A tranquil and relaxed environment with quality medical care
Nestled among rolling hills in a peaceful town, just far enough from busy San Jose
Comfortable rooms, king size beds, relaxing pools in a lush setting
We are the Evolution of Ibogaine Treatment - I BEGIN AGAIN
The months and days leading up to ibogaine treatment can be a trying time, this is why we provide:
• Registered doctors and nurses on staff and available 24 hours
• Access to massage therapy sessions
• Personalized meals prepared by our chefs during all hours
A Supportive Environment
Our experienced caretakers are always close by and make scheduled visits throughout treatments. Dosages are increased gradually and our clients ease into an experience described as intense, warm and pleasant. Our clients benefit from experiencing ibogaine treatment in the safety of a comfortable supportive environment with experts on hand.
I Begin Again gives you access to massage and cuisine by a personal chef to help put your mind body and spirit at ease during your treatment with ibogaine. Your treatment will remove 85 – 100% of withdrawal pains, leave the rest to our wonderful staff.
With over 20 years of experience in the field, I Begin Again is a leader in Ibogaine treatment modalities.
because YOU deserve to
Renown Treatment Protocols
Over the course of 22 years, I begin again has offered unparalleled ibogaine treatments to the western hemisphere. Our proven ibogaine treatment protocols have been further developed and fine tuned over the last 16 years by Lex Kogan. At I Begin Again, we are 100% committed to providing each and every client with a safe, effective ibogaine experience.
Our medical model has proven to be so effective and well regarded, it has been adopted by many unaffiliated ibogaine treatment centers around the world.
Ibogaine’s principle use is its facilitation of a painless detox period for people addicted to drugs. This medicine has also been recognized for its removal of the effects of negative-conditioning and its promotion of long-term drug abstinence.
Clients have sought out our novel treatment option to address a wide array of conditions including:
Ibogaine Treatment Centers exist all throughout the western hemisphere. Having stood the test of time, our organization has helped shape many of the screening protocols and dosing methods that are now known as the industry standard in medically supervised ibogaine treatment facilities worldwide.
Addiction Interruption and Detoxification Treatments
Type of Treatments
We offer opiate, stimulant, alcohol, and nicotine addiction interruption and detoxification treatments. Each substance has very specific protocols to deliver the safest and most effective experience for our clients.
Opiate addiction and dependency on opiate maintenance drugs such as Methadone and Suboxone negatively affect millions of people around the world. Ibogaine treatment offers the alleviation of severe and painful withdrawal symptoms from the cessation of opiate use.
In some cases, clients experience a complete elimination of these symptoms. Freed from withdrawals, our clients can focus on gaining maximum benefit and transformative insight from their ibogaine experience.
Stimulant, Alcohol, & Nictotine
We also offer addiction interruption for stimulant-dependent clients. People addicted to methamphetamine, cocaine, and various prescription medications can be detoxed effectively with ibogaine. Our staff has seen clients escape the bondage of stimulant addiction and transform their lives for the better with the help of ibogaine.
I Begin Again Treatment Centers have witnessed a high success rate with alleviating nicotine and alcohol addiction. Although legal in most countries, these substances are extremely harmful when abused. Just last year in the United States, nicotine and alcohol related deaths were in the tens of thousands. Ibogaine represents an opportunity to put down these deadly habits and never look back.
because YOU deserve FREEDOM
A Transformative Experience
While many people visit I Begin Again to address specific health challenges like those listed above, a number of people come to have a psycho-spiritual experience. Ibogaine can offer profound insights into the nature, purpose, and meaning of one’s life.
The idea of ibogaine therapy can seem intimidating for people new to this medicine. We want to make sure all of our clients are well informed and prepared for their session. Our experienced ibogaine facilitators will be there alongside registered medical nurses and doctors to support you every step of the way.
We want your treatment to be a transformative and therapeutic experience. Whatever your reason for seeking this life changing medicine, we offer support and caregiving throughout the entire process including the 72 hr integration phase that follows your treatment.
Pre-treatment, Treatment Sessions, After Care
When deciding whether or not to take ibogaine treatment, individuals should be wary of listening to the advice of just one individual.
Due to ibogaine’s potentially life-changing effects, individuals who have had extremely positive experiences may allow their enthusiasm to override the safety concerns. Likewise, potential ibogaine users should not let one of their peers’ negative experiences stop them from seeing for themselves what ibogaine has to offer.
Any treatment provided by an experienced and knowledgeable ibogaine therapist will include a medical and psychiatric review for the patient’s safety. We provide a screening process to help ensure client safety.
While ibogaine treatment may represent a major medical breakthrough, there is an inherent level of risk with ibogaine treatment.
Ibogaine can be dangerous, even lethal, when mixed with certain substances and pharmaceuticals. Ingesting too much of the substance, being excessively thin, or suffering from liver or heart problems are dangers associated with this type of treatment.
Please understand I Begin Again has strict protocols and extended abstinence from some medication is necessary for safety and efficacy. Certain medications such as Suboxone and some psychiatric pharmaceuticals need to be out of the system for 2-3 months for the best possible results.
We screen for psychiatric and physical well-being to ensure your safety. Ibogaine is subject to interactions with some psychiatric medications, suboxone and other hard opiates. It’s important to be forthcoming about what medications you take, if any.
- General good health – Applies to all possible candidates seeking ibogaine treatment for opiate related addictions or psychological reasons
- No past psychotic breaks – Excludes specific groups of individuals, i.e. people that have shown elements of schizophrenia in personal history.
- No heart problems – Applies to all applicants that wish to experience an ibogaine treatment in the classical tradition.
- No serious liver problems – Applies to all candidates that may have compromised hepatic function.
To avoid possible complications with ibogaine therapy, each client must meet the necessary health requirements and undergo two simple medical tests:
- EKG to assess the heart
- blood test to evaluate the liver
Rest AssuredWe will never rush someone into treatment. Instead we will create an individualized treatment plan based on the client’s specific situation and needs.
Treatment SessionThe effect of ibogaine last between 15 and 36 hours, depending on the dose and the individual metabolism.
A person with a longtime addiction should allow herself or himself a convalescent period of 1-3 days after the 2 days dedicated to ibogaine. Methadone users should allow themselves at least 1 week.
Our medical monitoring begins 24 hours prior to treatment and 72 hours following. Clients stay at the facility for a total of 5 nights and 6 days with extended stay options available.
Does Ibogaine Hurt?After two decades of offering Ibogaine at our center, we find opiate withdrawals are eradicated within the first dose given. Following the first dose, the acute and post acute withdrawal symptoms are controlled entirely throughout all opioid related detox sessions. Former addicts may experience some insomnia after the treatment for up to 3 weeks, which is responsive to sleeping medication.
What Will I Experience?
This depends, to some extent, on the purpose for which the ibogaine is being ingested.
A person with a long-term heroin addiction will not necessarily have the same experience as a person wanting to resolve chronic depression or anxiety.
Nevertheless, all will find that their treatment involves both physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions.
40 minutes after ingestion, a buzzing in the ears heralds dreamlike visions, dancing lights, flashes of images, symbolic or actual representations of current subconscious themes.
2 to 4 hours: these “waking dreams” slowly fade away giving room to what is described as resetting the biochemistry of the brain, an integration of the first phase.
20 to 36 hours: the last signs of dizziness, ataxia, inability to sleep will disappear and the person is fully functional again.
48 to 72 hours: an obvious increase in endorphin output leads to a general sense of well-being, known as the renaissance effect.
Aftercare and Follow Up
Post Treatment Insomnia
Many people experience an 18 to 21 day interval of insomnia following Ibogaine treatment due to the brain’s regulating effects of GDNF functioning at higher levels in the frontal areas of cerebral territory.
Ibogaine grants many of our clients a new lease on life. We want to be there for you even after you leave our center for any questions, advice on aftercare plans, and just to share in what you are up to in your post-ibogaine life. Please visit our After Care page for more info and support!