Martin Steele

Chandler, others support Kentucky spending millions on possible psychedelic treatment for addiction

BY: - September 18, 2023

Twenty-three people spoke in favor of funding the development of an opioid-use disorder treatment using the psychedelic drug ibogaine with some of the state’s opoid-settlement money at the Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission‘s second and final public hearing on Friday, Sept. 15. Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky President and CEO Ben Chandler, a former Kentucky […]

Could an illegal psychedelic substance ease the opioid crisis? Daniel Cameron wants to find out.

BY: - June 2, 2023

The head of the commission that manages Kentucky’s opioid-settlement money said Wednesday that the panel will “explore the possibility” of committing “no less than $42 million” to developing a treatment of opioid-use disorder with the psychedelic drug ibogaine, which is not legal in the United States. Gov. Andy Beshear questioned the idea and said it […]