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Ibogaine anti addiction programme

What is Ibogaine?

Ibogaine is an indole alkaloid found in the plant Tabernanthe iboga. It is a psychoactive, non-addictive substance which helps you to recover from addiction while reducing the severity and duration of withdrawal symptoms. Ibogaine repairs damaged brain tissue and increases the neuroplasticity of the brain by promoting the formation of new neural connections.


Conditions treated:

Drug addiction

  • Cocaine
  • Heroine
  • Methamphetamine

Alcohol addiction;

Opioid addiction;


Hive safety protocol

Amongst our core principles, our сlient’s health and safety comes above all else. In case of emergencies on-site, we are fully staffed and equipped – in our clinic there are always intensivists, nurses, and there is also a large hospital next to us. Our doctors are on site 24 hours a day and provide the patient with complete safety – we guarantee that every step during your treatment is under close medical supervision. Prior to arrival, you will be asked to undergo a comprehensive psychological testing as well as broader medical tests to be approved for the treatment programme. Upon arrival at the clinic, you will be asked to undergo a series of medical examinations to form an individual treatment programme.


FAQ

What is ibogaine and how does it work?

Ibogaine is an indole alkaloid found in the plant Tabernanthe iboga. It is a psychoactive, non-addictive substance which helps to recover from addiction while reducing the severity and duration of withdrawal symptoms. Ibogaine repairs damaged brain tissue and increases the neuroplasticity of the brain by promoting the formation of new neural connections. The patient will also see a deep spiritual experience which will aid a better understanding of the nature of their psychological problems.

Is ibogaine recognised in the medical community?

Ibogaine treatment is a legal medical practice in several countries: Portugal, New Zealand, Brazil, Mexico, Ukraine and others. In countries with severe restrictions on psychedelic use, many people with mental disorders seek ibogaine treatment abroad. There is a growing body of clinical research that now confirms ibogaine’s promising potential as a medicine. However, it is important that all medical procedures are carried out in a specialized licensed facility where all possible side effects from psychedelic use can be effectively prevented.

Who benefits from ibogaine treatment? Does ibogaine work for all addictions? Can non-addicts take ibogaine?

Those who are addicted to opiates, heroin, methamphetamine, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, fentanyl and even gambling can benefit greatly from ibogaine. Ibogaine has also shown to have promising antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects.

Is ibogaine safe? What are the risks and negative side-effects?

At Hive, our ibogaine therapy programmes will be individually selected for each patient. Ibogaine therapy should only be administered under the supervision of a physician; not only will this increase the likelihood of achieving the desired long-term treatment results, but it will also minimize the risk of side effects.

During the first 12-24h of your ibogaine administration there could be alterations in your heart’s electrical activity, which in cases may evolve into a dangerous arrhythmia, a state by which heart beating becomes disorganised and inefficient. Several regularly prescribed medications (e.g. antidepressants, antibiotics and antipsychotics) are found to carry a similar effect and risk.

The most common side effects are:
– Ataxia (an inability to coordinate body movements), nausea and dizziness of varying degrees – up to 12 hours;
– Visual, tactile and auditory distortion – up to 12 hours;
– Insomnia of varying degrees – 24 hours to 1 month;
– A feeling of anxiety, fright

How do we manage the risks associated with ibogaine administration at Hive?

We are rigorous in our planning and attention towards minimizing the risks associated with Ibogaine administration, notably the potential for alterations in heart’s electrical activity (QT prolongation).

Amongst our extensive mitigations, we provide:
– Highly trained medical and paramedical staff, present at all times on sight, including an intensive care specialist, anaesthesiologist or cardiologist;
– Tailored screening exams;
– Continuous monitoring of changes in your heart’s electrical activity;
– Equipped facilities for the management of emergency situations

Can you get addicted to ibogaine?

No. In addition, the ibogaine session is not solely accompanied by pleasant sensations – the psychedelic journey varies from patient to patient, with a variety of different feelings and emotions.

What happens during an ibogaine session and what about ‘bad’ trips?

A full cycle of ibogaine treatment can last up to 8-10 hours, with the most dramatic part of the cycle occurring in the first hours of treatment. During ibogaine therapy, the body undergoes a complete reboot and you may experience an out of body sensation. Ibogaine experiences can range from deep, complete scenes to scattered abstract experiences – patients describe their feelings very differently. It is important to understand that for you these unfamiliar sensations can be unpredictable and even overwhelming, but just such an experience can be a great opportunity to look at life from a new perspective.

Ibogaine programmes

day programme €15 000
7
day programme €28 000
14
day programme €40 000
21

Ketamine programme

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a drug which has been used primarily as an anesthetic agent but his subanesthetic doses were discovered to induce profound transformative experiences and have an antidepressant effect. Once past the blood brain barrier, ketamine interacts with receptors in the brain, thereby relieving excruciating symptoms of nervous disorder in the body.



Hive safety protocol

Amongst our core principles, our сlient’s health and safety comes above all else. In case of emergencies on-site, we are fully staffed and equipped – in our clinic there are always intensivists, nurses, and there is also a large hospital next to us. Our doctors are on site 24 hours a day and provide the patient with complete safety – we guarantee that every step during your treatment is under close medical supervision. Prior to arrival, you will be asked to undergo a comprehensive psychological testing as well as broader medical tests to be approved for the treatment programme. Upon arrival at the clinic, you will be asked to undergo a series of medical examinations to form an individual treatment programme.


FAQ

What is ketamine and how does it work?

Ketamine has become a foundation for the development of many FDA approved antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications. Once past the blood brain barrier, ketamine interacts with receptors as an antagonist, thereby relieving excruciating symptoms in the body. Today, ketamine is making significant progress as a promising treatment for pain syndrome, major depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder and other mood conditions, which are the leading cause of mental health problems worldwide.

Is ketamine recognised in the medical community?

Ketamine has been clinically used as a general anesthetic since the approval of intravenous and intramuscular ketamine hydrochloride in 1970 by the FDA. However, on March 6, 2019, the FDA approved ketamine for the treatment of depression.

Who benefits from ketamine treatment?

Hive clinic has ketamine treatment protocols for pain syndrome and mood conditions such as depression, anxiety disorder, PTSD, OCD and etc.

Is ketamine safe? What are the risks and negative side-effects?

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is performed at lower doses of ketamine than those that have been used in anesthesia for decades. Ketamine is known to have excellent safety records – unlike other anesthetics, it does not suppress breathing and blood pressure and is well tolerated by patients.

The most common side effects are:
– a sense of impaired balance and coordination;
– drowsiness and mental confusion;
– visual, auditory, or tactile distortion;
– a feeling of anxiety, fright;
– nausea, vomiting

Can you get addicted to ketamine?

There is no evidence that ketamine experience leads to addiction.

However, as with any medication, there is potential for abuse and harm if not taken safely and without medical supervision.

What happens during a ketamine session and what about ‘bad’ trips?

A full cycle of ketamine treatment can last up to 5 hours and you may experience a sensation of being out of your body. This experience has also been described as “euphoric,” “soothing,” or “mystical”. Ketamine experiences can range from deep, complete scenes to scattered abstract experiences – patients describe their feelings very differently. It is important to acknowledge that for you these unfamiliar sensations can be unpredictable and even overwhelming, but just such an experience can be a great opportunity to look at life from a new perspective.

Ketamine programmes

day programme €6 000
7
day programme €10 000
14