Suboxone and Subutex are opioid medications that share a common active ingredient: buprenorphine. Approved by the FDA to treat opioid addiction in 2002, both drugs, like methadone, essentially addicted users to these new drugs. Ibogaine treatment for Suboxone and Subutex is also a growing area as more and more medical practitioners use these highly addictive substances to treat underlying opioid addiction. The only effective way to treat these addictions, however, is with ibogaine and addressing root trauma and the conditions behind it. 

Rise of Suboxone & Subutex Use

Suboxone and Subutex share three things in common – the same previously mentioned active ingredient (buprenorphine), their ability to fight cravings, and proven success in alleviating withdrawal symptoms. These three characteristics explain the rise of Suboxone and Subutex use. Yet, the presence of buprenorphine can have a euphoric effect for many users, and that alone has led to more and more users seeking a path out of opioid addiction and into the arms of Suboxone and Subutex.

Quitting without Ibogaine

There are lots of previous users who have quit Suboxone and Subutex without ibogaine. But for the most part, like methadone, users end up switching and taking up a new addiction over the long term. Ibogaine treatment puts users into a reflective state that is unmatched. No other treatment has this reflective property, the ability to transport the patient into an introspective head-space where they are forced to confront and subsequently analyze how the addiction began and construct plans on how to end it.

Ibogaine Treatment – Proven Results

While there have been few, if any, longitudinal studies on ibogaine treatment of Suboxone and Subutex, there is much to tell from similar opioid studies involving ibogaine treatment. UC Davis Health – Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing provides a complete literature review here.

The Results:

Of the five reviewed studies, researchers found:

  • Ibogaine was related to decreases in depressive symptoms and improvement in seven life areas that are commonly affected by opioid use disorder.

Ibogaine Treatment in Mexico – Casa Santa Isabel

Treating addiction to Suboxone and Subutex is still a relatively new field. While the two share much in common with other opioids, the withdrawal symptoms are unique, and there are also psychological hypotheses as to why users have navigated to these drugs as opposed to methadone. As such, it is important to seek treatment at a clinic like Casa Santa Isabel, which has experience treating Suboxone and Subutex addiction.