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Iboga Nights (2014)

David Graham Scott's 2004 film DETOX OR DIE documented how, with a single dose of iboga, he quit his drug addiction, inspiring others to do the same. Iboga has long been used in African ... See full summary »

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David Graham Scott's 2004 film DETOX OR DIE documented how, with a single dose of iboga, he quit his drug addiction, inspiring others to do the same. Iboga has long been used in African religious ceremonies. Now the West promotes iboga for swift, painless withdrawal. Just how effective is iboga? In Holland David films addicts undergoing a long night of psychedelic detox, watched by an experienced iboga practitioner. One client collapses, ends up on life-support, and the provider is jailed. David begins to question the safety of iboga treatment. The film culminates with a nerve-wracking iboga session in London with the director himself administering the treatment! How does David justify involving himself so deeply in this controversial treatment? Is it the addict's perfect quick fix? Written by Anonymous

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A serious, emotional and enlightening masterpiece.
13 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Delve deep into the much debated treatment for opioid addiction that uses Ibogaine, an extremely powerful natural psychedelic substance found in a number of plants. Used for centuries in parts of Africa for spiritual and ritualistic purposes it is also known for its ability to eliminate opioid withdrawal symptoms. This form of therapy still remains very much "underground" despite the overwhelming evidence of successfully treating opioid dependence amongst countless addicts throughout the world.

After receiving this treatment himself a number of years ago and personally finding the treatment a success, David Graham Scott sets out to meet a number of opiate addicts who are soon to undergo this controversial therapy. Get up close and very personal as the cameras follow them on their psychedelic journey towards liberation from the suffocating grip of Heroin, Morphine and opiates alike. The filmmaker shines a very bright light on this form of therapy and eventually finds himself taking care of a young addict who has made the serious decision to treat himself in a DIY fashion at his own home after doing a great deal of research into this substance which is banned in some countries and highly regulated in others. This film sets out to give Ibogaine a voice and the ability to prove itself as either a successful 'cure' for opioid dependence or a risky, dangerous yet very much available option. A serious, enlightening and emotional masterpiece which is sure to force you into your own debate as to whether this treatment should be making its way towards becoming a mainstream medical practice. One thing is for sure, It certainly isn't all plain sailing. Absolutely Brilliant!


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