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 Therapy: A ‘Vast, Uncontrolled Experiment’

ADDICTION RESEARCH: Ibogaine Therapy: A ‘Vast, Uncontrolled Experiment’ by Brian Vastag (Science, Vol 308, Issue 5720, 345-346 , 15 April 2005) Despite potentially harsh side effects, an African plant extract is being tested in two public clinical trials — and many clandestine ones On a snowy President’s Day, an odd…

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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 in the 21st Century: Boosters, Tune-ups and Maintenance

maps • volume xv number 1 • Spring 2005 By Patrick K. Kroupa & Hattie Wells History The history of using ibogaine to break the cycle of drug-dependence is relatively short. While it is likely that the CIBA pharmaceutical company and the US government were aware of ibogaine’s anti-addictive properties…

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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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The Addiction Series: Part II

Breaking the Cycle: Staying Clean Copyright © 2002, Patrick K. Kroupa All Rights Reserved Original Publication: Heroin Times All right, you have detoxed; whatever modality you chose to use, you are presently in a drug-free state — or using medications someone has prescribed for you, to assist you with whatever…

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Ibogaine: the Joy of Rehab

Copyright © 2001, Patrick K. Kroupa All Rights Reserved “Head like a hole; black as your soul; I’d rather die than give you control.” –Nine Inch Nails (Head Like A Hole) Original Publication: Heroin Times Over the course of the last coupla articles, I’ve covered what it feels like to…

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2005 Ibogaine Conference: Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM)

Ibogaine: The Whole Entire Everything (in its complete totality… partially) Copyright © 2005-2008, Patrick K. Kroupa All Rights Reserved “Everything is Poison. Nothing is Poison.” –Paracelsus “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for…

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The Addiction Series: Part I

Copyright © 2002, Patrick K. Kroupa All Rights Reserved Original Publication: Heroin Times Yo, that wasn’t me. That was my disease! Addiction? Cunning, baffling, electrical, powerful, mechanical, insidious, dangerous, solid yet squishy and operating on a principle similar to radar, only different. But unstable and FLYING out of everything. Or…

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London Ibogaine Conference: An In-depth Look

Copyright © 2002, Patrick K. Kroupa All Rights Reserved Original Publication: Heroin Times In the January issue of Heroin Times, I provided a brief summary of the topics which were covered at the second ibogaine conference in the U.K, which was held on December 12th 2001. This article provides a…

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