attempt to override the current chemically programmed addictive behavior through externally triggered thoughts and decisions. Many of these rehabilitative efforts fail because they do little to eliminate internally – addiction cravings, withdrawal symptoms or risks of relapse.
Addiction cravings need to be disrupted and withdrawal symptoms alleviated if enduring, new behaviors are to be successfully introduced.
Traditional rehabilitation methods try to get a person to change even though many internal and external conditions mostly remain the same, including socio-economic factors, and the “circle of friends and family” in a person’s life. Without enduring internal change, these factors can defeat multiple attempts to override the relief provided by an addiction that chemically programs the release of neurotransmitters by extensive use of addictive Euphoriants.
The traditional recovery approaches have been designed with good intentions, however, they not only cause somewhat of a “civil war” effect or a “great divide” in the thoughts and feelings of the addicted individual, they also fail to penetrate the subconscious mind —- A REMINDER —- The subconscious mind exerts a much greater power over our basic decisions in day to day life than that of our conscious mind.
Rehab Treatment Failure can affect future rehab attempts. Ineffective programs that introduce failure can be devastating and cause a feeling of hopelessness, and a lowering of self confidence in the psyche of addicted individuals. As free thinkers, a sense of failure, powerlessness or victimization can further weaken future attempts to make a change.
Clearing Mental Clutter to Feel Free. When speaking of the individual that has allowed the ibogaine experience to “clean their closet” so to speak, or, for lack of a better explanation, when one clears the mental clutter that accumulates through the subconscious mind, they’ll likely find themselves returning to their waking life in a state of extreme clarity, a harmonized equilibrium – psychologically and emotionally.
People in a harmonic state of mind have no need to learn or adapt to a paradigm that is meant to externally steer people down the “straight and narrow” for these people are living and breathing calmly, with a relaxed sense of completeness and connectedness with their surroundings.
Replacing addiction with feelings of Freedom and Gratitude. Rehabilitative advise about prioritizing and practicing the mental activity of valuing certain actions over others is almost an insult to a person’s intuitive wisdom. After an Ibogaine treatment, a person becomes tuned in and aware. Post Ibogaine treatment produces feelings of freedom and gratitude that replace the burden of chemical slavery and the associated fears that go hand-in-hand with dependency.
For traditional rehabilitation programs to simply inject philosophies and ideologies based on presenting new thought and value systems to an individual who has literally reprogrammed their neuro-chemical state is illogical. First, addictive cravings need to be disrupted and withdrawal symptoms alleviated if enduring, new behaviors are to be successfully introduced.
Brain Chemistry must be changed to see real results. In fact, the only way a perspective such as this could be sincerely considered as a viable approach would be due to absolute denial that someone’s brain chemistry plays the primary role in decision making ability such as choosing to repeat an addictive behavior pattern. Focusing on something specific such as opiate addiction, we can simply break it down to the reality of mechanics within the brain.
The biochemical environment of opiate addiction in the brain is initially instigated by the external substance of choice that eventually propagates a reprogramming of the brain’s signaling network. These neurobiological results can be brought to equilibrium practically overnight with one session of Ibogaine therapy. It is this drug-disrupting effect on neurobiology as well as anti-withdrawal qualities, that makes Ibogaine an ideal tool for drug addiction interruption.
The visionary journey is a solitary exploration of the psyche. Therefore, on a very basic level, all of us who place our faith in Ibogaine’s potential are led to believe in ourselves and to look within to find the keys to our own recovery.
Ibogaine and the Bwiti tradition. Bwiti is a spiritual tradition from southern Gabon, Africa. The Bwiti tradition is a spoken one that is passed down by the elders for thousands of years. Bwiti, is the study of life, and relies on firsth, real-world and practical experience of the tribe.
Iboga and Ibogaine root is a healing and spiritual tool that has been used for thousands of years by Bwiti to provide deeper insight and knowledge through an inner spiritual journey.