[ibogaine] Newbie Questions

preston peet ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
Sat Jul 13 10:50:38 EDT 2002

>First, I have been interested in Ibogaine ever since reading about it in High Times way back in ... oh, I guess the late 80s or so,<

    LOL. You have no idea how funny it is to me to read the above snip. High Times got you interested in ibogaine? Brilliant, truly brilliant, as there's a little rumor going about in certain circles that HT isn't at all interested in ibogaine. Now you come out with, "I've been interested about ibogaine since reading about it in HT way back in 1989"! I LOVE it.;-)))
    Of course, I think it's been a while since HT did run anything on ibogaine, but due to their primary focus being marijuana, I'm not really surprised. (I know, I know, they print other topics too, but as I go on to note:) How much can a marijuana magazine print on ibogaine that pertains to marijuana, out of curiosity? (This question is for everyone btw).
    And I at least have NOT tried ibogaine, though I do have some interest in the possibility at some point in time.
(I'm slowly killing myself with these damned cigarettes.)

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Joshua Tinnin 
  To: Ibogaine 
  Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2002 1:04 AM
  Subject: [ibogaine] Newbie Questions

  OK, since you all know I'm new here, and that I'm 32, let's move on a bit. I have a few questions.

  First, I have been interested in Ibogaine ever since reading about it in High Times way back in ... oh, I guess the late 80s or so,
  I think 1989. It amazes me that it is not used more widely for theraputic reasons, and that it is illegal, especially considering
  what an extremely low potential for recreational use it has - probably zero.

  Anyway, has nearly everyone here tried Ibogaine? Of those who have, has it been to treat addiction, or has anyone here taken it for
  other therapeutic reasons? I am guessing that there is somewhere in Miami which helps in this regard, but I seem to have stumbled
  into the middle of a lot of ongoing conversations. The research I've done indicates that Ibogaine treatments are done outside of
  this country, and they seem to carry a very high price tag, which can hinder some people's attempts to use it for treatment. The
  reason I ask this second question - the one about using Ibogaine for other therapeutic reasons than addiction - is that its history
  in tribal cultures doesn't have anything to do with treating addiction, but rather as a shamanic tool. I realize what a powerful
  tool this is, having read others' experiences with it. In any case, how successful has it been in people's personal experiences with
  it here, whether for addiction or otherwise? I've heard some remarkable success stories elsewhere, and also some utter
  disappointments from some people, and partly with those people because of the huge monetary investment. Of course, not every
  treatment will work the same for everyone, nor will the same treatment be successful for everyone. I do understand how
  individualized problems, addiction and otherwise, are.

  Thanks for indulging me. I'm just trying to learn. Am so happy this list exists, and I sincerely hope that those who are suffering
  with addiction and recovery on this list can receive the help they need, and all the encouragement needed as well, and that you can
  find the strength to follow through.

  - jt

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