ED Magedson – Founder
Safe Haven IbogaineRosarito Beach, Other Mexico
Safe Haven Ibogaine Center Resort - Charles Johnston No Medical Staff, Dogs Barking Next Door, Back home less than 24 hrs. Rosarito Beach Mexico Internet
My daugter is 24 y.o. and a 7 year heroin addict. She has been passing out and needing to be detoxed. Looking for a detox for her she came across Safe Haven Ibogaine Center Resort in Rosarito Beach Mexico. Ibogaine is a natural dextox treatment to be administered by a medical professional. The total cost was $6500.00 for a 7 day stay. She was flown into San Diego, CA on Oct. 17th and picked up at the airport and driven to the center in Mexico. She had her birth certificate and driver's license to get across the border.
On arrival she was given Oxycodone because she was going through withdrawal. She had to sign a consent for treatment. There was no certified professional in sight. The place was completely empty, no food , nothing or other than one other person there for treatment. We were told that the owner, Charles Johnson, wasn't there either. We phoned him and he said he was in Texas for a marketing meeting. We found out later that he actually lives in Texas and conducts his business from there and answers all the phone calls and emails that come in from there.
He was wanting to know about the wire transfer because it wasn't at his bank yet and they wanted to start treatment (this was at 3:30 pm). the address he gave us for the wire transfer was Ctibank California, Safe Haven Center, 7139 Kester Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91405. Come to find out there is no building at that address. The only correct thing he gave us was the routing # and Account #. He told us that a doctor was coming in to give our daughter the Ibogaine and someone would be with her throughout the night making sure all went well.
Also, they took her cell phone from her so she couldn't contact us or take pictures. Our daughter stated that no doctor come in that night and the person that was in the room with her left to go sleep. When she was given Ibogaine by this lay person, there was dogs barking throughout the night. We were also told that she was being disruptive and needed to leave. She was upset because some man searched her belongings and supposedly found a vial of heroin. She yelled at this man one time and told him he was a liar.
She was there to get off heroin and very willing and excited to. Because of this they took her to the airport on Friday, Oct. 18th to come back home. She missed her connector and spent the night in the airport in Phoenix and arrived on Saturday, Oct. 19th at 4pm into Detroit. No money has ever been refunded to us and no phone call was made to us by Charles Johnston. Once he gets your money he has no intention on following through with what's stated in his website. Don't send your loved one here! It all a scam!
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