What is ibogaine and is it successful for the treatment of opiate addiction?

Ibogaine. Is a naturally occuring psychoactive agent in iboga plants, used in some countries to detox. From opiates & alcohol & narcotics. It is known to cause hallucinations & dissociative states & is banned in most countries.

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What is ibogaine, and how successful is it for the treatment of opiate addiction?

Ibogaine. The most-studied therapeutic effect of ibogaine is the reduction or elimination of addiction to opioids. An integral effect is the alleviation of symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Researchers note that there remains a "need for systematic investigation in a conventional clinical research setting. There are many people relapsing within days or weeks after ibogaine. What is the success? No solid data. Read more...
See below. It is a hallucinogenic substance that is not available in the us. Treatment for opiate addiction does not have scientific support. Read more...

I live just over the border in Vancouver BC. However my father is American & lives there. I know Canada & the United States offer different treatment options in some areas. So my question is about Opiate Addiction & what treatment options, new & old u can

Several. suboxone, methadone are substitutes. Long acting injectible blockers prevent getting high. Then, there's outpatient (suboxone/blockers). Specialized clinic (methadone) and inpatient and/or residential settings. and 12 step programs. You might want a directed question to me; I am board certified in addiction. Read more...