One of our missions here at Liberty Root is to help generate compassion, and help erase the stigma associated with addiction, especially one of the most debilitating addictions: heroin. One of the most common stories we hear is about people who got addicted to pain pills at first, either through deliberate abuse; a doctor over-prescribing them, or a combination of both. The next step is often that their legal supply runs out, so to avoid the pain and suffering of physical withdrawals, they turn to the street to get pain pills. Next a person realizes that rather than paying a premium price for pharmaceutical grade pills, they could just buy heroin, which will take care of the sickness, and be a lot cheaper.

As I was researching this post, I found this article on Huffington Post, which covers the same topic: How a Big Drug Company Inadvertently Got Americans Hooked on Heroin 

It seems as though a large percentage, perhaps up to a third of the people who contact us share a story very similar to this, and that’s why they’re investigating iboga and ibogaine. Yesterday the Super Bowl was on TV and evidence of how bad this problem has gotten was shown by using this most expensive commercial air-time of the year, to advertise this way too common a story: