howard lotsof ibogaineAs a heroin addict interested in psychoactive drugs, a young Howard Lotsof found a chemist who gave him Ibogaine.

What would then be a story for the ages, young Howard Lotsof found that, 72 hours after taking the Ibogaine, he had no craving for heroin.

Although many people have not heard his story, tens of thousands of people have found freedom from their drug addictions in the same way that young Howard Lotsof did–through Ibogaine and its healing properties.

Ibogaine Treatment – A New Era

What was it that made this Ibogaine work so well? Although other psychedelic drugs such as Ayahuasca, LSD, and Psilocybin have been shown to help addiction, depression, PTSD, and other mental disorders, none of these drugs have been shown to have any significant impact on the actual physical addiction and withdrawal cycle like Ibogaine has. Ibogaine, so far as we know, is the only drug that can reset the withdrawal cycle and change the neurochemistry of the addict.

Thus, 72 hours later, young Howard Lotsof had no more cravings for heroin.

A Heroin Epidemic

We live in an opiate epidemic and this is a problem that continues to get worse. Many individuals find themselves moving from prescription pills to heroin because of the quicker high and cheaper cost. However, with more opiate related deaths every year, we are in desperate need to find more effective methods of treating this disease.

But the government moves slow and the drug companies are making too much money. It’s not in the best interest of the drug companies to look into Ibogaine (actual cures), so the government is really our only solution.

Currently, in the USA, Ibogaine is considered a Schedule 1 drug–meaning it is considered to have no medical value and a high abuse potential.

Yet, no matter what argument drug companies and doctors want to make, there clearly is no argument as to whether Ibogaine has medicinal value or not. They may say that Ibogaine is dangerous, but that doesn’t discredit the healing abilities it has.

Comparing Ibogaine and opiate, opiates are clearly more dangerous.

And the extremely addictive nature of opiates doesn’t help its case either, while Ibogaine has no addictive potential at all.

Other Ways to Treat Pain

Being lumped in with Ibogaine is Marijuana–yet another drug that may have some major healing benefits. Marijuana has proven to be beneficial for treating pain as well as trauma and PTSD.

Yet, opiates remain the number one choice for doctors and medical professionals to treat pain. And with little other options, those who need the help turn to opiates. Many with little or no education on the addictive nature of the prescriptions they are being given.

No matter what the answer is, opiates are obviously causing major addiction issues in the USA. Whether an addict chooses to be an addict or not isn’t the point, the point is that once someone is addicted they need help to find freedom from that addiction.

And Ibogaine treatment may be their best option.

Howard Lotsof and his Legacy

Howard Lotsof continued to treat addiction and study Ibogaine through his entire life. He died in 2010 but his legacy will live on forever.


  1. Lauren July 3, 2016 at 12:59 am

    The strict scheduling of a substance like ibogaine is proof that the government walks hand in hand with the pharmaceutical industry. Billions of dollars are made off highly addictive medications like methadone and suboxone. Both of which are harder to detox from than the original substance i.e. Heroin, morphine, oxycodone etc because of the longer half life. Methadone is arguably one of the hardest drugs to come off of, which is interesting because it has been used for decades as the acceptable and legal method to recover from addiction to opiates. Methadone clinics are notorious for their practices that make it easy to obtain a high daily dose, yet it’s almost impossible to begin the tapering process. They don’t want patients coming off their drug. That would mean they would lose that patient eventually and the money they bring. Don’t believe me?? Ask ANYONE whose ever been to a methadone clinic for “treatment”. They will tell you how difficult it is to lower their dose yet it takes almost zero effort to increase it. Suboxone is a little better but not much. It’s possible to be prescribed a months worth of suboxone so that the patient doesn’t have to que up every morning at the crack of dawn to receive their daily dose of methadone but suboxone is immorally expensive. The risk of overdose is almost nonexistent and for a person with a tolerance to opiates there is no high to speak of. The biggest issue with suboxone is the rediculously long half life which lengthens the time it takes to detox. Detox can take a month or more. Some reporting it taking as long as methadone (2 months or more) but not as sever withdrawal symptoms. So, the question is: why go on these drugs if they are so hard to come off of? That’s a great question. But a better question is: why are these the only options legally available to the public? Americans suffering with addiction take what they are given. They are the approved methods when an addict has had enough and they want a normal life again; when they can no longer do the dance with heroin; when they have lost everything but their life…which is a miracle in and of itself; when prison is the next destination if they are lucky; when they have lost every person in their life who has ever meant anything to them because no one believes a word that comes out of their mouth. That’s the reality for most addicts. They are alone and desperate. They will do whatever it takes to reclaim their life and their loved ones respect and trust. Most serious addicts don’t have insurance, a lot of money or people to help them get the help they need. Therefore they don’t have access to rehabilitation centers with real programs to conquer the root of the addiction. So a bandaid it is. Suboxone and methadone are bandaids on gushing head wounds. It’s trading one habit for another. It’s another prison without walls. Ibogaine has the potential to break the cycle, open the eyes and deal with the root problem causing a person to remain addicted. But there’s no money in that for the “addiction rehab industry”. They don’t want people to get better because a healed and healthy recovered addict doesn’t line up every day or every month, on schedule with money in hand, begging the pharmaceutical industry to take it. They just don’t.

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