Hallucinogenic root takes davos stage as addiction fighter

Every year some of the world’s most influential actors put their day-to-day business to the side and join colleagues in Davos, a mountain resort in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland. A picturesque setting, with plenty of enjoyable touristic activities, these folks however do not arrive to play. Rather, they’ve come together to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF), a meeting with a lofty mission – to improve the state of the world by engaging academic, political, and business leader to shape regional, global, and industry agendas. 

The 2020 get-together was pre-pandemic, so Zoom was not the preferred communication medium. This was fortunate for Atai Life Sciences AG, a company experimenting with alternative drug rehabilitation. Backed by billionaire investor Peter Thiel, the company had quite possibly their most valued, captive audience to date, and one that most presumed could care less about the subject matter. Yet, the reception was incredible. Ibogaine and other psychedelics have proven their effectiveness, and getting that message out is now the current challenge. Eyk Henning explains in “A Hallucinogenic Root Is Pitched to Davos Set as Treatment for Opioid Addiction” how opioid and heroin rehabilitation, among others, are being completely re-thought with ibogaine. 

Ibogaine treatment in Mexico has been advancing rapidly, especially in the area of fentanyl detox. Having world leaders with the clout and cache behind this movement could very well be a record breakthrough. 

Read the full article here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-22/hallucinogenic-root-takes-davos-stage-as-addiction-fighter

Veteran Navy SEAL Advocates for Psychedelic Assisted Therapy

Serving one’s country is a noble undertaking. Ex-Navy SEAL Marcus Capone took great pride in his time deployed abroad, but neither he nor his family could have prepared for the battle that awaited upon his return, a battle far more grueling and one that nearly ended his life.

In this moving interview with Psychedelic Times, Marcus and his wife Amber detail the sub-concussive and concussive impact on Marcus’ brain due to decades of contact sports and SEAL operations. Marcus’ story is harrowing while simultaneously uplighting. His family has traversed a difficult path, but Amber’s unwavering support and determination to find a treatment for Marcus were present throughout.

Thanks to psychedelic-assisted therapy, specifically involving Ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT, Marcus has finally been able to put years of brain clinic treatments to rest. The couple is passionate about sharing their experience and formed a non-profit – Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS). There is a bright light at the end of the tunnel, but that tunnel can be long and arduous if combined with inadequate treatment.

Read the full article https://psychedelictimes.com/navy-seal-psychedelic-assisted-therapy/

Learn more iboga

Heroin and opioid addiction is absolutely debilitating. There are few substances harder to rehabilitate from, yet prescription opiates (OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, etc.) are everpresent and making eventual heroin rehabilitation an impossible proposition. “Drug Addicts Aren’t the Only Ones Recovering: Iboga Also Found to Cure Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD” is an article that sheds light on ibogaine, with a particular emphasis on the differences of this alternative drug rehabilitation and some of the more common, well-known treatments with so-so track-records. 

The article details that with ibogaine treatment, be it ibogaine treatment in Mexico or anywhere for that matter, the user’s life is presented on a series of 3-dimensional screens. Said user is transported to a familiar place, but one that is confrontational by nature. If someone is engaged in fentanyl detox, for example, simply applying a band-aid for the pain via conventional, pharmaceutical medication will never address the root problem. This might be the less aggressive stance to take, but ibogaine is geared at long-term recovery, not band-aid-esque interventions.  

Read the full article here: https://psychedelictimes.com/learn-more-iboga/