Psychology

150 years into the opioid epidemic, many are resorting to ibogaine treatment

Unfortunately, regardless of how much empathy we have in the world these days, in many countries the solutions offered by national healthcare are not yet adequate to prevent excessive relapse rates which hovers at around 91% … One may argue that since the cost of alternative [iboga/ibogaine] treatment is prohibitive, that only a select few fortunate patients are breaking free of addiction while many lives are lost during an extended waiting period.​

By now it is well known that the US does no longer participate in Ibogaine research and that much of the previous research was done in other countries. It is true that the current administration is looking into the opioid crisis and possible solutions and that they are very outspoken and concerned. Yet,despite a political will to move forward, we are yet to see an improvement in addiction statistics, relapse rates and related deaths … Nowadays, there is more knowledge about the fact that so many people went down the same path of addiction innocently after they became hooked on prescription medication given for chronic pain and other common illnesses … According to Ibogaine treatment facilities, Americans are… streaming in.

From the Article (Jerusalem Post):
150 years into the opioid epidemic, many are resorting to ibogaine treatment
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