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Tabula Rasa Retreat


Tabula Rasa Retreat Review

Tabula Rasa Retreat is a treatment facility in Portugal that specializes in Ibogaine-assisted detox treatment. It is available to men and women struggling with a range of substance use disorders including alcohol, cocaine, heroin and other opioids. Founded in 2015, the facility provides a natural alternative to methadone as well as a range of holistic supplemental therapies. It does not utilize any 12-step programming. However, it does have comprehensive dual diagnosis support for clients with co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety and trauma.

Accommodations and Food

Located in the hills of Southern Portugal, the facility is a two hour drive from Lisbon. It’s a serene and scenic atmosphere because it’s far removed from the noise and bustle of city life.

Residents stay in the beautiful “Farm of Faith” house. It boasts spacious common areas, comfortable furnishings, plenty of natural light and five upscale bedrooms that have queen sized beds, an ensuite bathroom and terrace. Residents enjoy a nice swimming pool and a workout area. The facility allows phone calls and internet use. 

All clients enjoy a nutritious menu customized to address the unique dietary needs of the individual.

Treatment and Staff

Before beginning treatment, clients must first undergo a comprehensive evaluation. It includes a complete medical history and account of substance use. In addition, the medical team evaluates liver function and performs metabolic panel and an EKG.

Tabula Rasa Retreat specializes in a comprehensive medical detox program. The facility utilizes Ibogaine to provide a detox process without painful withdrawal symptoms. The process lasts between 48 and 72 hours. While the total length of care varies from client to client, the facility encourages individuals to stay for a couple of weeks following Ibogaine treatment to see the best results. The minimum stay is one week.

While Ibogaine-assisted care is the cornerstone of treatment, the facility also incorporates a number of supplemental therapies including holistic practices, nutrition and case management services. Perhaps most noteworthy, Tabula Rasa Retreat places a premium on extensive treatment before and after the Ibogaine detox. Following detox, clients participate in nutrition, massage, yoga, mindfulness meditation as well as drum circles. The facility also offers sound therapy, light therapy medicinal cacao and kambo to cleanse the body. Residents also enjoy equine-assisted therapy.

Tabula Rosa Retreat employs a multidisciplinary team comprised of an in-house physician, PhDs, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, cardiologists and counselors. Clients benefit from a one to one ratio of clients to nurses. The entire team is ACLS-certified. As previously mentioned, the facility does provide medication management and medical services for individuals with co-occurring mental illnesses.


Finally, the program offers a continued support plan for any client that has completed the program. This includes free weekly support sessions over Skype.

Tabula Rasa Retreat staff will pick up and drop off clients from the airport.

In Summary

Tabula Rasa Retreat is a short-term residential facility that provides specialized Ibogaine-assisted treatment for individuals struggling with alcohol and opioids disorders. The facility also offers an array of holistic, experiential and wellness therapies. For clients seeking a unique and powerful alternative to traditional detox programming, Tabula Rasa Retreat is an excellent option.

Tabula Rasa Retreat Location

Undisclosed Address
Alentejo, Portugal

Tabula Rasa Retreat Cost

€5000 [$5,643 USD, per publishing day exchange rate] (per week). Reach Tabula Rasa Retreat by phone at +351 965 751 649 or by email. Fond Tabula Rasa Retreat on Facebook and Twitter

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