Shock the Junkie: Inside the Clinic

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Keegan Hamilton

Sandi, pictured with a golden retriever named Yuppy, operates an "aftercare" facility. Patients who aren't ready to return home after ten days of rehab at Pangea Biomedics come to Sandi for "booster doses" of ibogaine and additional therapy.

This week's feature story, "Shock the Junkie," examines a controversial addiction cure called ibogaine. A potent hallucinogen, the substance is illegal in the United States but unregulated in many countries, including Canada and Mexico. Our story features several scenes at Pangea Biomedics, a rehab clinic in Tijuana that specializes in ibogaine therapy. Here's a photo tour of the facility, courtesy of writer/photographer Keegan Hamilton.

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