#2 - Dr. Thomas Kingsley Brown: Ibogaine: Past and Present

November 29, 2022

Dr. Thomas Kingsley Brown, an anthropologist, chemist and a MAPS researcher who studies the potential for ibogaine-assisted therapy to treat drug addiction, among other things. He is the research program coordinator at the University of California San Diego McNair program, and an advisor to Beond.

What’s covered:

  • How ibogaine stacks up against standard treatment models for addiction
  • Dr. Brown’s research on the long-term effects of ibogaine treatment: does it last?
  • the recent history of ibogaine
  • Who is Howard Lotsof?
  • How and why ibogaine was scheduled in the United States
  • Psychedelic drug policy
  • What Dr. Brown’s research shows about the importance of integration and support after treatment
  • Can a psychedelic experience feel like a religious conversion?

Why it’s important:

If you’re interested in learning more about both the long-term effects of ibogaine, and ibogaine’s history, this episode is for you. Dr. Kingsley Brown also does an excellent job of explaining why ibogaine is where it’s at right now as far as policy and research. His explanations of his own work on ibogaine’s long-term effects speak to the potential that it has in treating addiction effectively.

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About the podcast

At our core, all humans are affected by trauma—it’s what we do with that trauma that can reshape our lives. In Root Medicine, author and journalist Amanda Siebert is joined by psychedelic researchers, trauma and addiction specialists, practitioners, patients, and parents as they unpack their understanding of and experiences with ibogaine, a potent drug derived from the West African shrub, iboga. It may be best known for its ability to interrupt opiate addiction, but there’s more to it than that: ibogaine can help us get to the root of our trauma so we can truly heal. As mental healthcare is slowly reshaped by psychedelic medicines, join Siebert for powerful conversations that provide listeners with knowledge for their own healing journey, and practitioners with cutting-edge information on the safe and effective use of ibogaine for trauma and addiction.

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