Americans Going Abroad for Illegal Heroin Treatment

April 13, 2018

(BBC) – Albert is among a growing number of opioid addicts from the US going to clinics in Mexico to get treated with a psychedelic drug called ibogaine. The drug is illegal in the US, but several studies have suggested it is effective in alleviating opioid withdrawals and curbing addiction. And unlike daily replacement therapies like buprenorphine or methadone, ibogaine only requires a one-time treatment.

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