Ibogaine is an extremely effective detox tool for addiction interruption. It also offers profound insight and introspection that can be utilized to heal deep psychological and emotional wounds. It is absolutely necessary that the individual abstains from using certain substances and chemicals before ibogaine treatment, both for safety and for the efficiency of the medication.

Ibogaine does amplify the effects of some substances whereas it may not work as effectively if other chemicals are present.  Allowing your body proper time to metabolize what has already been consumed is the first step in preparing for your treatment.

Alcohol: 3-5 days
Methamphetamine: 3-5 days
Ritalin: 3-5 days
Adderall: 3-5 days
Crack: 3-5 days
Cocaine: 3-5 days
MDMA: 3-5 days

Fentanyl: 3-5 days

Suboxone/Subutex: 4-5 weeks
Methadone: 3-4 weeks


Suboxone/Subutex – Buprenorphine, the opiate agonist in "Subs" needs a prolonged time before a session because it has a very long half-life. So it is critical that we allow the buprenorphine to leave the system because it also has an extremely high binding affinity, meaning it sticks to your opiate receptors and won’t let go, and those are the very same receptors that Ibogaine needs access to in order to repair the damage.

Methadone – is placed in a similar category because while it also has a very long half-life, it doesn’t block fully block Ibogaine but can cause health complications which may result in dangerous outcomes.

Nobody actually goes without any type of opiates for the 3 to 4 week waiting period. The extreme withdrawals would certainly be
to much, and if that were the case and it was that easy, no one would have a problem right now. Most clients replace their Suboxone/Subutex or Methadone with a short-acting opiate during the waiting period. For some people it can be tough trying to explain switching back to short acting opiates to family and friends, so we're here to help you with this. We will contact anyone of your choosing and explain the importance of this process.  

All QT prolonging substances should be discontinued prior to therapy with Ibogaine. To allow these drugs to get out of the system one must allow for at least four half-lives of that substance to pass before initiating Ibogaine therapy. A half-life is
the time it takes for one-half of the original dose of a medication to leave the body. Examples of QT prolonging substances: omeprazol (Losec, Prilosec), anti-fungal medications (Diflucan), Clarityne, and macrolide type antibiotics (Azithromycin, Zithromax).

Waiting Periods

Antidepressants: 2-3 weeks
Mood Stabilizers: 2-3 weeks
Antipsychotics: 2-3 weeks

Heroin: 12-24 hours
Oxycodone: 12-24 hours
Hydrocodone: 12-24 hours
Morphine: 12-24 hours
Dilaudid: 12-24 hours
Opana: 12-24 hours