[ibogaine] Newbie Questions

Brett Calabrese bcalabrese at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 13 11:47:52 EDT 2002


I will give another reply (maybe) on list.

What do you want?

Are you an active addict or not - if so, what?

What drugs have you done and how do you respond to
them. Eg, have you done acid, do you drink, does a
tylenol get you high or do you not notice when you
take 17 vicodin (getting an idea of tolerance levels).

How is your health? Any issues, weight, height, got
the age.

On to reply on-list


--- Joshua Tinnin <krinklyfig at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> 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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