Can brain grow up and heal from a destructive addiction to narcotic drugs? Yes, probably, some ways seems hopeful but yet dangerous. Ibogaine up-regulates the feedbackloop of GDNF (Glia Derived Neurotrophic Factor) in the brain and it stays up-regulated for at least some months and this seems to be the mechanisms of the antiaddictive effects of Ibogaine. But Ibogaine is also associated with some fatalities when taken in a non-medical setting.
David Graham Scott has been addicted to drugs for nearly 20 years, or as he puts it, “four on heroin and the rest on methadone.” You will stay alive but can you really feel the life? David decides to try the potentially dangerous substance Ibogaine.
Filmed by Scott himself over a five-year period, this emotionally charged documentary follows his double life as a heroin abuser and filmmaker, his pattern of deceit with his family, his battle to conquer methadone, and the fight to finally beat his addiction. His desperation to overcome drugs causes him to risk all on an unauthorized, controversial, and potentially lethal method that promises to limit withdrawal symptoms to one day—but sends the patient on a soul-searching, gut-wrenching 36-hour detox. Some content may be objectionable, and some language may be offensive. But not more offensive than the reality it comes from.
Broadcast by BBC 2004 (One Life). Gold Medal winner New York Film Festivals 2005.
Dr. Deborah Mash speaks about ibogaine and addiction. A short Clip from: BBC’s Horizon Special Psychedelic Experience. Dr Deborah Mash comments Voices from the underground about a mystic substance that is supposed to have more or less magic effects on hardcore addicts. Is it true or just another nut from the crackheads? You tell me.