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Be sure of the important role you play in this process consciously. You have been chosen by the person being treated as a companion during an important and extraordinary life experience, which shows great trust.


Your task is to offer the person being treated the necessary comfort and to provide support in all possible situations. If the person who confides in you is completely helpless and disoriented, you will need to take them to the bathroom, give them water, dispose of vomit, check their pulse and temperature, etc.

You must be willing to consult a doctor if something goes wrong.

Make sure you get enough sleep before the treatment. You have to stay awake for the next 20 hours because you're not supposed to take your eyes off the person.

Make sure the room can be darkened if the treatment isn't at night. Iboga makes you sensitive to light, so there should be no unnecessary light sources in the room. The exception are light sources for orientation in space.

You should make sure you have everything you need for the next few hours on hand.

Remind yourself that the person will not be properly approachable for a few hours.

Are important:

  • Emergency phone numbers (ambulance, doctor and hospital)

  • phone

  • meals

  • Water

  • reading material

  • Internet or similar entertainment.

In the hours before the treatment it is essential to ensure rest.

The person being treated must not have any residues of opiates or amphetamines in their body. This could have life-threatening consequences!

If in doubt, it is better to wait longer before taking ibogaine. If in doubt, a urine drug test should be performed. A hot full bath or shower can help against withdrawal symptoms that occur.

Make sure the recipient has comfortable, freshly laundered, lightweight clothing to wear.

In order to create optimal conditions for the treatment, a meditative mood should be created. Draw awareness to taking the ibogaine. Ask the plant for guidance and healing. It makes sense to use music, candlelight and a relaxing scent.

When everything is in place and prepared, it is important to pay close attention to and implement the dosage and to fill the medication cleanly.

Sufficient water should be given in a drinking bottle every 30 minutes, at least 1/4 liter at a time. Buckets and towels should be ready, as often everything is vomited up immediately after drinking. With withdrawal detox treatments, vomiting can last up to 10 hours.

Paper and pen for logging the most important data should always be at hand. The time and amount taken, the test dose, and other important information should be recorded. If necessary, you should prepare to record a video.

Before the treatment, the resting heart rate must be determined with a blood pressure monitor and written down.

Pulse and body temperature should be checked hourly for the first 6 hours.

If the pulse falls below 50 beats/minute or the body temperature rises above 39.5°C, the emergency doctor must be called immediately!

In general, the doctor must be informed immediately in all cases of an unusual development, for example in the case of difficult breathing or breathing pauses! It is therefore essential to have emergency telephone numbers for rescue, doctor and hospital at hand.


First, a test dose (50-100 mg) should be administered. If no allergic reactions occur within the first 30-45 minutes, the remainder of the treatment dose should be administered.

As an accompanying person, you should make yourself comfortable for the duration of the treatment,in such a way that you always have an eye on the person being treated and can reach them quickly.

Under no circumstances should the person being treated stand up alone, because their balance will be severely disturbed. This could seriously injure her!

Of course, this also applies to a visit to the toilet, which the person being treated is not allowed to do alone.

After ingestion, all activities that arise should be stopped, i.e. the treated person should spend the next few hours in bed, even if the active phase (approx. 5-7 hours) seems to be over and the treated person wants to get up. The time of reflection assecond part of the treatment is as important as the active first part. This should be enforced if necessary, as should drinking the water.

After the treatment, fresh food should be given in the form of easily digestible fruits and vegetables. Drinking drinks containing electrolytes is also helpful.

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