Medical Director

Dr. Lopez graduated from University of San Carlos of Guatemala in 1990. Then he made his post graduate studies in internal medicine at The General Hospital San Juan de Dios. There he also studied Neurophysiology. He then studied Neurobiology at CIREN in La Habana, Cuba.  He also has a specialization in therapeutic narrative from University Rafael Landivar. He returned to the University of San Carlos to receive a specialization in Addictology and to teach Neuro-Anatomy and Psychopharmacology in the psychology department

He is a member of Guatemalan Society of Biological Psychiatry. He has developed his own studies of P.A.W. Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, and has had success treating patients with the P.A.W. protocol that he developed. He is currently perusing new studies to understand the neurobiological process related to chemical and affective behavioral addictions, PTSD, and other psychitric conditions.



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Since 2008 we have implemented the most advanced approach for addiction treatment in Guatemala

by using the most breakthrough detox protocols and medications especially IBOGAINE.

Our focus is the neuro protection of the patient´s brain by combining several medications

during the detox process. We help patients to overcome the three major obstacles to start the recovery process:

-Fear of enduring the withdrawal symptoms that are attributed to the detox process

-Denial related to all chemical addiction and self destructive behavioral patterns

-Fear of relapsing after leaving the clinic

With our treatment protocols, we have had highly success rates, especially with IBOGAINE

therapy. (78%-82%)

From our point of view we believe that the human being can be understood trough these

Seven areas:








We evaluate our patients and pay attention to all these areas before, during and after the treatment. We believe that the better we understand our patient, the more successful the outcome of treatment will be.


Our vision is to free people from chemical and behavioral addiction disorders.

We are aware that an addiction affects not only the addict but their surrounding loved ones. Therefore we will involve the patients loved ones by informing them of the entire healing process that the patient will go though while at our clinic and to educate them on the main factors that cause addiction and the steps necessary for the patient to maintain their sobriety after they leave our clinic.

Our hope is that once these healthier people are equipped with the knowledge of what causes addiction and how to treat, prevent it and maintain sobriety, that they will distribute it throughout their communities and begin to eradicate the stigmas attached to addiction in our culture.

Ibogaina Guatemala team

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