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Review for Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
MAPS has been investigating the medical use of ibogaine, a psychedelic drug which immediately stops withdrawal symptoms from opiate addiction. I received this treatment at a clinic where MAPS has been doing studies, and was asked to participate in one of those studies. The treatment was 100% successful. I was put on suboxone, a potent opiate, by my doctor as an off-label treatment for depression. When I tried to stop taking the drug because it wasn't working, I found that I was deeply addicted to the drug and could not get off of it. I made it twelve days on 0mg with no relief from the horrible physical withdrawal. At my doctor's urging I went back on suboxone. I then learned about ibogaine treatment, and two hours after ingesting the psychedelic, all symptoms were gone! I also benefited greatly from the psychedelic experience. As my experience shows, standard pharmaceutical drugs often harm people and research into alternatives must be undertaken. MAPS is at the forefront of promoting these alternative therapies.
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