The American Psychiatric Association defines addiction as the following: “Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol or a drug even when they know it will cause problems”.
The number of overdoses due to drug addiction outpaces any other accidental cause of death in the United States. Many believe that one of the main reasons for this horrific opioid epidemic is due to the years of gross negligence on the part of the pharmaceutical companies’ not disclosing the addictive nature of their pain medications, thus leading to the irresponsible and excessive, over-prescribing of narcotic pain medications.
With new laws now limiting not only the prescribing of these narcotics, but the amount being prescribed, it has made it very difficult for patients, now physically addicted to these narcotics to receive enough medication through legitimate prescriptions to sustain their addiction. Unfortunately, this has led to so many individuals being forced to rely on illicit street drugs to merely sustain their addictions in an attempt to keep post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) at bay.
Due to the incredible impact opiates have on the brain, many individuals suffering from active addiction find that fear of severe withdrawal is the main reason those suffering from active addiction avoid or fail in their attempts at recovery. With more than two million Americans now dependent or abusing prescription pain pills and street drugs, there is a solution… Ibogaine.
Ibogaine is a magical medicine that can successfully treat a variety of active addictions. Unfortunately, Ibogaine is not legal in the United States due to its “schedule I status”. Individuals in the U.S. desperately seeking help for their addiction are forced to rely on the “FDA approved” synthetic detox and maintenance medications that are being “legally” prescribed to them. These medications sadly just end up replacing one highly addictive opioid with another, which has proven to be equally addictive, and harmful, posing significant health risks with long term use.