The Conscious Cafe: Eric Taub

by Daniel Holeman and Roberta Walker Holeman: So I’m speaking now with Eric Taub from Florida, who is a therapist and a practitioner who is speaking about the substance called ibogaine. And we’ll start off with welcoming you Eric. Taub: Hi there. Walker: Hi, Eric. Holeman: Hi, and why don’t…

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One-Step Cure for Addiction?

by Jerome Burne Focus Magazine / (July 2000) Beneath a brilliant vault of stars, a young man is sitting on a rug somewhere out in the South African veldt. But he only has eyes for the extraordinary parade of images inside his head. There is a tremor to his legs…

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Brain Waves

How a UM doctor may soon unveil the ultimate cure for addictions, and uncovered the mystery surrounding sudden cocaine deaths (Reprinted from South Florida magazine) By Nina L. Diamond  Photograph by Jane Mitchell Cocaine overdoses had become more common in South Florida than frostbite in Alaska. At the peak of…

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Uncovering Ibogaine

the Deborah Mash Interview with Paul DeRienzo Dr. Deborah Mash is a faculty member in the Department of Neurology of the University of Miami, School of Medicine with a secondary appointment in Cellular Molecular Pharmacology. Dr. Mash’s area of expertise is called Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience and her doctoral dissertation was…

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Natural Healing

A Miracle Cure for Addiction? by Tristram Korten Photographs © 2006, Simon Hare Photography Ocean Drive Magazine / (April 2006) Though South Beach may be a hotspot for A-list substance abuse, across the causeway a Miami doctor is struggling to legalize an astonishing treatment derived from an African plant. Most…

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Addiction Treatment Strives for Legitimacy

by Brian Vastag Journal of the American Medical Association Vol. 288 No. 24, pp. 3096-3101, December 25, 2002 © 2002 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Tabernanthe iboga, the West African source of ibogaine, used by some to treat addiction. New York — Some drugs are made in laboratories. Others,…

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Keeping Clean

Thoughts on Improving your Life after Ibogaine Edited by: Steven Anker [Version: 0.5] / [06/19/05] The tough part isn’t getting clean, it’s staying clean. –Jerry Take two minutes and meditate on where you want your life to be in 2 years, five years, and ten years. –Tom I learned this…

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Applied Psychonautics, Jonathan Ott

Ayahuasca to Pharmahuasca to Anahuasca Copyright © 2001, Jonathan Ott All Rights Reserved / Reproduced by Permission Scientific study of the South American shamanic potion ayahuasca commenced in the mid-19th century, and by 1970 had clarified its botany and chemistry. Stems of the major source-plant, Banisteriopsis caapi, imbued the brews…

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Ibogaine in the Treatment of Chemical Dependence Disorders

Ibogaine in the Treatment of Chemical Dependence Disorders: Clinical Perspectives Copyright © 1994, Howard S. Lotsof All Rights Reserved Reproduced by permission of: The Ibogaine Dossier (Original Publication: MAPS – Volume 5, Number 3, Winter 1994-95) Dedicated to the work of J. Bastiaans and N. Adriaans In memory of N.…

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Ibogaine: A Novel Anti-Addictive Compound…

Ibogaine: A Novel Anti-Addictive Compound A Comprehensive Literature Review By: Jonathan Freedlander Advisor: Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore County Introduction and History Ibogaine is a naturally occurring indole alkaloid, found in a variety of African shrubs of the Tabernanthe genus (Obach, Pablo, and Mash, 1998). The root of…

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