Methadone Detox

Methadone is a long acting opiate and Iboga Wellness Center has a unique protocol for people addicted to methadone because of this. If you have been on methadone for more than a few months, we recommend either an 18 or 30 day addiction detox program instead of the typical 9 day program depending on the number of years a person has been on methadone for. Please speak with an Iboga Wellness Center team member to determine the appropriate program for you.

We recommend switching to a short acting opiate (oxycodone, hydrocodone, percocet…) at least 4-8 weeks prior to arrival (the longer the better). This will make the process much easier on an individual and it also increases the safety and the speed of the detoxification process.

Why do I have to participate in a 30 day program?

Iboga Wellness Center has tailored each program from years of experience. We want our program to be successful for people and we believe it should be done right the first time. The problem with longer acting opiates/opioids is Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome can linger after an initial detox from these drugs. We do not want a person to go home shortly after the initial detox and start feeling withdrawals at a later date. The 30 day program allows a person to take more iboga in a safe environment and go home when they are feeling strong.

Please call our director of guest services or fill out a contact form for a pre-screening to determine if you qualify for the program. Please click here for an overview of the program.