Microdosing is currently gaining popularity around the world due to its reported effectiveness at alleviating depression and enhancing creativity. Though no major scientific research has been conducted with regard to these claims, a global microdosing survey by psychologist James Fadiman found that scores of people are now using this method to treat everything from PTSD to period pains with remarkable success. Microdosing is also said to help stave off cravings for those attempting to overcome addiction.


Microdosing involves taking tiny ‘subperceptual’ amounts of psychedelic substances on a regular basis in order to produce subtle changes in mood and cognition without causing any alterations in consciousness. It is therefore a good option for those who want to experience the benefits of psychedelics without having to undergo a trip.

While it is possible to microdose with any psychedelic, the most popular are LSD and psilocybin – although ibogaine is often used by those who are microdosing specifically for addiction. Unlike a ‘flood dose’ of ibogaine, microdosing is not a suitable option for those who are interested in detoxing, as a large dose is needed in order to eliminate withdrawals. It is also highly dangerous to take regular doses of ibogaine while still using opiates or other drugs, so it is best to start microdosing after getting clean.

Regular microdoses are said to help people view their thoughts more objectively, enabling them to observe their cravings from a distance and exercise greater control over their decision-making. This also allows microdosers to stop themselves from getting sucked into negative thought spirals, steering clear of the harmful mental chatter that creates the need to self-medicate in the first place. For this reason, microdosing can be a fantastic maintenance strategy for those who have already undergone a detox and want to stay clean long term.

For more information on how to incorporate microdosing into an overall strategy for overcome addiction, contact us at info@ibogainecounselling.org or call us on +44 7873 331 882 or +44 7535 618 189.