Jordan May

Jordan May

Jordan May is a writer and editor at Psymposia. He explores the intersections between drug policy, psychedelics, and community engagement.

Is ibogaine the cure for opioid addiction? It’s not that simple.

The Ibogaine Conversation Conclusion | The goal of this conversation was to provide a platform for a diverse range of perspectives on a single topic. Not everyone agrees, and that’s the point.

Ibogaine treatment comes with risks. We had a discussion about safety with medical providers.

The Ibogaine Conversation Part 10 | Unlike other psychedelic drugs, ibogaine is known to be potentially cardiotoxic. There are a number of fatalities associated with its use, and anyone considering working with it should be aware of the risks.

How safe is ibogaine? We asked Clare Wilkins who has facilitated over 700 treatments

The Ibogaine Conversation Part 9 | Using ibogaine can be fatal if proper safety precautions aren’t taken.

How Not to Do Ibogaine 101 with Juliana Mulligan

The Ibogaine Conversation Part 8 | This is not a do-it-at-home type thing.

Former underground provider, Dimitri Mugianis, on the regulation of ibogaine

The Ibogaine Conversation Part 7 | Prescription is not about accessibility, by definition it’s about restriction. Unless we start to use psychedelics as a way to tear apart these structures and build new ones in their place, then I think it's all a revolving door.

Patrick Kroupa, hacker and ex-heroin ‘junkie’, on microdosing and the medicalization of ibogaine

The Ibogaine Conversation Part 6 | My experience with heroin went from age 14 up to age 30, and taking ibogaine was as close to a miracle as I have ever experienced in my life.

Talking ibogaine research for opioid addiction with Thomas Kingsley Brown

The Ibogaine Conversation Part 5 | Thomas Kingsley Brown, PhD, studied the long-term outcomes of people who received ibogaine for the treatment of opioid addiction. We talked about the results.

We are Bwitists and healers in Gabon. Here’s what we think of the global interest in iboga.

The Ibogaine Conversation Part 4 | The Western world cannot receive the benefits of iboga if they don’t try to understand and assimilate the traditional approach.

How has Western influence changed the traditional use of iboga in Gabon?

The Ibogaine Conversation Part 3 | What is the authentic Bwiti tradition? The answer I got was that this idea of authenticity is an odd idea. It’s a very Western idea. Bwiti considers itself as a culture that’s changing.

Taking Iboga with the People of Gabon

The Ibogaine Conversation Part 2 | Our first stop is in Gabon, Africa, where consumption of the iboga root bark is intimately tied to the ancient spiritual discipline known as Bwiti.