Happiness without drugs - aftercare & new coping mechanisms

Emotions hit us hard in recovery and often become the reason for relapse when professional aftercare is not provided. Post-Ibogaine therapy is about developing new coping mechanisms that help us to process challenging experiences without resorting to drugs and alcohol. 

Perhaps the most rewarding part of our aftercare is sharing ability to experience joy without intoxicants. At Living Clean Ibogaine we've noticed that patients respond remarkably well to a therapy that includes re-engagement with life's natural joys and adventures. Yesterday we climbed the Aztec Temple of Jaguar and Eagle (one of Mexico's most cherished sacred sites), walked the magical and ever surprising streets of Malinalco Difficult emotions hit us hard in recovery. But they also present an opportunity to develop new coping mechanisms without resorting to the old familiar "fight, flight or drugs" responses.  Learning takes time and genuine celebration of every step.  As always, loving care and self-acceptance make the change possible.

Celebrating each step along the path to full recovery

Celebrating each step along the path to full recovery

Streets of Malinalco - colors, beauty and magic.

Streets of Malinalco - colors, beauty and magic.

Temple of Eagle and Jaguar in Malinalco, Mexico

Temple of Eagle and Jaguar in Malinalco, Mexico

The Causes Of Addiction

The Causes Of Addiction

What causes addictions? Is it a choice or a disease?

Unless we gain new insight into the essence of addiction, we will never be able to provide the right conditions for recovery. 

The worldwide epidemic of addictions shows that the traditional approach has failed to provide the lasting cure so far. 

As we seek alternative treatments we come across ethnobotanicals like Ibogaine, Ayahuasca and others. While these plant medicines are not a panacea, they do offer a unique initiation into the path of healing and recovery.