Iboga Detox

Iboga Detox is a highly effective treatment for those who are struggling with many types of addiction. This unique process is designed to ensure that guests do not suffer any withdrawal symptoms throughout their stay, while also healing the root spiritual and mental causes of their addiction in the first place. The Iboga Detox program brings together modern science and ancient Bwiti techniques to ensure a safe and powerful healing experience. We are the only Iboga detox facility that brings the Bwiti techniques to our work, and also has a full medical team (Doctor, Nurses, Neuroscientist, and Pharmacists).

Safety

iboga detox safety image of heart and shaman

Iboga Detox retreats are staffed with a highly and specifically trained medical team. Our entire staff have been trained by 10th Generation Bwiti Shaman Moughenda and our Medical/Science team in order to provide you with holistic care. 

Pre-Treatment

From the time that you complete your Health Assessment to the 6 months after you return home, you will be under the care of our medical and Bwiti team. First, our Pharmacist and Doctor will review your Health Assessment, looking for contraindicating medications and medical conditions to determine the best approach to your treatment. They will then create a pre-treatment plan for you to follow before your Iboga Detox retreat.

Treatment

Once you arrive at either the airport or facility, both our Doctor and Iboga Provider will begin your treatment process right away. The goal of the Doctor and Iboga Provider team from that point is to ensure that you have a safe and smooth detox with zero withdrawal symptoms – never leaving your side. When guests have fully detoxed, they will continue to be monitored by our medical and Bwiti teams for the remaining 2-3 weeks.

Post-Treatment

At the end of the retreat, the team will prepare an individualized post-treatment plan for guests to follow when they get home. Regular integration and check-up calls will be schedule and freely offered for the next 6 months. Even after the 6 months is up, we invite guests to stay in touch and feel free to schedule more integration calls if needed.

Moughenda & Bwiti

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The Iboga-Assisted-Detox program we follow was created by our medical team and 10th Generation Bwiti Shaman Moughenda. Moughenda is a highly respected Shaman who has over 30 years of experience doing this work, with several years treating people outside of Gabon. His experience as both a Bwiti Shaman and treating people from all over the world, makes him the most qualified person to design this program. He has a deep understanding of the western mind and the root causes of addiction from both a Shamanic and Medical treatment perspective.  

Moughenda is a direct managing partner at Root Healing and has trained every single staff member from the chef to the Doctor on his Bwiti Shamanic techniques and treatment plan. Moughenda will be managing several retreats a year and continues to have a direct managerial role with everything we do.

The Missoko Bwiti is the first branch from the original Dissumba Bwiti and contains all branches of Bwiti within it. This means that Missoko Bwiti is the best for doing healing work. The Missoko Bwiti are the original creators of the healing techniques with Iboga, making them specialists in mental, spiritual and physical healing. They are the only branch using the powerful psychospiritual. Outside of Iboga, they also have a deep knowledge of all the plant medicines of the jungle.

Iboga (Ibogaine) and Treatment of Addiction

Iboga Detox is so effective as a tool because it blocks the actual physical detox, while also helping the person to heal the wounds that led to their addictive behavior in the first place. With our Bwiti and science based program, the mental and spiritual healing guests receive is much greater than most sterilized Ibogaine Clinics can offer.

Why Iboga Works for Detox

Scientific research reveals that the main active alkaloid – Ibogaine has potent benefits for the brain which accounts for the efficacy of Iboga Detox. Studies have shown that those who receive an Iboga Detox treatment, can have a painless detox, free themselves from depression and have the ability to model a healthier life post-treatment. 

For example, several studies report that taking Ibogaine can dramatically decrease symptoms of drug addiction and withdrawal. In the largest one, the majority of which with at least 4 years of opioid abuse history (1), 80% experienced reduced withdrawal symptoms and half of the participants reported reduced craving for opioids.

Ibogaine has also been shown to have long-term anti-addiction benefits post-treatment. This is likely due to its effects on neuroplasticity aka the brain’s ability to adapt and form new connections. Laboratory experiments suggest that the alkaloid can activate several neurotrophic growth factors in the brain which play a key role in these processes (2).

For example, low levels of Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are associated with long-term drug use effects and addiction (3). Triggering this factor may be one of the mechanisms via which Ibogaine rewires the brain and induces long-term abstinence.

Another factor that’s also activated by the alkaloid is Glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF). It plays a role in brain healing by stimulating brain cell survival and the formation of new connections (synapses) between them (4).

Thanks to Ibogaine’s effect on increasing dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain, the alkaloid exerts beneficial effects on mood and depression as well. Clinical trials report that symptoms of depression are significantly reduced, even 30 days after the therapy with the alkaloid (5).

Our Programs

Guests have the option of 2 different treatment programs that will be tailored to meet their specific needs. 

Both Programs will include a week focused on detox and then another two weeks on healing the root causes of the addictions, their mind, and spirit.  The second program includes the final 10-14 days of their retreat in the Bwiti village in Gabon where they will be initiated into the Bwiti and their new healthy and happy life. They will also have the option to complete a Rites of Passage, but this is not required. 

2 Week Iboga Detox Retreat

Root Healing - Offered in Portugal Thailand or Mexico
$ 7k-$10k
$1,000 Deposit
  • Iboga Assisted Detox
  • Additional Iboga Ceremonies
  • Beautiful Acomodations
  • Day trips for Integration Days
  • Medical Evaluation and Monitoring
  • Extensive Counseling
  • Integration Counseling
  • Healthy Organic Meals
  • Pre-Initiation

3 Week Iboga Detox Retreat

Root Healing - Offered in Portugal, Thailand or Mexico
$ 10k-$15k
$1,000 Deposit
  • Iboga Assisted Detox
  • Additional Iboga Ceremonies
  • Beautiful Acomodations
  • Day trips for Integration Days
  • Medical Evaluation and Monitoring
  • Extensive Counseling
  • Integration Counseling
  • Healthy Organic Meals
  • Pre-Initiation

Monthlong Iboga Detox Retreat

Root Healing - Offered in Portugal, Thailand or Mexico
$ 15k-$20k
$2,000 Deposit
  • Iboga Assisted Detox
  • Additional Iboga Ceremonies
  • Beautiful Acomodations
  • Day trips for Integration Days
  • Medical Evaluation and Monitoring
  • Extensive Counseling
  • Integration Counseling
  • Healthy Organic Meals
  • Trip to Gabon to solidify healing (Initiate)

The Iboga Assisted Detox Program

Included in all of our Retreats:

*The Complete Healing Program includes 2 additional ceremonies, 2 additional day trips, more counseling, microdosing, yoga, meditation and massage. 

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