Maryland lawmakers consider using ibogaine to treat addiction
Not a cure for heroin addition, but a breakthrough weapon in the national battle against it … Several other states have introduced similar bills, but sponsors are hoping traction in Maryland could lead the way for other states.
Right now, addicts can only find ibogaine treatments in Mexico and Canada, but researchers believe it could solve a crisis right here in Maryland … “Ibogaine is very effective in blocking the signs and symptoms of opiate withdrawal,” said ibogaine researcher Dr. Deborah Mash. “It diminishes drug craving and improves mood.” Testifying at a committee hearing Tuesday, Dr. Mash — the leading expert on ibogaine — told legislators the psychedelic, natural drug re-wires the brain and interrupts the cycle of addiction.
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Maryland Lawmakers Consider Using Ibogaine To Treat Addiction
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