Former heroin addict. Now I am proponent of alternative medicines, new-wave treatments, research, and education on psychedelic compounds for addiction, depression, and other disorders.
Addiction is a disease that has a profound effect on everyone that it touches. No one wakes up one day and decides that they want to become addicted to drugs or alcohol. It’s a complex combination of genetics and life experiences that will, ultimately, lead someone to become dependent on substances.
For many young adults, college will be their first introduction to a life lived without constant supervision. They find themselves pushed out of the nest, and into an educational pressure cooker.
Before I found out about Ibogaine treatment, I was a massive junkie. My life was in shambles. I had stolen cash, credit cards, vehicles, and probably lifespan from my parents.