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Avante Ibogaine Reviews Testimonials

Ronnie C.

“I was addicted to opioids since 2006 and desperate to be free of the handcuffs of addiction. I only needed the opportunity and knew that I would stay sober afterward. You guys gave me that opportunity and I will never take it for granted. Thank you so much for what you do. You give people their lives back! Thank you a million times!”

Ronnie C.

Brookline, MA
Tim C.

“Words cannot describe the appreciation that I have to the entire Avante staff. Each of you are so caring and kind. You who made me feel worthy of love and care when I didn’t believe it myself. If there is an addiction “dream team” you guys are it. Each of you fill such an important role and work so seamlessly together. You are all like art in motion.

Ava, you are an angel! Your soothing and gentle way is so reassuring that I immediately knew I was at the right place.

Billy, you have such a warm and happy attitude that it’s impossible to not smile with you (do you ever not smile?). Thanks for making me laugh when I felt that I had nothing to be happy about.

Nick, what can I say? After 12 years of therapists and counseling there is not one who I could have shared all of my fears, regrets and anger with and been able to leave the session feeling better than when I started. You genuinely understand the pain and shame of addiction and have such a logical approach to healing and recovery. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to believe in myself when I felt certain that I was not worthy of it.

Doc, you are the glue that sticks it all together. Thank you for your professionalism and for making sure that I was comfortable for my entire stay.

I am so grateful and hopeful. I feel like I want to hug the world.

With sincere gratitude,”

Tim C.

Pt St Lucie, FL
Joseph C.

“My experience at the Avante institute,

My story began with the call I made to The Avante Institute. A gentle and kind voice was on the other end of the line. I began to explain how my life was not the life I wanted to live. Ava listened patiently and allowed me to explain what I had researched about Ibogaine treatment and then carefully answered my questions. We spoke at length that night and I made my decision to head to the Avante Institute. I arrived to Billy at the airport who was very attentive and carried my bags to the awaiting van. Ava and Nick were waiting at the Center and toured my through the beautiful oceanfront property when I arrived. I immediately felt comfortable and really at home.

I began my treatment/ journey with very little anxiety thanks to these new friends who helped to reassure me. I knew my life was about to change for the better after 25 or more years of drugs controlling my life, I was now about to to begin my sober and healthy life. My treatment lasted about 16 hours or so and during that the nurses and staff watched over me with my monitors being constantly checked. Knowing that I was never alone allowed me to fully let go and commit.

Post treatment I couldn’t have been more at ease. I spoke again at length with Nick the vulnerable areas of my life that I would need to pay close attention to and the changes that I would have to be willing and committed to make in order to maintain and follow the healthy and sober life that I wanted and needed. I cannot thank these people enough for their selfless effort and truly genuine interest in helping me. Seriously, they continue to check on me over three years later! Who does that? It is in my opinion that the Avante Institute program and methods are the very best that anyone can offer. Without them I might not be writing this today or be able to care for my ailing father as I now do. I hope that this letter can serve anyone who needs some insight to the most caring and professional group of people out there.”

Joseph C.

New York, NY
Lucy S.

“Dear Nick & Ava, I have no words to describe how much you have helped me. I know how much worse this could have been without the aid of your clinic. With the withdrawal I still felt, I honestly can’t say that I even regret that because it showed me compassion from two people whom I’ve known for a very short while and it truly touched me. It will be hard to say goodbye, but you should know that you are two angels sent for those who need you and I shall always carry you in my heart and in my blessings. I love you both”

Lucy S.

Toronto, Ontario
Bobby C.

“I had a wonderful experience and the Avante institute. All the staff was kind and nonjudgmental which made for a easier experience. I went into my treatment knowing this was not a cure all but a base for getting recentered. If u go in thinking Ibogaine will cure you and all you have to do is take the medicine them your setting yourself up for failure. Luckily I had a great support system when I got home and I can’t say there aren’t times I find myself wanting to use again but my support system as helped me through these times.

What the Ibogaine did for me was to help me out of any withdrawals and to remember who I was prior to my addiction. It reflected all the damage I had down to relationships and to myself and how far I had changed for the worse.

All the staff was professional and I truly felt like they cared for my well being. I never felt unsafe or not cared for. There is only so much they can do for you the rest is up to you and how much change you want to make after. Nick and I had many real talks and I never felt he was a fake or not taking interest in my well being. They also give you tools to use after such as counsel sessions if you so choose.“

Bobby C.

Diehl
Karen C.

“I had tried ibogaine in Mexico in 2016 but it didn’t work. I drank at the airport on the way home. After two more failed attempts at rehab my husband found you guys in Bahamas and he pleaded with me to try ibogaine again.

When I got to your center I knew that it was going to be a different experience. I was detoxed properly and Ava, you are an ANGEL and are so knowledgeable.

I felt so safe this time. Nick, thank you for tolerating me, I know I was very negative at first. I’m sorry I don’t remember the doctors name but he was so comforting.

It’s been 3 months and I have not had a drink and for the first time in 20 years I feel confident. My eyes are welling with tears as I write this. All of you are amazing. Thank you so much!” p.s. Please say hello to Billy… he is such a kind man.”

Karen C.

Portsmouth, NH.
Angela G.

“Nick….. There is nothing I could ever do to repay you… you gave me my son back !!! Still going strong 2 years later!!! Thank you… thank you… thank you…..“

Angela G.

Naples, FL
Scott R.

“All I can say is AMAZING! The Center, the staff and the MEDICINE…. ALL AMAZING!”

Scott R.

Stacy A.

“I wish I had found the institute sooner but I guess we all have our own journey to go through. I was nervous of what ibogaine would show me but it wasn’t bad at all. Ibogaine opened my mind to see why I was self-medicating. It helped me in ways I didn’t expect and ways that rehab never has.”

Stacy A.

Richard D.

“Amazing group of people! You know your in safe hands with their attention to detail along with their medically based treatment. Such a gorgeous view on their private beach as well. I would recommend this facility to anyone who is ready to be done with drug addiction and take their life back the natural way. Keep up the great work!”

Richard D.

San Diego, CA
Billy H.

“Their place in the Bahamas is Paradise and Nick and Ava are incredible people doing amazing things!!!“

Billy H.

Atlanta, GA
Anton S.

“It is a great place with very professional and knowledgeble staff. Top notch“

Anton S.

Vienna, Austria
Colin F.

“What did I have to lose? Soon enough I would die from the drink and drug. Better still end up in the pokey. So I hopped a plane to Bahamas. One year in April for me and I haven’t looked back. Thanks so much!”

Colin F 

Jonathan A.

“I had ankle surgery in 2013 and was introduced to pharmaceutical opiates by my doctor. I thought they were heaven in a little blue pill. A few months later I was addicted and they became the devil in a little blue pill. I was pretty much cut off by my doctor and I started injecting heroin. At the end it was three times a day just to function. I detoxed every way possible, but could not stay clean for more than a week. It was not until I discovered ibogaine and your clinic that I don’t crave opiates anymore. I don’t want to say it made detox easy, but I don’t have the cravings and I have a great support group around me.”

Jonathan A.

Baltimore, MD.
Kelly S.

“You all literally saved our marriage and probably saved my husbands life. He is changed in so many ways I can’t list them all. I can just say he is the man I married 11 years ago who I though I had lost and my kids would soon lose forever. Thank you a million times for the work that you do at your Institute.”

Kelly S.

Mooresville, NC.
Corey L.

“When I went to Avante I was at the end of my rope. My addiction controlled every waking moment of my life. Ibogaine gave me my life back. I am 8 months clean! If you are suffering, you’ve got to call and get here.”

Corey L.

Winchester, MA.
An ibogaine treatment patient poses during discharge with the Avante Ibogaine Institute staff on the oceanfront balcony at Avante Institute Bahamas.