Ibogaine and Opiate Detoxification

The Pyschiatry and Addiction Medicine Interest Groups are excited to announce that we will have Kyle Kampmann from UPenn this coming Monday, 11/14 @ 6pm in Room A1 at Queen Lane to discuss his experience with detox from opiate addiction and in particular the use of Ibogaine therapy. Ibogaine is derived from the root-bark of the plant iboga, and has been used in west-African shamanic rites of passage for centuries as it induces a 16-20 hour psychedelic trip. In the sixties, it was discovered accidentally that heroin addicts experience dramatically reduced withdrawal symptoms if they consume ibogaine during detoxification. This medicine is not legal in the USA, but is available for legal use in therapeutic settings in Canada, Mexico, and parts of Europe. Join us in discussing detox in general and ibogaine in particular in the context of changing attitudes in medical research toward the use of psychedelic medicines. Dr. Kyle Kampman is a dual-board certified physician in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry who specializes in cocaine and opiate addiction, and substance abuse. Dr. Kampman is a professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia. RSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VNOVAkOKdj0poAlxRuAWi6kReN7yTcU6AAE-LnSxXYY/edit#gid=0

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