Dutch Iboga Therapist Released from Custody, Pending Trial’s Conclusion
Dutch Iboga therapist, Sara Glatt, has been released from custody after spending over a hundred days in pre-trial custody. Sara is due back in court on the twentieth of this month, when a verdict is set to be made on whether or not she was responsible for the death of a man who was hit by a truck, 56 hours after she gave him Ibogaine.
Sara is an Iboga therapist, working in the Netherlands, who runs a clinic from her home. She works specifically with people who are addicted or going through some sort of dependency that they wish to break from. The man, who died, came to Sara’s house with his mother looking for treatment that could help him stop drinking alcohol. He was due for an operation and needed to improve his health. After spending ten days with Sara he left and 56 hours later he was hit by a truck.
“There is enough evidence that says that I am not like they [prosecutors and mainstream media] say I am. There is enough evidence from the night that says that he was competent enough to buy a beer, use the cigarette machine, which needs a special coin to prove you are the right age. If he was really tripping he would not be able to do these things.”
Iboga treatment has been hailed as a miraculous cure for addiction because it helps, for example, to relieve cravings during periods of ‘cold turkey’ when people are coming off heroin. However, as she discussed on the Shroom with a View podcast 67, which features an interview with Sara Glatt before she was arrested, it is the changing of routine, lifestyle, and habit that is the long lasting ingredient.
There are many success stories in Sara’s work and since her arrest last June, in connection to the aforementioned death of one of her patients, many people who have experienced Iboga under Sara’s roof have come forward in praise of her work.
Sara has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights over her pre- trial detainment on grounds that it has been unfair. If all goes in her favour on the twentieth of November, Sara said she will be partnering up with an English psychoanalyst who lives in Majorca and together they will offer the treatment and give each other support.
“The trial is going to be in Utrecht and maybe one or two weeks afterwards I will hear the end of this.”
We await the trial’s conclusion.