Joshua’s* Testimonial

Joshua's* Testimonial

Written by: Angela

Our clients have been saying a lot of nice things about us and while we’re always happy to hear this, we’re much more ecstatic to witness their turnaround to embrace a life full of rich potential.

This testimonial is from Joshua* who came to us in early 2018 for treatment. He was one of our most motivated clients and did absolutely everything we guided him toward – before, during and after. We hope he’s super proud of himself – he deserves it!

Joshua is a Canadian from an ethnic group who believed he brought shame to their community because of his drug addiction. For 10 years, Joshua was hooked on the nastiest, most dangerous of drugs, an opioid known as fentanyl. If you’ve been reading the news lately, you know this guy is lucky to be alive.

In the end, his community’s shame combined the guilt he felt over his mother’s cancer and subsequent death made it impossible for him to quit. Somehow he managed to dredge up a bit of strength to keep trying, and then he found us. Here’s what he has to say:

I want to thank Inner Realm Center for their amazing help in saving my life.

I was a complete mess before beginning my treatment. I was stuck in the same cycle every day for nearly a decade. I was so sick of dragging myself and my loved ones into a bigger hole every day. Things really changed for me when I found out about Ibogaine and it’s healing effects.

I found Inner Realms Center website at the beginning of 2018. After talking with them on the phone I knew I had a chance to break free from this nightmare and save my life. They were so kind, loving, and caring. I felt comfortable staying with them. They helped me regain my health in the fastest and most efficient way possible. I am very grateful for their help.

Words can not describe how good I feel right now. I haven’t even thought about using since I left their place over three months ago.

Always remember there is hope. We just got lost at some point in our life and drifted away from it. Keep on trying.

Ah, thanks Joshua. You are such an inspiration!

*a pseudonym to protect his anonymity

– Dennis Bergshoeff

My experience during my Ibogaine treatment was exceptional and well coordinated. I was made to feel extremely comfortable so my transition into the introspective world of Ibogaine was smooth. Any question was answered and every need was met with compassion and love.

My psycho spiritual and addiction healing journey was worth every penny since I no longer crave like I used to, with a black hole to feed every single day. Freedom is something everybody needs from their demons and this was the catalyst in my case.

– Alexie

InnerRealms facilitated a great transformation in my life. When I was at my very worst, they helped me turn my life around.

With the help of Garyth’s knowledge of the medicine and life time of experience, along with Blair’s incredible ability to relate to others in a kind and nurturing way, I was able to change internally, on a deep level. 

– Paul B.

Opiates had been a problem for me my entire adult life. From age 19 to age 37, on and off for 18 years, but mainly on. I had never been clean for longer than 12 months. I had tried many different methods of quitting from going cold turkey on my own, detox, methadone, 12 steps, moving to different cities and even Rapid Opiate Detox surgery

- Brian

I came to Inner Realms with an addiction to grams of pure heroin a day habit for many years. I was nervous at first but right from the second I arrived, I knew I was in great hands. I was even given medication right away so I could stay comfortable the whole time.

Garyth and Blair are both extremely knowledgeable and caring, and they saved my life.



- Connor

When I found out about ibogaine and the use of it became very urgent for me to get into center as soon as possible.

I talked to 2 other ibogaine providers before Garyth. None of them felt my urgency as much as he did.

And I was on the flight to Vancouver from New York with a heavy and obsessive heroin addiction.  

- Rachele

When I first decided to seek Ibogaine treatment, a friend of mine who had been through treatment herself had just 3 words for me: “Get to Garyth.”

She told me that he was really the best provider around, and my experience in treatment showed me the value of her advice.

Inner Realms is a small, client-centric Ibogaine center run by Garyth and Blair. Over the course of several weeks, they weaned me slowly off a 10+ year methadone addiction and provided the kindest, most loving care and treatment.

They were attentive to my every physical, spiritual, psychosocial and emotional need, and made me feel both safe and welcome at Inner Realms.