Why Is This Powerful Addiction-Fighting Substance Banned in the U.S.? Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/ iordani State legislators, medical marijuana patients, doctors and adult cannabis consumers have been stymied in many ways by the federal listing of cannabis as a schedule 1 controlled substance.
However, cannabis is not unique in that regard. For example, another powerful medicine plant, the iboga shrub, is likewise banned from medical use. What makes iboga a special case is that its major medical value has been as an effective treatment for addiction to alcohol and hard drugs. Once again, the Drug War that is supposed to prevent addiction is used instead to withhold treatment from those who most need it. Marijuana reformers know all too well the hypocrisy of the US Drug War.
Cannabis to reduce opioid use; ibogaine to treat hard drug addiction Ancient plant eliminates withdrawal symptoms. [Watch] 61-Year-Old Mother Tries Shrooms For The First Time, Allows Son To Film It. The day after the experience, the mother of two felt like she had shed “a lot of lies about her life.”
Did you know? While a large percent of first-world citizens are wary of hallucinogenic substances, John Hopkins University has been testing the effect of psilocybin in the context of a cognitive behavioral therapy treatment program. The most noted trial, which took place in 2014, resulted in 80% of long-term smokers remaining abstinent from the habit for six months after taking “magic mushrooms.”
That rate of success is unheard of. While the results shocked conservative thinkers, it opened doors for other studies to follow. 4 Alternative Herbal Remedies for Anxiety (Tried and Tested) 7 Legal Herbs That Can Alter Your Consciousness and Super-Charge your Dreams. Terms and Conditions Welcome to www.ewao.com (the "Website").
How else to explain the consistent messages received in mushroom, ayahuasca, iboga, and peyote visions of a world out of balance, of the need to take responsibility, of the vast empathic sentience of the Gaian Mind? …In the same way that we garden plants, teacher plants like ayahuasca seem to garden us when we digest them”  That our indigenous ancestors were more connected to the earth than we are is not up for debate.
Also up for little debate is that the destruction of our environment is increasing at an alarming rate, threatening the premature extinction of our species, due to the modern way of life in which humans live more on nature than with it. Biochemical Relationship Between Psychedelic Plants And The Human Brain RESOURCES 1. 2. The Illegal Drug That Could Help Ease Anxiety About Death. A new study looks at MDMA for treating anxiety related to life-threatening illness.
Phil Wolfson is a psychotherapist who lost his 16-year-old son to leukemia more than three decades ago. He wrote the book Noe: A Father-Son Song of Life, Love, Illness and Deathabout the experience of watching his son navigate adolescence while succumbing to the terminal disease. His personal experiences, he says, place him in a strange position of “too much knowledge” when he works with patients who are dealing with devastating loss, as well as anxiety and PTSD symptoms that often come with life-threatening illness. “I work with lots of people, not only who may have lost children, but who are facing illness and or are involved with treatment that’s very difficult,” he said. “This has been part of my life’s work and certainly accelerated since my son got ill in 1984.
Wolfson’s repertoire is unique in many ways, one of the major ones being his experience integrating psychedelics into his practice. The Truth About What Psychedelics Do to Your Brain. Tom McKay, PolicyMicWaking Times Scientists Studied What Psychedelics Do to the Brain, and It’s Not What You’ve Been Told It turns out that psychedelics aren’t just good for turning into an elf and jousting a car.
Psychiatrists, psychologists and specialists in addiction and recovery from traumatic experiences have been investigating the use of hallucinogens in treatment programs, and the results indicate that psychedelics actually have practical therapeutic uses. And one drug has proven particularly useful. Repeated studies have found the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, can help people move past major life issues — like beating alcoholism and becoming more empathetic. The research: One study concluded that controlled exposure to psilocybin could have long-lasting medical and spiritual benefits. How Psychedelics Are Saving Lives - Waking Times.