It doesn’t take much digging in the underbrush of the Congo basin to find the iboga plant, an innocuous-looking but hallucinogen-packed shrub that has the potential to revolutionize drug addiction treatment. Still, Ibogaine, the powerful hallucinogen derived from the plant, isn’t as easy to find stateside — it’s classified as a Schedule 1 substance so even academics struggle to get their hands on it. Jonathan Dickinson, director of the Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance, wants to change that.

“The reality is that there is nothing else that has come anywhere close or has so many of the qualities in one medicine or in one practice that is able to address all of these different levels of addiction… I think that, eventually it will be obvious.” onathan Dickinson

https://www.inverse.com/article/7159-the-case-for-studying-ibogaine-the-anti-addiction-drug

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