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A hallucinogenic compound derived from the roots of a West African shrub, sometimes used as a treatment for heroin or cocaine addiction.
- ‘The compound - the alkaloid ibogaine - is a known natural hallucinogen but has been used experimentally in treating addiction to drugs such as heroin.’
- ‘The conference featured speakers on topics ranging from ibogaine to harm reduction in the state of California.’
- ‘Here is an article in which Burroughs’ esteem for ibogaine as an addiction-breaker is noted.’
- ‘Around the 30 minute mark on the nose, we veer off into ibogaine as addiction cure.’
From a blend of iboga (local name for the compound) and cocaine.
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