Beond is a residential treatment program in Mexico for people who experience challenges with substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other severe behavioral conditions. Conditions like these are the result of both physiological (chemical) and psychological (behavioral) factors, and Beond’s treatments address both, to help clients uncover the source of suffering, and begin long-term physical health and spiritual wellness.
Most Beond treatments involve ibogaine therapy, which has been clinically demonstrated to treat drug addiction and other behavioral conditions. Ibogaine has temporary psychedelic and spiritual effects. The acute psychedelic effect lasts only while the treatment is underway, but can result in both physiological and psychological changes that persist long after treatment, helping clients modify self destructive behaviors and achieve lasting change and long-term recovery.
Beond treatments are conducted in an advanced medical facility under medical supervision, according to strict safety protocols, at one of our treatment centers in Mexico. We are in Cancun, accessible via direct flights from the United States. Additional centers are opening in 2023.
The treatment experience includes luxurious, full-service private accommodations in a purpose-designed, restful natural setting. Nutrition is a crucial element of the proprietary Beond care continuum, and Beond chefs prepare complete gourmet meals. Beond aims to inspire clients to engage in a comprehensive program of healing of body, mind and spirit through optional participation in a range of customized adjunct therapies including meditation, breath-work, body work, movement, art therapies, sound healing and more.
Our clients typically arrive a few days before treatment, and enjoy the property and programs for one week or longer, to recuperate from acute treatment and ensure that they receive the full benefit of treatment through robust guided integration practices. The Beond care continuum includes a customized regimen featuring medical assessments, psychological counseling, guided self-care, non-denominational spiritual reflection, and active peer support both before and after treatment. Beond believes in the importance of the client commitment to improving their physical and mental health while visiting our facilities and after they return home.
Beond staff and alumni are available for continued counseling and support of the achievement and development of long term recovery from addiction, trauma and maladaptive behavioral patterns.
The Beond care continuum utilizes 1:1 remote tele-medicine psychological therapies, coaching support, as well as the administration of ibogaine (and other therapies) under strict medical protocols, to treat:
There are other conditions that Beond therapies can help address successfully. Please consult one of our intake specialists and discuss whether a tailored program may be available and appropriate for your unique set of symptoms.
Beond treatment programs are customized for each client's condition and often involve the administration of ibogaine, a plant-derived psychotropic plant medication, in a clinical setting by the world's most experienced, licensed medical personnel. Ibogaine therapies presents temporary psychedelic effects, which directly contribute to its medical effectiveness in treating conditions such as substance use disorder, behavioral addictions and the effects of severe trauma related disorders.
Beond’s customized client care programs also involve 1:1 psychological counseling and social support s well as self-care practices that begin long before and continue after procedures with Ibogaine. This approach helps ensure that our clients receive the greatest benefits from the treatment procedures and that a wide range of benefits can be maintained over the long term.
Beond ibogaine therapies for addiction and trauma are facilitated at luxurious, contemporary styled, purpose designed treatment facilities in Mexico, offering comfortable private accommodations, a full range of gourmet meals prepared by professional onsite chefs, as well as the opportunity to enjoy healing experiences in serene, secure, discrete natural surroundings among a small group of vetted applicants who are undergoing a similar life experiences, healing and transformation.
Our Chemical Dependency and Depression/Anxiety/Trauma program packages all include:
Custom, private individual treatments offsite can be arranged with our team. We also offer the additional service of a travel companion to ensure smooth travel transitions.
Yes. Beond please review our page on "Priority Access and Financial Assistance" for members of underserved or marginalized communities — such as: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC,) the LGBTQIA+ community, as well others.
Beond aims to help make our life-changing programs available to more people who might not otherwise have access to them. We have launched a program of limited financial support on a sliding scale, which will give priority to members of underserved and marginalized groups who are experiencing financial hardship. This will help enable people to experience the life-changing benefits of ibogaine therapy who might not otherwise have access to it. Documented evidence of financial hardship will be required as part of considerations and approval for scholarship programs.
Additionally, for some qualifying clients a 3rd party partner may enable you to secure financial assistance to be applied for the full or partial payment of your treatment fees.
Beond is not directly affiliated with Prosper and Beond has no ability to influence the underwriting decisions made by this independent company.
Yes. Our clients are required to stay on property within a treatment facilities for the duration of the treatment period. Staff members support the satisfaction of all client needs that may require off property assistance. The duration of a customized Beond treatment plan can vary to ensure the efficacy of a client's medically assisted alcohol or drug detoxification prior to an ibogaine procedure. Beond medical professionals may prescribe and administer a short acting opiate replacement for clients dependent on suboxone or methadone. Such an approach may require several days of preparation and pretreatment care prior to an initial ibogaine treatment, followed by multiple days of supervised therapeutic aftercare and psychological therapy as determined by Beond's licensed and trained medical professionals and addiction medicine specialists. Beond customized programs are available for clients seeking extended treatment which may continue for 4-6 weeks following admission and Ibogaine treatment.
Longer term residential treatment services are provided at a Beond “Wellness Property”, located 3-4 minutes from our main medical treatment facilities. The client care experience and comfort level at Beond's "Wellness Property" is synonymous all Beond properties. The property is discrete, private, secure and provides clients with luxurious accommodations staffed 24/7 with licensed, trained psychology and medical professionals, as well as trained hospitality staff, a professional chef and client care support teams.
During their stay with Beond, clients seeking ibogaine treatment for addiction and/or mood disorders are welcomed to be in regular contact by video conference of telephone with outside therapists, family or loved ones, but guests are not permitted to exit the properties without authorization from the clinical director. This requirement helps ensure the safety for our clients and staff, and to maintain focus by all participants on the efficacy of Beond programs. Following treatment and with authorization of the proper Beond medical supervisory staff, occasional staff supervised healthy excursions to nearby beaches, cultural institutions, as well as ecological exhibits/attractions can be arranged for individual or groups of clients.
Beond ibogaine treatment facility and its grounds are continuously cleaned and sanitized for client safety and comfort within a custom designed, serene and peaceful environment. Beond medical, hospitality staff (including security) and support team are onsite 24hours every day to ensure availability and immediate assistance with any client requirements or needs.
Beond Mexico operates advanced treatment centers on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Client access is via the Cancun International Airport (CAN), or the private air terminal, which offers year-round frequent flight service. Flight time to Cancun is approximately four hours from New York and five hours from Los Angeles, with direct flights available on several U.S. airlines. A trained uniformed Beond staff member will greet clients upon arrival at the commercial or private air terminals, and escort all clients via private secure transportation to the proper facility or property.
In 2023, Beond anticipates opening additional locations in Mexico, including in Todos Santos and Cabo San Lucas (both on the Baja California peninsula), and in Mexico City.
Typically, a Beond patient will spend a period of one to two weeks at one of our treatment centers, with the Ibogaine flood dose treatment taking place a few days after arrival or detox if necessary. We require clients to spend those first few days with us before their flood treatment, so that we can make sure we fully understand their medical situation in order to keep them safe and comfortable, and so that they can prepare themself mentally for the intensity of the Ibogaine experience.
We require clients to stay at least 5 days after their flood dose treatment, so that we can work with them to help them understand the impact of the experience and be prepared to carry its lessons into their daily life after they depart. We suggest clients stay as long as needed to work with our therapists and co develop a custom integration plan to better increase chances that intentions and goals are met.
For every Beond client, the Beond medical staff develops a custom preparation and integration treatment plan that takes into account their medical, psychological, community, and spiritual needs. This also includes the actual treatment plan ie dosing amount, frequency and length.
Our fee structure is designed to be affordable, enabling access to ibogaine treatment for addiction and trauma even for clients who might consider conventional addiction rehab and treatment programs to be price prohibitive or overly burdensome. The fees for Beond treatment are approximately 1/3 (or less) of that of conventional drug and alcohol treatment programs.
The Beond fee depends on the client’s specialized ibogaine treatment plan, which in turn depends on the condition(s) being addressed and the patient’s underlying psychological and medical situation, including pre-existing conditions that affect the course of treatment. The total fee is inclusive of airport transportation, lodging, meals, therapy and coaching, traditional and adjunct therapies for the duration of the visit, in addition to the ibogaine treatment for addiction or mood disorders itself.
Yes, the Beond team is comprised of full-time, licensed and trained emergency medicine nursing staff, as well as licensed medical doctors who each have 15+ years experience treating clients with ibogaine. Our medical staff is the world's most experienced, and specializes in evaluation, assessment for and the administration of Ibogaine assisted treatment. Beond clients also receive the dedicated care from full-time, licensed, ICU-trained nurses and clinically trained psychologists who have 5+ years of experience leading clients through effective Ibogaine preparation, procedures and after care plans.
No, each Beond client (or an approved financial guarantor) is responsible for the total cost of Beond ibogaine treatment for addiction or trauma before intake into any of the programs. Beond can refer a client to private unaffiliated companies that may offer financial assistance for qualified clients, such as Prosper.
Treatment at Beond is a cross-functional team approach, including evaluation and treatment plan development by the world’s most experienced ibogaine physicians, psychologists and professional nursing staff experienced and trained in psychedelic- assisted treatments and other related therapies. The care provided by the medical staff is complimented by the services provided by a robust team of non-medical therapists (nutritional counselors, somatic therapists, wellness professionals trained and certified (where applicable) in a diverse range of healing modalities such as movement, meditation, body work, breath-work, fitness, art therapy and sound healing). Before arriving at Beond in Mexico, the client care team will work with a client to develop a customized preparation, onsite and integration treatment plan.
Because each client is unique, every treatment plan is deeply personal and designed to address all relevant medical needs that are unique to a client (e.g., clients with dual diagnoses or relevant concurrent conditions), as well as specific biological, psychosocial, and cultural needs. Our medical staff maintains admitting privileges at several Class 1 hospitals to ensure access for the facilitation of relevant testing (MRI, CT or other advanced analysis) as well as possible supplemental client care, as needed.
The first few days of treatment are meant to be for stabilization and preparation. Before your treatment day, you will go through a series of blood tests, cardiology tests, physical exams, standardized addiction/psychiatric questionnaires, and nutritional stabilization and counseling to ensure your safety and comfort during the treatment. If detox from alcohol or a switchover from a long term acting to a short term acting is needed, we offer medically supervised detoxes prior to ibogaine treatment. This can typically add a few days or more on to the treatment length.
Before treatment we must ensure that you are fully detoxified from long acting opiates (suboxone, methadone, fentanyl), alcohol, stimulants, or any other substances you have been taking besides short acting opiates (prescription opiate medication or heroin if it doesn’t contain fentanyl, often street bought prescription opiate pills are cut with fentanyl). For your own safety and to ensure the effectiveness of your treatment, it is important to be honest and transparent with our medical team about your recent and past drug use, any detoxification you have recently undergone or are currently undergoing, and any underlying medical conditions and history (especially cardiac conditions).
You will also be given detailed guidance on how to engage with your experience while under the effect of ibogaine to maximize your dignity, to get the greatest benefit from your journey, and to fulfill your pre-ibogaine intention list. You will have the opportunity in support with your team of mental health professionals to clarify your intentions for your growth and development before treatment. These intentions will include relief from any existing chemical dependencies or behavioral dependencies, along with addressing compartmentalized or active trauma, as well as your broader intentions for reimaging your life untethered to what burdens you emotionally or spiritually.
For your safety and comfort, your ibogaine treatment, which will most last for several hours after your ibogaine has been administered, will take place in our private facility that is also a fully supported clinical environment not dissimilar to elements of an intensive care unit (ICU). You will be in a comfortable bed in a quiet, darkened room with eye shields in place, listening to music via state-of-the-art headphones. You will have an IV in place to ensure that you are hydrated and that the clinical staff can administer supplementary medications for your safety and comfort in the rare event it should be necessary. Continuous cardiac monitoring will take place, and a critical care nurse trained in ibogaine administration will remain in the room with you to continuously monitor your vital signs, cardiac rhythm, and comfort level. The Beōnd MX physician supervising your treatment will also be present throughout your flood dose treatment.
We believe that sustainable recovery from substance abuse, dependence, clinical depression, trauma, maladaptive behaviors, or the other conditions for which you have sought treatment is a long-term process, and for many people, a lifelong process. Your treatment at Beōnd MX with ibogaine will bring you quicker symptomatic relief and quicker readiness for change. Still, it is only the first step on your pathway to recovery. A customized post-treatment aftercare plan will be developed for your specific needs; you will begin post-treatment while you are still at Beond and continue it after you return home.
Your aftercare plan is likely to include a combination of consistent coaching and/or professional counseling, nutritional and biological changes, physical and social activity, your own personal spiritual practice, self-care and self-monitoring, and activities to increase your level of self-awareness and self-confidence, as well as ensuring you have a healthy community to engage with. Some elements of aftercare, such as virtual group therapy, behavioral check-ins and reminders through an app, and one-on-one coaching, will be available from Beōnd MX after your treatment has concluded, but regardless of how you carry out your aftercare plan, once you have become part of the Beōnd MX family, we will always be available to advise and support you in your recovery and life needs.
Our treatment centers have both indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, including swimming pools and natural areas, and you are welcome to enjoy the grounds and public areas throughout your stay. There are public areas with video and audio programming available. Full meal service is included, and there are snacks and refreshments available between meals.
There is no alcohol available and no recreational drug use is permitted while on the premises, with the exception of nicotine (e.g., cigarettes or vaping) and any other substances that may be authorized by the staff for medical reasons. For instance, if you are in withdrawal from a drug, you may be offered pharmaceutical substitution therapy by the medical staff during the days preceding your ibogaine treatment, in order to minimize your withdrawal symptoms and ensure a more comfortable experience.
You are welcome to use your computer, phone, and other electronic devices in your free time, with two stipulations:
You are also invited to casually socialize with other clients, provided that they are also comfortable doing so. Please understand that the Beond treatment experience can be emotionally intense, and not everyone will be open to conversation or social interaction. Sexual activity of any kind is disruptive to the treatment experience, and is not permitted.
Beond’s ibogaine hydrochloride is sourced from a laboratory that guarantees a purity level of 98% or higher. Lab results containing an analyses of purity are available on request.
Clinical treatment with ibogaine, including at Beond MX, typically involves a single large dose known as a “flood dose,” which will be administered orally in pill form. We adjust your dose based on your weight, metabolism, underlying conditions, and medical test results. At times and based on certain client conditions, we also offer a more frequent administration of lower doses over a longer period of time.
It is important that the client’s specific needs are attended to and that they receive as much medicine as necessary to receive a complete treatment. In certain instances, some clients with significant dependencies and certain other conditions may require supplemental administered “booster” doses of ibogaine after their primary treatment day at the discretion of medical staff.
Yes, but to ensure your safety, you need to be honest and transparent with the Beond medical staff about your current and recent drug or alcohol use. Beond is a judgment-free zone; our medical team is experienced having overseen thousands of successful treatments with many dynamic facets related to client situations and needs. Our only goals are to keep you safe and to help you successfully treat your conditions.
If you are currently using certain habit-forming drugs, or have recently used them, you may be kept comfortable via the clinical administration of prescription drug pharmaceutical substitution therapy. This will help minimize the withdrawal effects you experience pending your ibogaine treatment. The goal is to keep you stable and reduce your cravings as you enter the ibogaine flood dose experience.
If you are alcohol-dependent, before you can be treated with ibogaine, you must go through a medically supervised alcohol detox protocol upon arrival at Beond, which typically takes 5 to 7 days.
There are also other pharmaceuticals such as Lyrica, Gabapentin, certain novel synthetic opioids and various gabaergic analogs that need to be tapered properly in order to receive ibogaine. This will be assessed and addressed by the Beond medical staff during early offsite admission as we as onsite intake
Finally, it is important that you be honest with the Beond medical staff about any current or recent benzodiazepine use, because benzodiazepine withdrawal can cause side effects during treatment that the medical team needs to be prepared to manage. Benzodiazepine depency is not a barrier to ibogaine treatment but ibogaine is not effective as an addiction interrupter in this way.
Ibogaine (technically ibogaine hydrochloride) is a medication derived from the root bark of the West African shrub known as iboga (Tabernanthe iboga). It is a purified form of the shrub’s raw root bark extract with some alkaloids removed, rendered in a constant concentration to enable dosed medical administration.
At Beond, ibogaine is taken orally in pill form, under medical supervision, in a formal treatment setting.
For hundreds of years, indigenous African peoples, such as those practicing the Bwiti tradition, have ingested large doses of Ibogaine in its raw rootbark form for its spiritual and healing properties. Ibogaine has been medically administered by various clinics around the world for over thirty years, because:
The ibogaine state of altered consciousness — an oneiric, visual, spiritual, and mystical experience — will begin within one to two hours of ingestion and last for several hours. In addition to the physiological effects of ibogaine, after treatment, many clients relate that this psychotropic experience has lasting psychological and spiritual impact, helping them gain insight into their past and the root causes of their behavior and mindset.
There are usually two phases to the experience: the first phase is a visionary phase, referring to the dreamlike nature of its psychedelic effects, and lasts for approximately 4 to 6 hours; and an introspective, post-active/dream period. The second phase, the introspection period, is responsible for the psychotherapeutic effects. It can allow people to look at fears and negative emotions with a new perspective, witnessing to oneself the most difficult to see blind spots without interference. Ibogaine therapy catalyzes an altered state of consciousness reminiscent of dreaming while feeling fully conscious and aware – assisting in the processing of memories, life experiences, and issues of trauma.
Ibogaine has been administered safely around the world over the past 30 years to tens of thousands of individuals at least, many of whom were in the throes of acute substance abuse and dependence. When provided in the manner in which we provide it at Beond MX — under live medical supervision, at appropriate dosing, with adequate screening, under the guidance of qualified practitioners, and in accordance with formal clinical guidelines — provides the greatest possible safety.
Since Ibogaine is widely used for substance detoxification in a clinical setting, formal clinical guidelines for the safe administration of Ibogaine for the purposes of detoxification were developed by a group of physicians and nurses in 2015 based on their own experience and the consensus experience of their peers. Beond MX strictly adheres to these guidelines in the development and management of our clinical programs and in the administration of ibogaine to our clients.
Like any pharmacological substance, when administered improperly or in unsafe conditions, Ibogaine can have undesired and potentially serious side effects, including death. A 2012 research study identified a total of 19 individuals outside of West Central Africa over 28 years who died within 72 hours of administering Ibogaine. The study did not find evidence that ibogaine itself was toxic; rather, the data suggested that the majority of the deaths were directly tied to the patients’ advanced pre-existing medical conditions, or to using impure product or administering it unsafely.
The two most common pre-existing medical conditions that exacerbate the risks of Ibogaine treatment are cardiovascular conditions, and coincident withdrawal from alcohol or benzodiazepines. Beond MX uses careful screening to ensure that cardiovascular and substance codependence conditions are disclosed, understood, and monitored — including cardiovascular monitoring and clinical observation during the treatment itself — to ensure that our patients have the safest experience possible. To reduce the chance of unwanted effects, some clients with codependence conditions are guided through a tapering of alcohol at Beond MX before their ibogaine treatment begins.
The cardiac abnormalities that ibogaine has been known to induce in rare cases include QTc prolongation and bradycardia; with appropriate screening and live cardiac monitoring, coupled with emergency medical support, any potential issues can be addressed in real time, ensuring the highest level of safety for each client that undergoes treatment. These cardiac abnormalities are reversible, and there are medical guidelines and protocols for appropriate intervention, should they arise.
Ibogaine has been widely used for treatment of substance abuse for at least 30 years. Its legality varies from country to country. The pharmaceutical effects of ibogaine on a variety of conditions are currently under experimental investigation in Phase 1 and 2 studies in multiple countries. For example, since 2010, Ibogaine has been classified as a prescription drug in New Zealand, making it eligible for experimental use by a physician in certain circumstances.
In the United States, ibogaine is classified as a Schedule I drug, similar to cannabis on a federal level, and therefore is not legal to possess or medically administer in the United States. (Beond does not administer ibogaine in the United States.)
In Mexico, Ibogaine is not a scheduled drug (the government does not regulate it), so it is allowed to possess it and to medically administer it.
Ibogaine’s mechanism of action is not fully understood, but we know that alongside the psychotropic experience it induces (which lasts only while treatment is underway), it has both physiological and psychological effects that persist after treatment. It is these persistent effects that act to treat substance abuse and other conditions.
Physiologically, administering a single large dose of ibogaine (a “flood dose”), or a series of smaller doses in a longer period, ameliorates chemical and behavioral cravings and discomfort (such as the craving for opioids), without the uncomfortable side effects that are commonly experienced when using other methods of detoxification. Ibogaine helps the brain repair and rewire itself to reset maladaptive and addictive behaviors, through a process called neuroplasticity, as the body begins to detoxify. This repair process begins immediately, and it greatly reduces the physical discomfort of withdrawal (including PAWS) well after the first day of treatment has concluded if the client is able to not reengage with the substance(s) of dependence. Ibogaine converts to the metabolite, noribogaine, via the liver and is hypothesized to stay active in the body for up to 90 days after treatment aiding in positive behavioral changes.
Combined with these physiological effects, the psychedelic experience itself leads to introspection, through a mechanism of serotonin promotion that is medically understood. This introspection can allow people to look at fears and negative emotions with a new perspective, witnessing their blind spots without interference. Ibogaine therapy catalyzes an altered state of consciousness reminiscent of dreaming while feeling fully conscious and aware – assisting in the processing of memories, life experiences, and issues of trauma.
This introspective period leads to positive psychological effects, which remain after treatment; with deliberate focus, the patient can retain these effects for the long term. The patient can achieve clarity about the motivations for their behavior, understand their emotional needs, and establish resolve to begin to make changes and to persist in them.
In addition to Ibogaine's ability to treat addictive disorders, Ibogaine shares mechanisms with other psychiatric medicines used to treat depression, anxiety and PTSD. In particular, it inhibits the uptake of serotonin and NMDA receptors.
The serotonin transporter (SERT) is the site of action of the most common class of antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), which include Lexapro, Zoloft, and Prozac. Ibogaine, and its metabolite noribogaine, both inhibit the serotonin transporter in a similar fashion to SSRIs.
The NMDA receptor is another site of antidepressant action; a ketamine derivative, which blocks this receptor, is now being used for treatment of major depressive disorder. Ibogaine and noribogaine have a similar action.
A new drug target for the treatment of mood disorders is the kappa opioid receptor. Blocking this receptor has antidepressant and anxiolytic effects. Ibogaine partially blocks this receptor in a manner believed to be central to its therapeutic effects.
Ibogaine also facilitates introspection in the context of a psychedelic experience through activation of the serotonin 2A receptor (the main site of action for psilocybin and LSD). This introspection period is responsible for the psychotherapeutic effects.
It was recently discovered that ibogaine stimulates the production of glial-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF). GDNF can restore damaged dopamine neurons. Many conditions can dysregulate or damage dopamine neurons, including chronic pain, Parkinson's disease, severe drug addiction, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Ibogaine thus holds immense potential to treat not only addiction, but also wide variety of other neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Like any other medical treatment or procedure, there are risks associated with ibogaine treatment. Larger doses of ibogaine have, in rare cases, been known to cause death, especially when administered by untrained providers. The most common serious side effects of ibogaine HCL flood dose treatment, which are still extremely rare, are bradycardia (slowing of your heartbeat), hypotension (lowering of your blood pressure), and various cardiac arrhythmias. These can be medically managed on your treatment day, and disappear or can be reversed when your treatment day is over.
These serious side effects are typically tied either to underlying cardiac conditions, or to the effects of concurrent benzodiazepine or alcohol withdrawal. The Beond medical team will take these into account in the weeks and days preceding your treatment. (To help us ensure your safety, it is important that you be honest and transparent with the medical team about your benzodiazepine, stimulant, and alcohol use and any cardiac conditions you are aware of.)
We at Beond MX feel we are extremely qualified to minimize the chance of serious side effects from ibogaine flood dose treatments. We take every precaution before and during your treatment to ensure that you are in general good health, are physically and psychologically prepared for the treatment experience, and are monitored and well cared for on your treatment day. But no medical treatment of this type can be guaranteed to be 100% safe.
In addition to the rare serious side effects, other more common side effects during treatment involve nausea, vomiting, ataxia (physical imbalance), anxiety, decreased need for sleep after treatment, and altered states of consciousness while under the effect of flood dose treatment. None of these is life-threatening, and (as noted above) you will be continuously monitored by trained medical professionals throughout your treatment.
We do everything possible at Beond MX to provide treatment that is effective and will support you in seeing sustainable results for your condition(s). We are qualified and experienced in the administration of ibogaine therapy, and ibogaine has a history of helping clients bring sustainable improvement to their lives, including healing clinical depression and PTSD, breaking patterns of drug abuse and maladaptive behavior, interrupting dependency on drugs or behaviors and establishing the conditions for a sustainable healthy lifestyle after treatment.
But there is no guarantee that ibogaine treatment will provide the results you seek. Ibogaine is not a cure or a silver bullet in and of itself. The success of your program depends on factors such as your individual physiology, the nature and severity of your drug dependence or patterns of maladaptive behavior, your level of social support, your willingness and compliance with your aftercare plan, and your personal commitment to your treatment goals.
The vast majority of people are candidates for treatment at Beond. We encourage you to discuss your medical history with our intake counselors to determine whether ibogaine therapy is right for you.
Ibogaine lowers the heart rate (bradycardia) and prolongs the QT interval, a measure of the time between the start of the Q wave and the end of the T wave in the heart’s electrical cycle. Therefore, people with a history of heart attack, heart murmurs, arrhythmia, heart operation, or severe obesity should not take ibogaine. Our medical team will evaluate you and determine whether it is safe to admit a client to the program, and what special precautions (if any) should be taken before and during your treatment.
Beond is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment including electrocardiographs (ECG machines) for live cardiac monitoring throughout your treatment. Unlike at many ibogaine clinics, a skilled medical doctor and ICU nurses are overseeing the entire session and monitoring the client, which increases safety during treatment.
Another risk is pulmonary embolism. Individuals with bleeding problems, IV drug users, chronic blood clots or those persons who have recently been involved in accidents which have caused bruises and bleeding may be excluded from ibogaine treatment.
People with schizophrenia or a history of psychosis are excluded from ibogaine treatment, as ibogaine could trigger or worsen symptoms.
Certain other conditions may exclude you from ibogaine treatment at the discretion of the Beond medical team, but often the risk associated with these conditions can be managed, and this may mean that one can be treated with ibogaine. Conditions our medical team will discuss with you include asthma, cancer, cerebellar dysfunction (e.g. Meneire’s disease and difficulty maintaining balance), chronic fainting, diabetes, emphysema, epilepsy, gastrointestinal tract diseases (e.g. Crohn’s disease), gynecological problems, HIV infection, hepatitis C, kidney or liver disease, lung or respiratory disease, palsy, pregnancy, seizures, stroke, thyroid problems, tremors, tuberculosis and ulcers.
Because ibogaine can interact with other drugs or pharmaceuticals, it is important to abstain from certain drug or alcohol use long enough for the drugs or alcohol in your system to be fully metabolized. It is mandatory that you be honest with our medical team about your drug or alcohol usage, and work with us to safely and fully taper down drug use before arriving, or discontinue your drug or alcohol use in a safe manner on sit, before beginning ibogaine treatment. Beond is a judgment-free zone, and we will fully support you, including with pharmaceutical substitution therapy if medically appropriate.
Also, substances or foods that are broken down by the CYP 450 2D6 enzymes should be avoided before treatment, as they could amplify the physiological effects of ibogaine and make the cardiac risks of treatment more prominent. In particular, do not consume grapefruit or quinine products (such as tonic water) in the days before arrival.
Beond has developed its own comprehensive clinical guidelines for the administration of ibogaine, which are consistent with the open-source guidelines published by the Ibogaine Alliance: www.ibogainealliance.org/guidelines/.
Some relevant research studies include:
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Proper preparation ensures the longevity of your healing. Beond counselors and integrations coaches conduct at least two 1:1 confidential sessions to assess your situation and design a pre-treatment plan that prepares your body, mind and spirit for optimal therapy.
Our coaches are available to clients 24 hours a day via our tele-medicine platform.
Led by your physician, supported by our certified nursing and psychology staff, your treatment takes place on-site through a safe and effective combination of psychedelic plant medicine, 1:1 counseling, and advanced medical technologies.
Beond combines experiences of self discovery and exploration with breath work, bodywork, nutrition, meditation and deep relaxation practices.
The key to lasting transformation is continuous aftercare. Your certified Beond integration coaches engage remotely before departure and continue your healing through continuous counseling, education, and support after your return home.
Beond integration coaching is available for extended family & loved ones in any location.