With Ibogaine Suboxone Dependency Can Finally End
Ibogaine Suboxone (subs) therapy has helped many people overcome their dependency. Suboxone is a brand of the second generation opioid Buprenorphine (bupes). Also in this category is Subutex.
Originially For Fast Opiate Taper, Now A Replacement Therapy
Suboxone’s use as an opiate taper therapy has been overcome by its use as a permanent replacement therapy for short acting opiates, in the tradition of methadone. Another suboxone application has been for pain management, though this is less prevalent. Subs come in sublingual strips and pills.
Common adverse drug reactions associated with the use of buprenorphine are similar to those of other opioids and include: nausea, vomiting, cognitive and neural inhibition, drowsiness, urinary retention, headache, memory loss, itching, sweating, dry mouth, dizziness, hypotension, and decreased libido.
What’s Withdrawal From Suboxone And Subutex Like?
For ibogaine suboxone therapy, this is where it gets complicated. Buprenorphine has a very long half life (37 hours or so), so that, when combined with the ‘stacking’ that occurs from continuous use, it remains in the system for at least a month, frequently more than two months. ‘Cold turkey’ cessation of suboxone means months of full-blown opiate withdrawal symptoms.
Those who have gone through ‘cold turkey’ detox from buprenorphine agree that it is more difficult and prolonged than a non-synthetic short acting opiate.
What happens when ibogaine interacts with buprenorphine?
Ibogaine opiate detox processes begin when one begins to show early signs of withdrawal. Because of the sticky nature, stacking and long half life of subutex, ibogaine does not reach the broadest possible base of receptors. The “flooding” of receptor sites by the ibogaine is inefficient. Opiate withdrawal symptoms are under-addressed and will reappear.
Also, there are negative cardiac indications for ibogaine suboxone combinations.
The IbogaLife Protocol For Frequent And Continual Subutex Users
Switching to a short acting opiate (SAO) for a certain period before natural ibogaine suboxone treatment is standard protocol for all responsible ibogaine providers. Typical SAOs are morphine, oxycontin and heroin.
The exact period of SAO use before ibogaine needs to be determined with our RN. No one should stop their suboxone maintenance therapy before screenings and preparations are made by IbogaLife staff.