On May 21, 2019, I boarded a plane bound for San Diego. I was joined by a close friend who was struggling with addiction to opiate painkillers. Our destination was the Baja Ibogaine Center located in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. The trip would prove itself to be the most profound experience of my life. While much of what occurred during and after the treatment is literally beyond words, the results are not. My friend is clean from opiates for the first time in over five years and I have managed to let go of the hate and anger that it appears was at the root of my mental health problems.
Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in plants in the Apocynaceae family such as Tabernanthe iboga, Voacanga africana and Tabernaemontana undulata. It is a psychedelic with dissociative properties. (Wikipedia)
Ibogaine is the most powerful psychedelic on earth. It is referred to as the Father of all psychedelics because of its absurdly affecting and stern experiences. Indeed, my experience was extremely intense and seriously uncomfortable.
The trip that unfolded was a complete life review, in painstaking detail, from the perspective of others. Suffice to say that this was extremely unpleasant at times. As one ingests the flood doses of Ibogaine, a faint whirring sound begins and gets progressively louder. This rhythmic hum is the metronome for the experience. When its cadence increases, this signals higher anxiety and vice versa.
Closed eyes reveal a dark winding canvas that feels more like a tunnel. Here you will see blasts from your past almost as if in a video game, you are able to embody different perspectives. Open your eyes and it's back to reality except that it's heavily augmented reality. Glimmering crickets that look like emeralds is how your brain sees the hairs on the back of your hands and wrist, a tilt of the wrist causing crickets to become golden corn on the cob.
Stage 1, active tripping, lasts about 12 hours. The peak happens about 2 hours into the experience. The entire thing feels like it has lasted millennia. You will cry profusely and you will smile wide. But you will be completely incapacitated and need medical attention. You may, as I did, projectile vomit twice. You may also sweat uncontrollably, or spike your blood pressure, etc.
And this is why you need to go to Baja Ibogaine Center. The only facility in the world that administers Ibogaine under supervision of a doctor in a hospital bed at an outpatient medical hospital.
Rosarito in Baja California, Mexico is the perfect place for Ibogaine treatment. Located only 20 minutes from the US Border. From San Diego International, it's just 45 minutes to get to downtown Rosarito.
Hospital Jardon is the temporary site of Baja Ibogaine Center.
Here is the new outpatient hospital where the night time Ibogaine flood dose is administered.
The entrepreneur behind this entire operation is a former nurse / EMT named Jose. Over the past 8 years, he has painstakingly put into place all of the pieces necessary to safely and efficiently treat addicts and non-addicts with Ibogaine HCL. His vast network of nurses and doctors enables seamless delivery of the best Ibogaine experience in the world. A professional operation if ever there were one.