Many treatments charge an arm and a leg for 1-on-1 counseling, group therapy, and AA/NA meetings, while many others use this same format with the addition of cocktails of several different drugs. While these do work for some people who are committed to change, that still leaves 80-90% of patients with the likelihood of relapsing. The modern addiction recovery services today reflect an industrialized-treatment complex as millions of people seek recovery assistance each year and with such low success rates, many people likely return to the same institutions that previously failed them, and then relapse again upon their release. It is a broken system, but there is another option that actually works.

Ibogaine treatment can be completed within one week, giving patients a 20% chance of never relapsing without aftercare. This is already higher than conventional methods and with an effective aftercare, the chances of never relapsing again are raised to 80-90%. The type of aftercare is a key element in a person's sobriety after ibogaine treatment is completed. Since noribogaine will likely persist throughout the entirety of after care, it is important to be in an environment where no drugs are prescribed to any patients. Being physically active is extremely important so access to a gym is a major component in restructuring one's life.

An emphasis on nutrition also serves an important role in recovery. It is also recommended by many that other activities be integrated into one's life that demonstrate new strategies for coping with any of the potential root causes. Triggers to these core problems will inevitably arise after they return to home and its extremely important to have knowledge and tools for recognizing them. Ibogaine often provides people with more psychological insight into their own life than therapy ever could. For this reason therapy is a must, but the therapist should be familiar with assisting ibogaine patients.

An aftercare that is exclusive to ibogaine patients is an ideal environment for patients because gives them the feeling of being part of a community. In a non-exclusive ibogaine aftercare clinic the recipient will have a more difficult time interpreting his experience, making it more difficult to get the most out of their recovery.

Typically, a 30-60 day aftercare plan is enough time for the recovery to set in, as long it is an aftercare that practices an alternative, holistic methodology to combating this disorder, while preparing each individual with their own plan to return with a new outlook on their recovery.