The energy, willpower, intelligence and gumption that it takes to be in active addiction is equal to the energy, willpower, intelligence and gumption that it takes to live a clean life. Both paths of life have intrinsic difficulties. A clean life has the potential for fun, purpose, success and happiness. After an addict stops feeling the "high" (happy/euphoria/sensations) of the drug but needs the drug just to feel normal, there is no room for fun, purpose, success and happiness. All of one's energy is caught in the spiraling and circling hustle that surrounds drug habits. As a result, addiction allows for no space, to be open within the being, to allow for the "Good Wolf" to be fed. It's such a vicious cycle - beyond feeding the good or bad wolf as the addict is stuck in the dark.
By using the plant medicine ibogaine as an addiction interrupter for opiate addiction, heroin addiction, severe depression and alcoholism, one has a chance to catch glimpses of light and wisdom from beyond this world, from beyond this time, allowing the individual to envision a future life with the ability to see beyond dark. Opiates, Black Tar, China White, Suboxone, Methadone, Subutex, short acting opiates, long acting opiates, heroin, pain pills - create veils of invisibility to a life of: "joy, peace, hope, serenity" etc.