Why the Drug Scheduling System Makes No Sense

There are various issues with drug scheduling systems around the world. In the eyes of many researchers, the way we classify drugs is far from evidence-based and makes no sense. The legal framework in which drugs exist, some argue, is largely based on tradition, fear, and ignorance. The correct way to respond to these issues…View Post

Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, and Recovery: Cassidy’s Story

I recall taking a road trip with my parents as a young girl. We were driving down a busy interstate in Arkansas. The cars were rushing by and the radio was playing an old Led Zeppelin song that my dad liked. I saw a tunnel ahead that took us straight through a large hill. The…View Post

Should Ibogaine Be Used to Treat Drug Addiction?

Ibogaine is a psychoactive chemical found in the Tabernanthe iboga plant. It has both hallucinogenic and dissociative properties, which means it produces both hallucinations and feelings of detachment. Ibogaine-containing brews have been used in rituals in the African spiritual tradition of Bwiti – this is a tradition practised by the Fang people of Gabon and it…View Post

Drug Addiction: A Health or Criminal Issue?

Before deciding whether drug addiction is a health or criminal issue, it is also important to understand what drug addiction is and how addiction in general works. People sometimes make a distinction between a physical addiction and a psychological addiction to something. Both are physical in nature since psychology boils down to physical processes, but it does seem…View Post