Ibogaine therapy for drug addiction in the clinic MedicoMente – Kiev, Ukraine

Ibogaine is a psychoactive substance isolated from the root bark of the evergreen shrub Tabernanthe Iboga, which grows exclusively in West Africa. For centuries, the African Bwiti tribes have used iboga roots as a medicine for spiritual and personal growth. Ibogaine became known in Europe and America in the early 20th century as an unparalleled powerful natural neurostimulant and hallucinogen.


Medical experiments in the early 20th century showed that iboga extract affects the nervous system, causing it to relax and desensitize. A number of subsequent studies have proved ibogaine to be effective in treating depression, neuroses, and hysteria, relieves the experience of severe destructive emotions, and also helps to cope with unresolved internal conflicts.


In 1962, H. Lotsof, a heroin addict, conducted his own research, which showed that ibogaine can relieve symptoms of opium withdrawal and helps to get rid of drug addiction and compulsive thoughts in the need for drugs. Ibogaine therapy for drug addiction is offered by many addiction treatment clinics in countries where this drug is not included in the banned list: Europe and some countries of the American continent.


It is used in the treatment of addiction for:


  • opium
  • crack
  • cocaine
  • heroin
  • amphetamine
  • methadone and other synthetic stimulants



In Ukraine, ibogaine hydrochloride containing drugs do not have a legal status but belong to the group of biologically active substances. They are not included in the list of prohibited substances, and can be used in clinics under the supervision of doctors, provided there is an approved internal protocol for use based on the US FDI protocol.

Ibogaine therapy

Ibogaine therapy is recognized as an effective alternative treatment for drug addiction. An alkaloid isolated from the bark of the iboga root acts on serotonin and opioid receptors, reduces their sensitivity and blocks the onset of euphoria. The psychedelic effect of the drug allows the addict to realize his/her problem, cope with anxiety and take a conscious step towards changing their life for the better.


The ibogaine therapy, a plant-based alkaloid, should be combined with professional psychological support. Only in this way it will help enable the addicted person to consciously approach internal problems and conflicts, change consciousness and inner awareness of the problem, make a decision to stop taking drugs and learn to cope with difficulties without using them, change thinking and attitude towards psychoactive substances.


The feature of the ibogaine treatment of drug addiction at MedicoMente, Kyiv, is that the doses of the ibogaine hydrochloride drugs are neither physically, nor mentally addictive.


The therapy relieves and helps overcome severe withdrawal symptoms and undergo detoxification with minimal discomfort.

The effectiveness of ibogaine therapy for drug addiction and alcoholism

According to data published by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Research, 80-85% of drug and alcohol addicts after ibogaine therapy have not taken drugs or alcohol for at least a year. Other studies on the effects of ibogaine in combination with psychotherapy have shown that 61% of drug addicts of the control group knowingly quit using cocaine, crack, and cannabis.


MedicoMente, a modern addiction treatment center in Kyiv, provides ibogaine therapy in Ukraine. The many years of experience of the doctors of the clinic confirms that drug withdrawal after ibogaine therapy is observed more often than after undergoing treatment with other methods and even on the basis of generally accepted international protocols.

Ibogaine safety

As a powerful psychostimulant and hallucinogen, ibogaine can lead to serious consequences and even death if taken without proper supervision by a professional physician with experience in its use. Only a precisely calculated dose, based on tests and diagnostics, allows the use of ibogaine hydrochloride as the optimal drug for withdrawal symptoms.


Throughout the course, the doctor must monitor the patient’s condition, the body’s vital activity, especially the heart and respiratory function, monitor and promptly stop the side effects of the drug. Only in this case the treatment will be safe and effective.


Contraindications for ibogaine therapy:


  • Diagnosed severe heart disease (heart failure, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia, congenital heart disease);
  • Vascular pathologies of the central nervous system;
  • Anemia and interruptions in the activity of the CVS;
  • Severe mental disorders;


Side effects of uncontrolled ibogaine treatment:


  • Tremor of the limbs;
  • Cataleptic syndrome;
  • Cramps;
  • Convulsions;
  • Confused consciousness;
  • Ataxia;
  • Bradycardia;
  • Brain edema;
  • Respiratory depression;
  • Cardiorespiratory arrest.

Ibogaine therapy for drug addiction at MedicoMente

The doctors of MedicoMente have vast experience in the treatment of various addictions; they prescribe ibogaine therapy only after a thorough and detailed medical examination, which includes the diagnosis of all organs and systems.


Before starting treatment, a complete detoxification of the body from drugs, alcohol and their decay products is mandatory to prevent possible complications due to the double effects of drugs and ibogaine. This can be fatal for the body and lead to its death.


The patient receives treatment exclusively in a hospital setting in a specialized equipped room to avoid risks and side effects, as well as objectively exclude the possible intake of drugs and alcohol immediately before the procedure, which, alas, the patient may have access to outside the clinic.


The medical center has all the necessary conditions for stay:


  • Extensive diagnostic and statistical data;
  • Consultations with psychotherapists and addictologists;
  • Visits of relatives (in agreement with the administration);
  • Comfortable hotel-level wards;
  • Recreation and leisure areas;
  • Constant access to the Internet;
  • Secured territory.



Ibogaine therapy is received only in combination with additional specialized therapies.


In particular, the center offers professional psychological support. The clinic’s specialists help the patient make a deliberate decision to stop using drugs.


The main goal is to overcome addiction, learn how to deal with the problems and stresses without the help of psychotropic substances, improve your life, and make a fresh start.



Making an appointment is quite simple:



Visit us at:
Medovaia Str., 10., Kalyna horticultural society, Hnedynska village council, Boryspil district, Kyiv region


If necessary, we provide transfer from Kyiv airports and train stations.

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