Dying to get clean: is ibogaine the answer to heroin addiction?
*Oregon Poverty Rates 2017
But for Jay, rehab hadn’t worked and he refused to try methadone (“a horrendous drug. I’ve seen what it does to people and I didn’t want to replace one addiction for another”)
I met Jay one afternoon at a café near his home in north London. He’d initially found a clinic in Mexico online and Skyped with the owner, but was quickly discouraged. He showed me email correspondence he’d had with the facility. The cost of the seven-day addiction programme was “normally $8,000 [£5,900], however I would be able to credit $1k of that towards your airfare,” one email read. “I would need a $500 refundable deposit on a credit card. The remaining $6,500 can be paid via wire transfer, or a cashier’s check.” The man added that his nurse could do the health screening over Skype or email.
Original Article (The Guardian):
‘Dying to get clean: is ibogaine the answer to heroin addiction?
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