Emily Albert begins her 36-hour Ibogaine treatment at The Ibogaine Institute

Opioid addicts are turning to a clinic in Mexico to break their addiction, but there’s a catch. The treatment is illegal in the US.


Ibogaine is a powerful hallucinogenic drug that has been shown to have surprising success in treating addiction. But it comes with risks that, so far, have made its use in the US illegal.

A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. at a local pharmacy.

Why the opioid crisis is an American problem

Georgiy Gaidamaka left his native Simferopol, in Crimea, after the Russian government said it would cut end the methadone­ substitution therapy he’d relied on to treat his heroin addiction. Now he lives in Kiev, where he builds amplifiers from old Soviet

For Ukrainians displaced by conflict, there’s no going back

The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

Here are 9 stories that show how to make things better

Palliative care patient in Pune, India.

Part V: Dispensing Comfort

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How an Afghan Methadone Clinic is Fighting to Counter HIV

Conflict & Justice

HIV is spreading among Afghanistan’s injection drug users, and a methadone clinic was recently opened in Kabul to help the problem.