Aftercare & Integration

Iboga Quest Aftercare

Ibogaine and the multiple alkaloids of Iboga influence many elements of the body, mind and spirit, in addition to addiction interruption. There are situations where-in the effective application of the Ibogaine session is only a part of that which leads to “success”.

Iboga Quest has developed individual programs tailored to your needs. In essence, an Ibogaine application session may typically range from 3-5 days, but you may well benefit by staying for 2 weeks or even longer.
This can be very helpful for you to acclimate to a heightened perspective and avoid immediate immersion into challenging environments and circumstances.

Keeping in mind that Ibogaine has an overwhemling success rate for addiction interruption and for a period of remarkable clarity, it is often only half the job. In many instances a hasty return to your environment and a life of familiarity presents a challenge which often is better met having some additional time to experience yourself anew.

There are also instances where it seems that a “booster” of additional Ibogaine, in much smaller doses, is called for. For Iboga Quest this is a new protocol and we therefore apply it in carefully selected instances. Such a session would also require your extended stay.

So after the customary 3-5 days of the Ibogaine session, if it is appropriate to stay longer, we will help you assess what arrangements may best suit your needs and capabilities. So when you call, be sure to discuss your needs and concerns.

Plan your integration. Integration is the key to achieving the full long term benefits of Ibogaine therapy be it for mood disorders or substance addiction.


Being so extraordinary, why doesn’t Ibogaine work in 100% of cases?
Some people have hidden viruses or unconscious self sabotage programs returning to reinstall the dependence program.

Imagine a floating iceberg in the Arctic Ocean.The seventh part floating on the surface, represents your conscious mind, there it is your idea of leaving your dependency. The other six parts that are sunken, represent your unconscious mind.

Down there, there are, first, trends or forces that do not want you to come out of your addiction and, on the other hand, there are also some other forces you can use to completely abandon your dependencies. The correlation between these unconscious forces determines the success of the iboga treatment.

What should I do to make iboga work for me?
You must identify if this master plant is your exit door or your entrance door. There are people who come to Iboga Quest in a phase of their lives in which, through psychotherapy or vital experiences, already had identified and neutralized much of their self-sabotage viruses. For them iboga treatment is the exit door that definitely leads them out of the addiction. There are other people who have not “bottomed out” or who have not worked enough with themselves to remove these viruses. For them iboga can be the entrance door to their healing path if they take advantage of the physical and mental respite afforded to them, and then start an effective psychotherapeutic program to help them see what they have not seen in order to reprogram their habits.

What kind of self-sabotage viruses exist?
There are several traumatic events or conditions that predispose to addiction, here are some:

  • Absent parents or parents with addiction problems. For example, if your father was not present in your life or was abusing any substance or behavior because he had no self-control, he could not teach you that, you didn’t have his example. And if you did not had any other reference model, it is likely that no one else has taught you that and that’s why you have not yet learned self-control.
  • Absent mothers or mothers with depression problems. For example, if you heard your mother saying more than once that she wants to die or if she spend long periods locked in her room, unconsciously you want to save her by attracting attention on you, sometimes being sloppy or entangling yourself in addictive behaviors.
  • Conscious or unconscious guilt. If you committed a criminal act or did any other thing you are ashamed for, is likely to use some kind of dependency as self-punishment. For example, if you are female and suffered some voluntary abortion, sometimes you draw upon yourself destructive relationships or behaviors as addictions in order to unconsciously punish yourself.
  • Traumatic imprints. For example, if your first sexual arousal occurred in a context of abuse, your subconscious is conditioned to look for abusive situations to be excited, simply because it lacks the proper training to get the excitement in normal situations.
  • Repressed feelings. Sometimes we abuse substances or behaviors when we do not allow ourselves to experience such feelings as pain, depressio, loneliness, boringness or fear.

How are self sabotage viruses deactivated?
The first step is to identify them. Sometimes you can do it on your own and sometimes professional help is required to achieve it. Once you have seen them, you need to do some work in order to overcome them. This can also be made on your own or seeking appropriate professional advice. Depending on the case, you can look for a psychotherapist, a Family Constellations facilitator, a sex therapist, a counselor, a priest, a self-help group, and so on.

If I need help, who I can turn to?
Trust your therapist so he or she can help you to identify your self-sabotage viruses and then you can work together or you can be derived to the right professional to receive the right treatment you need.

Igor Adrian Llano was adopted by the nahua shamanic community when he was seven years old after having survived a lightning strike with his father, and was crowned as a nahua medicine man at age fourteen. His father introduced him to the wirikuta peyote pilgrimage since he was ten, and into the teonanacatl –sacred mushroom- “velada” since age thirteen. He has traveled several times to the Putumayo region of the Colombian amazon and apprenticed the way of yahé (ayahuasca) from the Cofan and Inga tribes. Igor has also been vision questing and sun dancing with Lakota elders for several years. Now he is a transpersonal psychotherapist, disciple of Dr. Claudio Naranjo, and has been learning about Iboga the last couple of years through Barry, Veronica, and the spirit of Iboga itself. He is also a radical non-dualist (Dzogchen Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta), a traditional healer, fitotherapist, acupuncturist, psycho-corporal masseuse, transpersonal thanatologist, and the founder of SEER the spiritual emergency and psychedelic crisis network for Latin America.

Roger Guest, M.Ed. LADC
I am a professional psychotherapist, long time meditator and licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor with a personal and professional interest in ibogaine spanning over ten years. Having tasted Iboga, I know it to be a powerful and unique medicine. Clearly, those who go to the trouble and expense to seek out the ibogaine experience are motivated to grow and for such brave and fortunate people, change is inevitable. However, patterns are stubborn and maximizing this potent opportunity is not simple. With genuine respect for the treatment and those being treated, I am available via SKYPE to those who might benefit from follow-up therapy sessions.

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karina-malpicaKarina Malice
A local Mexican psychologist (who speaks English). You can see her at the end of your iboga treatment, either on line or in person if dates allow.

Massage and Bodywork
Guests are encouraged to take advantage of practitioners of distinctly different massage techniques who will come here to help you with the process of body-mind integration.

A session is $500 pesos … around $45 US.

rosa-belendezRosa Beléndez
A local, skilled homeopathic physician, who has a long practice focusing on addiction disorders, sees most of our post session guests. She usually employs a combination of hands-on with focus techniques.

Her usual fee is generally $600 pesos … converting to around $50 US.
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Iboga Quest Mexico

We are here to help you engage with the strong spirit of the Ibogaine and facilitate an experience of depth; cultivating freedom from these patterns of addiction and habituation.

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