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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Pharmahuasca, Anahuasca and Vinho da Jurema

Human Pharmacology of Oral DMT Plus Harmine Copyright © 1997, Jonathan Ott All Rights Reserved / Reproduced by Permission of Jonathan Ott (Original Publication: Yearbook for Ethnomedicine 1997/98) Abstract A summary is presented of human self-experiments or psychonautic bioassays of pharmahuasca-capsules containing crystalline N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) plus harmine, as well as…

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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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Deborah Mash’s Brain

Copyright © 1995, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 18: Deborah Mash’s Brain In March, 1994, in strictest secrecy, Howard Lotsof re-instituted treatments of addict volunteers in an ultramodern hospital in Panama City, with pre-treatment work-ups at the University of Miami. But…

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Cures Not Wars

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 17: Cures Not Wars In February, 1994, Robert Rygor died. He’d become a beneficiary of the free pot program, and as facilitator of ACT UP Coordinating Committee, which set the agenda for the…

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Molliver’s Travels

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 15: Molliver’s Travels Behind the scenes, as is often the case, the postponement of the Day One Ibogaine story was being dictated by other agendas and other schedules. In April, unbeknownst to Lotsof…

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Agent of Coincidence

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 12: Agent of Coincidence One day in late July 1990, when he was stuck somewhere with nothing to do, Dana re-read a book he remembered as having offered a glimpse of Ibogaine’s proba-ble…

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Nico Adriaans

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 8: Nico Adriaans At the beginning of Glick’s presentation, he threw in a slide he considered to be a gag: a headline from an article in the VILLAGE VOICE, entitled: MIRACLE CURE ?…

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