We have been fortunate enough recently to come across a great organisation, namely ‘Ibogaine Thailand‘, who assist people looking into cost-effective and safe Ibogaine treatments. Below is a short excerpt from their Article titled ‘The Cost: Why is iBogaine Treatment Expensive?’, in which they explain why Ibogaine treatments are usually more expensive than other Entheogenic treatments and give advice on how to choose an Ibogaine facilitator.

Cost is one of the key deciding factors when it comes to choosing an 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 is 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% 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 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 an ibogaine treatment. The main thing for anyone who is considering an 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 is 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 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.