Juliana Mulligan
Psychedelic Program Coordinator

Understanding the Current State of the Global Iboga and Ibogaine Treatment Community.

Ibogaine treatment has proven to be an exceptional tool for working with substance use and other mental health issues, but the worldwide treatment community faces many hurdles in terms safety, ethics, training, and conservation. Juliana will be discussing these issues through the lens of her own near-death ibogaine treatment in 2011 and her experiences working in the field since. She will cover a history of the treatment community, their current shortcomings and strengths, clinical safety issues, reciprocity, and how to address these areas moving forward. Also covered will be ways for people to decipher how to find safe clinics and practitioners as well as an overview of what the ideal integration support can look like afterwards.

Juliana Mulligan is a formerly opioid dependent person, formerly incarcerated, and has been a working member of the ibogaine treatment community for ten years. In 2011, with the help of Ibogaine treatment, Juliana left opioids behind and set off on a path to transform the way drug users and their treatment is approached.

She is soon to complete her Masters in Social Work at NYU and is the Psychedelic Program Coordinator at the Center for Optimal Living in New York City. She also runs Inner Vision Ibogaine, which supports people in preparation and integration around ibogaine treatment.

She has worked in multiple ibogaine clinics, presented at various psychedelic and harm reduction conferences, and is the author of the Guide to Finding a Safe Ibogaine Clinic and co-author of Fireside’s Warning Signs When Selecting a Psychedelic Facilitator. She has taught about ibogaine at Charite University in Berlin and Southwestern College in New Mexico and has written for multiple publications about ibogaine, including Double Blind Magazine and Chacruna.