Thursday, January 21, 2010
I'm Dangerous with Love, a documentary about an experimental treatment for addiction called ibogaine. Ibogaine is illegal in the U.S., but nonetheless, an underground movement to use ibogaine to help people kick drugs has emerged here. The documentary raises compelling questions about drug treatment and why and how it is that we have increasingly ceded to the medical profession and science to 'cure' addicition. I wish that Q&A with the 'star' and the director that followed the screening were also available. It was one of the most intelligent discussions I've heard about what drives addiction and how our current treatments miss the mark. If it comes to a theater near you, be sure to check it out!