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Ibogaine, as a therapy for substance abuse, is becoming increasingly recognized as a valid treatment protocol in addiction interruption.
Testing within laboratory settings with animal subjects has demonstrated in pre-clinical trials that Ibogaine significantly reduces self-administration of cocaine, morphine, and amphetamines.
The Ibogaine treatment intention is to interrupt the cyclical patterns of addiction. Most substance abuse scenarios consists of a combination of physical, psychological and emotional components. This treatment method often provides profound insights into core behavior patterns that limit rational decision making processes while providing powerful guidance into the life of the drug user and empowering lasting change.
Studies have shown that Ibogaine – and its primary metabolite – interact with numerous neuro-receptors and neuro-transporters. These make up the cellular network that modulates the activity of dopaminergic-dependent and independent circuits. The multi-site actions of Ibogaine suggest that simultaneous modulation of more than one neural mechanism may therefore be an effective pharmacological treatment approach.
Most interestingly, Ibogaine is proven to inhibit self-administration of cocaine in rats. In fact, one dose of Ibogaine would decrease cocaine consumption in 5 days by 60-80%. Ibogaine was also found to lower the self-administration of morphine and alcohol.
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