How psychedelic medicine is being used in the fight to end opioid addiction

CEO and co-founder of ATAI Life Sciences, Florian Brand explains why one psychedelic medicine might provide the key to fighting opioid addiction. 

No one wakes up one day and decides to become opioid dependent. You might have been warned against the risks – aware that there’s a chance of developing a tolerance or dependence on the drugs. At the start they block the pain and release that feel-good ...

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This Detox Drug Could Get You Hooked And Kill You

There is no medically approved single-dose cure for opioid addiction in the United States or anywhere alse in the world for that matter.

Those that want to quit opioids on sheer willpower alone are fighting a losing battle and are in for the hell of an experience — literally. Immediately withdrawing from an opioid or going cold turkey can make a user wish he were dead.

Once an opioid is removed, “the body ...

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Clare S. Wilkins – A Novel Approach To Detoxification From Methadone With Ibogaine



The African psychoactive alkaloid Ibogaine, Schedule 1 in the USA, researched for substance use since the 1950’s, has demonstrated effectiveness in reversing tolerance & craving for opioids, stimulants & alcohol. Risks & fatalities are involved, due to the demographic, screening, inducing bradycardia, prolonging the QT interval & blocking the Potassium hERG channel, further complicated by opioid maintenance medications & psychiatric drugs. Almost all ibogaine centres, rapidly increasing ...

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