Iboga has a particular affinity for addiction treatment by interrupting the addictive cycle, offering insight into the roots of one's tendencies, whilst aiding in both withdrawals and cravings for substances. This is particularly true for opiate addiction, but has countless reports of success for all addictive and compulsive patterns, not limited only for substance use. The body does not differentiate legal and illegal substances, and the same neurological pathway systems are hijacked for drug addiction as behavioural addiction. Begin looking at the addiction as the body's learned coping mechanism to life, natural & justified in a particular circumstance or environment. Iboga breaks through to what's beneath these symptoms and coping mechanisms to the heart of the belief system sustaining theses programs. This is where the healing happens.
All participants need to understand that iboga is not an easy fix, and will not do the work for you. If you are not ready to take self responsibility over your life and choices, then iboga is not for you.
The healing journey is a process of witnessing oneself and coming to peace with aspects of one's life, gaining the strength to move forward with acceptance and self love. It is not an anti-additive pill to cure addiction, and if used this way, one will quickly return to their patterns. Iboga is also not the only way to self reflect, and actually works better in conjunction with other psychotherapeutic modalities before and after treatment.