Ibogaine Vs Methadone

How Ibogaine Treatment Destroys Methadone Addiction in 24 hours!

Are you wondering if ibogaine treatment works for methadone addiction?

Ibogaine Treatment WORKS, but what matters most is that one strictly follows the ‘SAO switch over period’ prior to ibogaine therapy.

 SAO is an acronym for Short Acting Opiates. Drugs that fall under this category are Oxycodone (oxycontin), Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Morphin, Oxymorphone, Oxymorphine, Fentanyl, Heroin etc.

The SAO switch over for Methadone is 8 -14 days. It’s necessary to take SAOsfor a minimum of eight days before an ibogaine therapy session takes place.

Remember, we are talking about an eight day minimum amount of time that onemust be clear off methadone prior to ibogaine treatment to optimize benefits.

We’ll explain why this switch over period is important, but first, let’s take a look at the roots of the synthetic opioid since its creation in 1937……

Methadone was introduced to the american market by Eli Lilly in 1947 under the trade name Dolophine.

Methadone was originally meant to be market the drug to U.S. citizens as an analgesic pain reliever until studies at Rockefeller University presented methadone as a possible substitution therapy.

Until recently, methadone dominated the recovery industry due to methadone programs targeting heroin addicts to continue their addiction by using legal opioids daily as opposed to street drugs.

Methadone Maintenance Programs:

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

A brief history of Methadone Treatment for Opiate Dependency

Methadone was originally created in Germany in 1937. Two chemists had sought to synthesize a cheaper ‘opium alternative’ in response to the opium shortage in Germany.

The Good

The positive aspects of methadone maintenance is that the programs can and do give many people a chance to ‘slow down’ and get their lives in order. This is due to methadone’s long half-life. The fact that it is metabolized out of the body much slower than heroin, gives a methadone user the ability to dose the drug once a day. This paradoxically, is also the reason why methadone withdrawals last twice as long as heroin and other short acting opioids such as oxycontin.

The Bad

Many people who begin methadone maintenance programs never taper off the drug but continue to use the methadone as an opioid replacement therapy for the rest of their lives

The Ugly

In the 1960’s, methadone was regarded as a miracle to many Americans battling heroin addiction. Today, clinical studies show that methadone may be equally as harmful and addictive as heroin and other widely abused opiates and opioids that methadone has been marketed to treat against.

Methadone acts similarly to heroin and other opioids by binding to Mu-opiod receptors and is stronger than heroin in drug tolerance responses thus qualifying methadone as being potentially more addictive than Heroin. Lex Kogan, Addiction Quarterly: June, 2011

Why Methadone Treatment Continuous’Fails to Successfully Treat Heroin Addiction

Methadone fails to treat heroin addiction simply because it is, in itself, a highly addictive opioid synthetic. In Methadone maintenance, people essentially substitute a heroin addiction with continual methadone dependency, in some individuals this methadone dependency may last a lifetime. Methadone clinics may choose to offer people a short term methadone detox.

A methadone detox, AKA: a methadone taper, is performed by lowering the daily dose of methadone so that it is applied in the form of a downward dosing system over a designated period of time.

The truth is that heroin may be easier to taper for many people as the withdrawal period is half as long for heroin as opposed to methadone.

Why would anyone bother wasting time, energy on a methadone replacement therapy if it prolongs the physical addiction to opioids?

Remember that, until very recent times, methadone programs used to be the only option available that was designed to assist opiate addicted individuals.

Now that ibogaine treatment has swept the nation in television and pop culture things have changed for good……Wether we like it or not, we have to admit that, at times, its been necessary for a few hollywood celebrities to express a personal interest in psychoactive medicine before the majority of Americans take interest.

Fortunately, for those of us who don’t fall into the clutches of mainstream culture, ibogaine awareness continues to grow and mature as the medical and scientific industries deliver the clinical evidence that it deserves.

The reality is, that, with science modern medicine backing up ibogaine’s anti- addictive benefits, there’s no reason anyone should ever wait for mainstream media approval when it comes to empowering oneself with a therapeutic marvel such as ibogaine.

Switching from Methadone to Short Acting Opiates prior to Ibogaine

It is necessary to switch from methadone to a short acting opiate before ibogaine treatment because the methadone takes 4-7 days to leave the system.. Micro-Molar amounts of methadone metabolites exit the body at an even slower rate. These micro-molar amounts of methadone exit the body through the sweat glands beyond the 72 hour point. The 72 hour point refers to the three days of ‘clean time’ when methadone metabolites won’t show up in urinalysis examinations.

Why Ibogaine Therapy is the Viable Solution to Methadone Dependence

Ibogaine clinics around the world boast a 70% success rate when speaking on ibogaine treatment for opiate addiction.

When it comes to treating opiate addiction, ibogaine therapy works wonders for those who want it to.

Free yourself yourself from Methadone addiction forever with a safe and affordable ibogaine treatment at Envision Recovery.