As is implied in the name, Calle began as an aftercare facility. Following my treatment in September, 2009, it took several months for me to get back on my feet…don’t despair, there were several contributing factors to this time frame (eg. My age, 60 years, length of time on high doses of oxycontin and fentanyl, daily for 11.5 years, and the injuries sustained which lead to my dependency in the first place, two fractured discs in my neck leading to disc degeneration, and several broken ribs). During this recovery period I spent a few months living in San Pancho and interacting with clients there who had been treated with ibogaine. I learned, both through my own experience and in these interactions that although ibogaine is a detox tool par excellence, it is not a “cure” for addiction. (this from Bob Sisko–“….contrary to sensationalist claims found in popular media, ibogaine is not a ‘cure’ for addiction, but is an ‘addiction interruptor’ that is particularly useful for facilitating detoxification. Success should be defined not by a ‘drug-free’ life but by an ‘addiction-free’ life in which the individual has the ability to choose whether or not to use drugs.”) It is not a magic pill and recovery is an on-going process, rarely if ever complete after one dose of ibogaine. (and from Ken Alper–“optimal persistence in the self-administration of drugs by animals, or persistent reductions in drug cravings by humans may be achieved with a regimen of multiple doses over a period of time rather than with a single dose.” Alper, 2001) This, in my personal experience, and in observation of friends and clients, has proven to be the case. For this reason, multiple doses of ibogaine are administered, often as booster sized doses in the period following treatment, sometimes as “carry-home”.