I was going to recommend ibogaine as well, which is prime for opioid treatment due to some pharmacological features of it, and it's metabolite, however the compound can also treat alcohol, cocaine and methamphetamine addiction.
Some ibogaine centers are even incorporating 5-meo-DMT into their treatment, where after one has recovered from the Ibogaine, the 5-meo-DMT is administered.
Around 10 years ago I suffered from mild depression as well as polysubstance abuse issues. I had been using psilocybin fungi heavily during thus time and by random chance, and out of pure curiosity I smoked DMT. I smoked an extreme extreme dose, and had what can be called a "peak experiance" or "shamanic crisis", and I have never been the same since.
Before this dmt event I was entangled in a toxic relationship with a women who was emotionally unstable, highly manipulative, extremely dishonest and nearly pathological in her constant lying and backbiting, she was horribly abusive, and an addict as well. After that first DMT event all personal attachment for her vanished, I was able to see her clearly without the blinding influence of emotion and attachments, as well as situation which she had created around me. So, I decided to leave her, which actually took months, she ended up destroying everything I owned, and spreading lies to all of our common associates, but I was free from the situation at last, and could finally progress in life. My next step was immediately stopping the use of all drugs aside from a select group of psychedelics and cannabis. This occurred nearly effortlessly, there was no "struggle with addiction", the changes had been made nearly instantaneously after I inhaled my first dose of dimethyltryptamine, and within a month after the first DMT event I was completely drug free. My view had been altered, there was nothing desirable left regarding these substances, and stopping their use was more than easy for me.
Then another change occured, I cut off contact with the majority of the people I would socialize with. I finally understood the deep impact of their influence, and how it was preventing my progress. I am a reclusive person, so this was not a challenge, it was just a matter of waiting until I could meet good hearted, well motivated individuals, who were positive in thought and action, and dedicated to honesty, compassion, and being the best person possible, people who would further my progress and who were sources of good karma. As they buddha (kind of) said:
If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.
In reeality this is an amalgamation of two quotes:
329. If for company you cannot find a wise and prudent friend who leads a good life, then, like a king who leaves behind a conquered kingdom, or like a lone elephant in the elephant forest, you should go your way alone.
330. Better it is to live alone; there is no fellowship with a fool. Live alone and do no evil; be carefree like an elephant in the elephant forest.http://fakebuddhaquotes.com/if-you-cann ... -progress/
Surely enough after a short period of keeping to myself I managed to locate such people. I only associate with a very small group of individuals, which works great in my situation, specially since I work with these individuals as well.
After the DMT event, I dove full force into my studies, I spent every minute of every day in my notebook, or textbook, or workspace. My studies and work still consume the majority of my time, but it's work that I love to do, it's work that I would be doing on my free time regardless. Fortunately my obsession with organic chemistry connected with my obsession with psychedelics in an incredibly fortunate manner.
Then the last major change was spirituality, I was agnostic before this DMT event, leaning towards atheism. I am still very scientifically oriented in thought, I am very skeptikal and always demand empirical evidence, however, during this event I experienced death, dismemberment, resurrection, and rebirth. I no longer had to believe in non-physical conscious existance which follows the death of the physical body, I had experienced it first hand. I always had an interest in eastern philosophy, however after this event it took on a new meaning, I could actual understand and take seriously spiritual concepts which I had either missed or dismissed prior. Buddhism, taoism, Hinduism, and shamanism began to have a much greater influence in my life.
I have not suffered from any type of depression or mental health issue, or suffered any issue relating to drug use since this DMT event.
Aside from all that I have been truly happy, not the type if happiness that is externally derived, but true happiness with spiritual balance. I no longer fear death, and have deep personal insight regarding it. If I lost everything I owned and was treated terribly by every human on earth it could not shake the happiness, joy, and love for life which I have attained, for this happiness comes from inner clarity, balance, and understanding.
Misc. Related research:http://www.maps.org/research/psilo-lsd/ ... urces-list
At the bottom of the list in the link above we find anecdotal evidence of cannabis and psilocybin treating bipolar.
Science shows that long term and permanent changes can be induced by use of these compounds.
these data suggest that regular use of psychedelic drugs could potentially lead to structural changes in brain areas supporting attentional processes, self-referential thought, and internal mentation. These changes could underlie the previously reported personality changes in long-term users and highlight the involvement of the PCC in the effects of psychedelics.
Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. and ECNP. All rights reserved.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25637267
I feel that ibogaine, or even ayahuasca and LSD are for more likely to be effective than other methods of treatments.
I think the way that drugs, and drug users and drug use are viewed in modern society is absurd. I also feel nearly the same regarding the types of treatment which are offered, but this is another issue.