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The Cost : Why is iBogaine Treatment Expensive?

Updated: Nov 18, 2017


Cost is one of the key deciding factors when it comes to choosing a iBogaine provider, especially in today’s tough economic climate where people are trying to save money and whenever possible, minimize their outgoing expenses. The cost of the type of ibogaine treatment can be influenced by many factors, such as the location, amenities, and the most obvious of which being the type of treatment you’ll need, such as ibogaine treatment for spiritual development vis-à-vis ibogaine for opiate detox.


At iBogaine Thailand, our expenses are 65% percent of our cost. Why are they so high if you may ask? It is because just like anyone else in a paid form of employment, we we have a highly experienced team that’s comprised of healers, nurses, facilitators and medical staff in conjunction with providing a sea-side resort accommodation and its associated amenities, fresh fruit/fruit juice throughout the stay, post recovery counselling/integration support, supplements and energy healing work. It is also important to note that we are also the cheapest ibogaine facilitator in Asia, North and South Americas that offer individually tailored ibogaine treatments for addiction cessation along with session for emotional trauma healing, depression/anxiety issues and psycho-spiritual growth.

Our job is to ensure you a safe, supportive, private and comfortable setting for ibogaine to be administered. We consider it our responsibility to give you the support, environment, safety, confidentiality and love you deserve while going through this journey. At iBogaine Thailand, we follow Global Ibogaine Therapist Alliance (GITA) standards of ethics and safety. While the standards of ibogaine application continue to evolve, following these standard criteria of application helps to ensure our guests' Ibogaine experience will be safe and ethically sound.

To help you better understand the ibogaine treatment cost, here’s a breakdown on the cost involved in a ibogaine treatment. The main thing for anyone who is considering a ibogaine treatment is to figure out where the value is at.


Administrative overhead?

That person needs to get paid for their job answering your email enquires, twitter, linkedin or facebook messages. Typically, every Ibogaine treatment consultation usually takes up a series of email exchanges, or even phone/Skype calls to determine fit and treatment eligibility. And moving forward, the same person will do the booking, take your deposit and provide you with all the administrative know-how for your ibogaine treatment session. Then there is also a consultation time you spend with the facilitator and time they spend later on determining your ibogaine treatment plan.


Who and where the facilitators trained?

Cost can be further influenced who and where you have your treatment. Different provider charge very different rate depending on their reputation and whether they work for themselves or a large company. As ibogaine gets more popular, there are also an increasing number of providers all over the world. But buyers beware, many providers just do not have the experience with this indigenous medicine or a stringent screening process You want to make sure your provider is competent, caring and committed for the long haul.


Is there medical staff (i.e. doctor and nurse) available during your treatment?

You want there to be a nurse there at essentially all times and access to an experienced doctor. Period.


What is the cost of ibogaine?

Iboga is a slow growing plant and a root derived medicine. It takes 5 to 7 years for an iboga plant to mature and be a viable source of medicine. As a plant, it can't be patented and pharmaceutical companies are unwilling to invest in a drug they can’t patent, fearing low returns on investments. And all these contributing factors make ibogaine expensive to procure in the first place.


What is the quality of the ibogaine you are getting?

There is a lot of different grades of ibogaine out there. You should only be dealing with providers who work with the best, and purest ibogaine that is extracted in a real laboratory.


How much ibogaine will you be given?

At iBogaine Thailand, we administered ibogaine as per your body weight. Sometimes, additional boosters will be given to clients during their stay to cope with PAWS (withdrawals from opiates).


What are the accommodations like?

Do you have your own space or are you sharing a space with someone else who is also doing the treatment? Is there more than the minimum standard of accommodation?


How many guests are there at once?

The maximum number of people should not exceed 2 people at a time. I.e. A couple. This is because 100% caring and monitoring of clients is mandatory for any provider. The more people the less focused care for the clients. The cost of the treatment should be cheaper the more people being treated simultaneously.   


What kind of support is available during and after your ibogaine session?

Are there people there that are able and willing to talk and process your experience with you? This can be an integral part of the healing.  The ‘sitters’ need to be trained in assisting you in case of a ‘bad trip’ and helping you to get back on a positive path towards you goal of healing. You want them to also be available to you by phone and email once you return home, incase you need help re-integrating.


Can they help in your re-integration process?

Are they skilled and interested to help you figure out your plan when you return home? This is key to your long term success.


What “extras” do they offer?

Do they offer yoga, shamanic ceremonies, energy healing, outings and other supplemental activities? Everyone of these things contribute to ibogaine treatment costs. There are some things that are essential and others that are personal preference. Still, this may be important things to consider.


Do they have any referrals?  

A reputable ibogaine provider that’s been around will have many referrals and testimonials, both online and past clients you can call.

Anyone can give you the “right” answers to these questions. So, you need to be do your homework and figure out if your chosen provider actually does these things or not. It’s helpful to ask these questions before you chose your ibogaine provider.

Most importantly ask yourself this before you make your decision: Does the cost of that provider match up with the value they’re providing? This is why you should not shop around for the best price, but the best quality service that serves your needs.

When researching for a iBogaine provider, people naturally want their treatment done at the lowest cost. But in reality it doesn’t matter how much ibogaine treatment cost, unless you have a solid after-care plan. If you don’t have an after-care plan, or willingness to create a plan after your ibogaine treatment, you may as well not do ibogaine in the first place. The difference between long lasting success and going back to your old behaviours is how you integrate yourself back home with the lessons learned from the ibogaine treatment.


If you don’t have the funds, but want to experience ibogaine treatment, here’s some suggestions for raising the money:

Ask your family for help.

Create a crowdfunding profile on sites such as GoFundMe and ask your community for help.

Save when you can.

You will make this work.

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