September 13, 2022

Ibogaine: psychedelic treatment for substance use disorders with Dr. Bruno Rasmussen

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Bruno Rasmussen MD to talk about the psychedelic, ibogaine. Bruno is an internal medicine physician, gastroenterologist, and the CMO of Beneva Clinics in São Paulo, Brazil. Bruno has spent the last 20 years working with ibogaine to treat substance use disorders with incredible success.

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(1:55) Bruno introduces himself and to how ibogaine is used in Brazil
(4:40) Is ibogaine treatment safe?
(7:25) Ibogaine treatment for cocaine and opiate use disorders
(22:40) The different phases of the ibogaine experience
(36:00) Do people use ibogaine for fun?
(38:56) Can ibogaine be used to treat other psychiatric conditions?
(42:20) Howard Lotsof, the researcher who discovered and pioneered the use of ibogaine
(50:25) Ibogaine microdosing and prescription a “Lambarene”
(54:10) Can ibogaine be used to treat alcohol use disorder?
(57:42) Traditional indigenous use of ibogaine in Africa 

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