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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Ibogaine: Proceedings of the First International Conference

Reprinted from The Entheogen Review, Vol XI, Number 1, Vernal Equinox Ibogaine: Proceedings of the First International Conference Review by Thomas Lyttle Copyright © 2002, The Entheogen Review Reprinted with Permission Ibogaine: Proceedings of the First International Conference, by Kenneth R. Alper and Stanley D. Glick (Eds) 2001. (ACADEMIC PRESS,…

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Detox or Die

Documentary Maker may Film His Own Death By Liam McDougall Sunday Herald — (July 13, 2003) AN ACCLAIMED documentary maker has admitted that he is prepared to die while filming himself taking a powerful hallucinogenic drug that has been hailed as a cure for addiction but linked to a number…

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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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NYC Ibogaine Conference (2006)

By John Harrison, Psy.D. maps • volume xvi number 2 • Autumn 2006 The skies were a slippery gray and the air was wintry cold on the February weekend of the 2006 NYC Ibogaine Conference. The chilly weather, though, did not in any way inhibit the fervent and passionate panel…

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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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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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Ibogaine: Complex Pharmacokinetics…

Reprinted from Neurobiological Mechanisms of Drugs of Abuse Volume 914 of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences September 2000 Ibogaine: Complex Pharmacokinetics, Concerns for Safety, and Preliminary Efficacy Measures DEBORAH C. MASH,[a,b,h] CRAIG A. KOVERA,[o] JOHN PABLO,[o] RACHEL F. TYNDALE,[c] FRANK D. ERVIN,[d] IZBEN C. WILLIAMS,[e] EDWARD…

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