Psychedelic profiles: ibogaine
Ibogaine is a psychoactive compound found in several plants, most notably in the roots of the iboga tree, and has been used medicinally and ceremoniously in West Africa for centuries.
Although ibogaine is not listed as a scheduled substance by the United Nations, possession of it is strictly regulated or prohibited in several Western countries – restricting its adoption.
The entheogen has an established history in the treatment of substance use disorders, particularly in South America where its use remains unregulated. Ibogaine has the potential to decrease substance misuse, particularly opioid use disorder, which has become an epidemic across North America.
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