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So, yeah, I’ve been on pain meds, opioid pain meds for at least 15 years now. I think it actually is a little bit longer I tell you the truth. And, you know, I’ve been thinking for years that I’d like to get off of them. But I had no real I mean I do have chronic pain but I’m able to I’m able to work on it and get my pain levels down now.And I’m at a point where I would like to be pain medicine free.

How did you get addicted to opioids?

Um, I ended up hurting I injured my neck, doing yoga actually. And I was in pain and just ended up going to a pain management doctor who immediately— pretty much immediately—put me on opioid pain medication put me on Vicaden first, and then eventually, it just kept on going up to Percocet. I was I used to be on eight Percocets a day and a Fentanyl patch.And now I get prescribed less than that. And I take less than that.Yeah, I find I don’t need as much each day, especially when I work on my pain.

Have you tried other ways?

No, I haven’t because the only other ways apparently, from what I know the only other way is through Suboxone which also I hear has opioids in it actually and apparently it’s very addictive as well.

So I never try getting off of them. I’ve only lowered down myself the amount I take per day. That’s why.

Suboxone I’ve heard is has some really lingering long term effects.

Yeah, I’ve heard it’s very— I don’t know— I’ve heard people being on it for years.

So it’s like you’re trading one thing for the other.

Exactly.

What’s the point? Right?

Yeah.

So how did you hear about Ibogaine?

Um, I heard about Ibogaine when I came back to plant medicines, psychedelics, about a year and a half ago, year and three quarters. I was researching. I was researching for about a year and a half before I came back to the medicines. Just kind of for some reason, it took me a while to get my nerve up to come back to them. Which I’m not quite sure why because I never had a hard time on them. But I was still nervous.

Perhaps it’s good to be nervous.

Oh, yeah, absolutely. No, yeah, you should be nervous. The first medicine I did was Toad medicine actually.

And from there, I just started meeting more people who’ve been on Ayahuasca retreats, and some people who’ve been on iboga retreats, and I just started hearing more about it. How it was, you know, a medicine that can help somebody get off opiates without going through withdrawal. And I’ve just been looking into it ever since really hoping that I get the chance one day to to do it.

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