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Ibogaine ‐ poison or panacea?

Drugs and Alcohol Today

ISSN: 1745-9265

Article publication date: 1 November 2004



Ibogaine is hailed as a miracle cure for addictions, with reports of up to 90% effectiveness, while others talk of violent reactions and an increased potential of overdose. In this overview, we look at its potential as a treatment for addictions. We talk to those who administer it and use it and ask why so little research has been carried out in the UK to establish its safety and uncover political and commercial reluctance to investigate its potential.


Hayes, G. (2004), "Ibogaine ‐ poison or panacea?", Drugs and Alcohol Today, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 16-24.



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