Sept. 7, 2023 – Real life Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort has claimed that an illegal psychedelic drug cured him of his addictions and could be the answer to the opioid crisis.

The 61-year-old told the New York Post that he recently went on an ibogaine trip that cured him of his vices.

‘When I woke up from the trip, I no longer craved opiates. I had no more physical addiction,’ he said. Earlier this year, Belfort – who spent 22 months in prison for a pump-and-dump stock fraud scheme – was treated at a clinic outside of Cancun, Mexico earlier this year.

Ibogaine is a psychoactive drug that occurs naturally in some plants and possesses psychedelic and dissociative properties.  

Belfort was famously once addicted to cocaine, a habit he claimed he quite some 25 years ago. However, he’s now admitting that wasn’t the whole truth.

‘I got sober in 1997. Then over a period of two years I had six surgeries … I was taking Vicodin and I was at the point where I’m like, you know, if this goes on much longer, I’m going to get addicted,’ he said.

‘I call my doctors [and they said], ‘Oh, you should go on Suboxone – you can stop taking any more opiates and it doesn’t get you high.

‘[They] didn’t tell me how impossible it would be to get off it! So I was taking Suboxone for 10 years. I wasn’t abusing Suboxone but I couldn’t stop taking it,’ he concluded.

Belfort recounted attempting to quit Suboxone many times over the years, but the withdrawals were always too terrible to see the effort through. His most recent attempt at a rapid detox center this year, he called a ‘total disaster.’