There are several types of drug treatments/rehabs available in the United States and almost all of them offer the same “one size fits all” plan regardless of the substance abused or the individual's background.

Ibogaine treatment tends to focus on the unique individual case to ensure proper care. Many traditional treatment centers have little sympathy for the addicts that seek their help, but people who choose to provide ibogaine are looking to save lives first.

Most standard treatment programs offer opioid maintenance medicine that is often counterproductive. In many instances, people complete their program, but have a new addiction to buprenorphine (Suboxone) or methadone. Both of these drugs have an extremely high potential for abuse, can lead to overdose and lead to opiate withdrawals that are often worse than heroin withdrawals because they are synthetic and require more time to fully detoxify.

Ibogaine actually fulfills the function of an opioid antagonist, prevents cravings, and promotes overall happiness and well-being. In many respects it is like a natural, healthier version of Suboxone or Vivitrol except it has a higher success rate, only takes one dose, and usually no negative side effects.

There are more overdoses on methadone every year than ibogaine, while ibogaine remains illegal in the United States. Ibogaine treatment followed by an appropriate aftercare program has consistently demonstrated a 85%-90% success rate. This is also achieved at a fraction of the cost of traditional rehabs.