Every generation assigns “the most dangerous drug” title to the drug inflicting the most societal damage. It would appear that fentanyl is now that drug. Fentanyl is thought to be between 50 to 100 times more powerful than heroin. It is a short-acting drug, so like heroin, users who build up a tolerance will require progressively higher dosages. Ibogaine treatment in Mexico has been receiving more clients seeking an answer to this debilitating addiction. Casa Santa Isabel has structured a special program for ibogaine treatment for fentanyl that the clinic considers world-class. 

Rise of Fentanyl Use

Fentanyl was originally developed as a painkiller. It is a synthetic opioid, and drug dealers have used different analogs of fentanyl to increase the potency of a vast array of drugs. Fentanyl is synthesized internationally in countries like India, China, and Mexico and then exported in the form of pills or powder. Users can buy fentanyl on its own or other drugs laced with fentanyl. Reduced breathing rates are a common side-effect, and overdoses are frequent. Ibogaine treatment for fentanyl is a new tool to combat this addiction.

Quitting without Ibogaine

The mental and physical side effects associated with quitting fentanyl without ibogaine treatment are harrowing. The brain’s opioid receptors are triggered with fentanyl use, and withdrawal symptoms feature extreme anxiety, muscle pain, intense cravings, and trouble sleeping. As opposed to other opioids, fentanyl withdrawal symptoms attack the body sooner and are stronger. The effects can go on as long as 5 to 10 days making typical withdrawal programs very ineffective.

Ibogaine Treatment – Proven Results

As the study noted in Ibogaine Treatment for Heroin and Other Opiates ( “Ibogaine treatment outcomes for opioid dependence from a twelve-month follow-up observational study”), ibogaine has been proven effective in curbing opioid abuse. Fentanyl, like heroin, is an opioid.

Another study, “Treatment of acute opioid withdrawal with ibogaine,” noted similar positive results in 33 cases that received ibogaine treatment.   

The Results:

Signs of opioid withdrawal occurred in 25 of the 33 cases within the first 24 hours after ibogaine treatment. This lasted for another 72 hours of post-treatment evaluation.

Ibogaine Treatment in Mexico – Casa Santa Isabel

Due to fentanyl still being a relatively new drug, Casa Santa Isabel has additional safety protocols in place to deal with patients seeking withdrawal with ibogaine. ALS-trained staff members are on-site and attentive when dealing with fentanyl withdrawal, and patients remain under close supervision for the duration of the ibogaine treatment. Casa Santa Isabel clinicians remain steadfast in their objective of helping users never return to this toxic substance after they leave the facility.