A single administration of ibogaine will interrupt cocaine and methamphetamine addiction and significantly reduce drug cravings for a variable period of time. Chronic stimulant use results in a particularly intense euphoria and persistent drug dependence.
Long-term stimulant abuse produces changes in brain function. Ibogaine reestablishes internal equilibrium and can revert these brain changes back to their original, healthful function. Ibogaine breaks down in the liver into its active metabolite, nor-ibogaine. Nor-ibogaine has multiple mechanisms of action in the nervous system, and stays in the body for weeks after a single dose, alleviating drug cravings and diminishing the possibility for relapse into stimulant abuse.
The “visionary” effects of ibogaine can be extremely therapeutic. Patients report that ibogaine helps bolster their desire to change old patterns of behavior, and that they are able to see their truer self — coming to terms with their past without the emotional pain normally associated with these memories.