When I arrived at Harambe, I was at the end… I had lost about 30 kilos in a couple of months, slept 2-3 hours maximum per day, worked 14h and had been taking 5-10 gr. of coke a day – every day – since exactly one year. I was hooked. In addition to that, I had a swollen cheek from a loose tooth which was giving me additional pain.
It is not that I had not tried to interrupt this viscous cycle by my own: I regularly consulted a doctor, I spent many weeks in a very expensive rehab program, just to start using again the first day I came out… At that point, I basically knew all the theory they told you in these clinics, but anytime I got angry, sad or frustrated I started taken it again. My nose had started to bleed on a daily basis and was hurting so much, that I had to take strong pain killers to manage the day without too much pain. I was going to lose my job (and nose) if I was to continue this way, and probably my mind and health as well. I thought I had tried everything which would keep me away for good from the powder; nothing worked out for long. Nothing was durable.
I was very lucky though. I spoke to a friend of mine, medical doctor, who was kind and wise enough to mention that Iboga/Ibogaine could be a way to stop or at least interrupt my high-dose dependency. I told myself: if some chemical substance was responsible for making me dependent, why couldn’t it be another substance – like iboga – that could induce the opposite. After searching in the internet, I found Harambe. After speaking to Cathy on the telephone, I was certain that I would give it a try. I had tried rehab in Clinical environments in the past – without success –, so why not try something different – like Harambe – this time? – my success rate in trying to quit could only increase.
Upon arrival at Harambe I was impressed and reassured when realizing how serious Harambe was about medical check-ups to see if I was an adequate candidate for an iboga treatment. The second day after arrival I was advised to obtain some additional tests from a clinic that I had forgotten to bring along. After obtaining these tests from the clinic showing I was fit to take iboga, I was ready to start this for me new experience.
After the obligatory test dose, which I tolerated well, I was finally given the full flood dose. Half an hour later I laid down on the bed. I started hearing some noises similar to a motor of a big ship or boat, but that was everything. I am not sure if I slept or was awake during the next hours as I did not see any visuals or experienced anything spiritual…. I remained mostly in bed for the next 24 hours. I was neither afraid nor euphoric, I felt “normal”, calmly waiting to see if anything was going to happen. I had no cravings for the substance at all, I felt totally secure and in “good hands” while trying to use the time I was here to fully concentrate on myself. The pain in my nose was gone, for good. No pain killers since then! My cheek was not swollen anymore and my tooth without pain, which I attribute directly to the effects of the iboga as well. After the trip I was slightly disoriented for 1-2 days, but feeling good and so was my mood. I was not tired at all (which normally is the case after stopping coke), my confidence was growing that I was doing the right thing as I didn’t spend any thoughts on the substance, I had been using for almost a year. The ONLY side effect I found unpleasant after the iboga was to not be able to easily fall asleep for a couple of days.
The good mood and confidence I had obtained through/from the iboga remained for some time even after returning home. The iboga gave me enough strength of mind to re-settle my life, resist to any situation in which I normally would have called my dealer. I started working only a few days after returning home from my trip to Harambe. Even today, 6 months after my iboga experience, the substance which once dominated my life, remains totally uninteresting for me. I few weeks after my iboga trip I started micro-dosing, as I wanted to remain on the safe side. It works and I am today more confident that ever that I will not relapse.
I warmly thank Cathy and Bilal for their caring, important and especially effective support in helping me to return to a normal, good life. I am fully of gratitude for their work in EFFECTIVELY helping others and can only recommend Harambe!