[ibogaine] C.R.A.C.K

Brett Calabrese bcalabrese at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 21 15:16:42 EDT 2002


It is here with some additional text;

http://www.advocatesforpregnantwomen.org/issues/crackpetition.htm

I am looking for the original CRACK statement and
didn't read it yet however this looks like sound
common sense;

Ms. Harris stated "I'm sure one thing most can agree
on is that it is important for those using methadone
or other drugs to refrain from getting pregnant." 

Brett


--- HSLotsof at aol.com wrote:
> 
> In a message dated 7/21/02 1:38:23 PM,
> ptpeet at nyc.rr.com writes:
> 
> >Hey Howard,
> >Is this up online somewhere, with a link, so I can
> link to it at Drugwar.com?
> >Thanks.
> >peace,
> >Preston
> 
> Preston,
> 
> The letter originated with
> http://www.advocatesforpregnantwomen.org/  but, I 
> didn't see it on their web page.  I just felt that
> Barbara Harris and 
> C.R.A.C.K were getting into dangerous areas.
> 
> Howard
> *********
>  ----- Original Message ----- 
> 
>   From: HSLotsof at aol.com 
> 
>   To: ibogaine at mindvox.com 
> 
>   Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2002 10:54 PM
> 
>   Subject: [ibogaine] C.R.A.C.K
> 
> 
> 
>   Barbara Harris 
> 
>   Children Requiring A Caring Kommunity's 
> 
>   "Project Prevention" 
> 
>   P.O. Box 74 
> 
>   Stanton, CA 90680 
> 
> 
>   Dear Ms. Harris: 
> 
> 
>   We are writing to express our strong objections to
> your distribution of 
> 
>   highly misleading and completely inaccurate
> information regarding pregnant 
> 
>   women and methadone treatment. In a letter date
> February 22, 2002, you 
> state, 
> 
>   in part: 
> 
> 
>   "We are currently working with several methadone
> clinics that make our 
> offer 
> 
>   known, and available, to the women and men who
> come through their program. 
> 
>   I'm sure one thing most can agree on is that it is
> important for those 
> using 
> 
>   methadone or other drugs to refrain from getting
> pregnant." 
> 
> 
>   We most certainly do not agree. Your statement,
> suggesting that it is 
> 
>   dangerous for a woman who is receiving clinically
> prescribed methadone 
> 
>   treatment to become pregnant, is simply wrong.
> Methadone is a highly 
> 
>   effective treatment for all opiate dependent
> patients and, most 
> specifically, 
> 
>   for women - both before and after they may become
> pregnant. In fact, 
> methadone
> 
>    treatment during pregnancy has not been
> associated with congenital 
> 
>   abnormalities or fetal demise. In those cases
> where neonatal withdrawal 
> 
>   symptoms occur (and they frequently do not), these
> symptoms can be treated 
> 
>   readily, with no evidence of any adverse impact on
> physical or cognitive 
> 
>   development. In short, there is simply no medical
> basis for your suggestion 
> 
>   that methadone patients should "refrain from
> getting pregnant." 
> 
> 
>   For over 30 years, in countries throughout the
> world, methadone maintenance 
> 
>   treatment (MMT) has been shown to substantially
> reduce illegal opiate use 
> and 
> 
>   the crime, illness, suffering, and death with
> which it is associated. The 
> 
>   benefits have been shown to accrue, not only to
> the individual patient, but 
> 
>   to his/her family and the community, as well. The
> most credible and 
> objective 
> 
>   governmental and non-governmental organizations in
> America and abroad have 
> 
>   recognized these positive results with MMT. For
> example, the US Department 
> of 
> 
>   Health and Human Services joins the scientific
> community in recognizing 
> that 
> 
>   MMT greatly benefits the patients as well as the
> general community. It is 
> 
>   specifically recommended for pregnant and
> breast-feeding patients, which 
> 
>   further demonstrates the strong medical consensus
> supporting methadone 
> 
>   treatment, both in general and during pregnancy. 
> 
> 
>   Unfortunately, despite methadone treatment's many
> benefits, it is available 
> 
>   to fewer than 20% of the people who most need it.
> Women, in particular, 
> face 
> 
>   numerous barriers to obtaining this important
> medical intervention. Your 
> 
>   letter and activities, which spread false
> information and stigmatize 
> current 
> 
>   and future mothers who receive this treatment,
> will make it even more 
> 
>   difficult for women who need methadone treatment
> to receive it. 
> 
> 
>   We therefore urge you to withdraw this letter
> immediately and to advise 
> each 
> 
>   of those individuals and clinics who received it
> that it was based on 
> 
>   misinformation. Furthermore, it is essential that
> you publicly repudiate 
> the 
> 
>   inaccurate message you conveyed on your
> organization's website and in other 
> 
>   public and media context. Not to do so would be
> irresponsible and a great 
> 
>   disservice to those whose interests you claim to
> have at heart. 
> 
> 
>   Signed, 
> 
> 
> 
>   Signatories 
> 
> 
>   1. Lynn Singer, Ph.D, Professor of Pediatrics and
> Psychiatry, Case Western 
> 
>   Reserve University, School of Medicine 
> 
>   2. Stephen Kandall, MD, Retired Professor of
> Pediatrics, Albert Einstein 
> 
>   College of Medicine 
> 
>   3. Daniel Neuspiel, MD, MPH, Associate Chairman of
> Pediatrics, Beth Israel 
> 
>   Medical Center 
> 
>   4. Robert Newman, MD, Director, Baron Edmond de
> Rothschild Chemical 
> 
>   Dependency Institute of Beth Israel Medical Center
> 
> 
>   5. Barry Lester, Ph.D., Director, Infant
> Development Center, Women and 
> 
>   Infants’ Hospital 
> 
>   6. Mary Faith Marshall, Ph.D., Professor of
> Medicine and Bioethics, Kansas 
> 
>   University Medical Center 
> 
>   7. Maryann Amodeo, Ph.D., Professor, Boston
> University School of Social 
> Work, 
> 
>   Alcohol and Drug Institute for Policy, Research
> and Training 
> 
>   8. Denise Paone, Ph.D., Evaluation and Training
> Consultant, Former 
> Assistant 
> 
>   Director of Research, Chemical Dependency
> Institute, Beth Israel Medical 
> 
>   Center 
> 
>   9. John J. Botti, MD, Director, Maternal Fetal
> Medicine, Penn State Hershey 
> 
>   Medical Center 
> 
>   10. Mary Mahowald, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of
> OB/GYN, University of Chicago 
> 
>   11. Machelle Allen, MD, Assistant Professor,
> Department of OB/GYN, NYU 
> School 
> 
>   of Medicine 
> 
>   12. Wendy Chavkin, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor of
> Public Health and OB/GYN, 
> 
>   Columbia University, Mailman School of Public
> Health 
> 
>   13. Marjorie Greenfield MD, Associate Professor of
> OB/GYN, University 
> 
>   Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve
> University School of Medicine 
> 
>   14. Hytham Imseis, MD, Mountain Area Health
> Education Center, Dept. of 
> OB/GYN 
> 
>   15. Dona Upson, MD, Associate Professor of
> Medicine, University of New 
> Mexico 
> 
>   16. Mack Lipkin, Jr., MD, Director of Primary
> Care, NYU School of Medicine 
> 
>   17. Ernest Drucker, Ph.D., Professor of
> Epidemiology and Social Medicine, 
> 
>   Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School
> of Medicine 
> 
>   18. Angela R. Holder, LLM, Professor of the
> Practice of Medical Ethics, 
> 
>   Center for the Study of Medical Ethics and
> Humanities, Duke University 
> 
>   Medical Center 
> 
>   19. Sydney L. Hans, Ph.D., Research Associate
> Professor, Department of 
> 
>   Psychiatry, University of Chicago 
> 
>   20. Craig Reinarman, Ph.D., Chair and Professor,
> Dept. of Sociology, UC 
> Santa 
> 
>   Cruz 
> 
>   21. Rachel Roth, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,
> Washington University 
> 
>   22. Monica J. Casper, Ph.D., Associate Professor
> of Sociology, UC Santa 
> Cruz 
> 
>   23. Anthony R. Kovner, Ph.D., Professor of Health
> Policy and Management, 
> 
>   Wagner/NYU 
> 
>   24. Susan L. Adams, Ph.D., RN, Associate Professor
> of Nursing, 
> Women’s 
> 
>   Health Nurse Practitioner, Perinatal Addiction,
> Dominican University of 
> 
>   California 
> 
>   25. Nina Peskoe Peyser, Former Executive Director
> of the Chemical 
> Dependency 
> 
>   Institute at Beth Israel Medical Center 
> 
>   26. Holly Catania, Baron Edmond de Rothschild
> Chemical Dependency Institute 
> 
>   of Beth Israel Medical Center 
> 
>   27. Nancy D. Campbell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,
> Rensselaer Polytechnic 
> 
>   Institute 
> 
>   28. Jerome Richardson, Assistant Professor,
> University of Illinois at 
> Chicago 
> 
>   29. Karyn L. Pomerantz, MLS, MPH, GW School of
> Public Health & Health 
> 
>   Services 
> 
>   30. Janet Lynne Golden, Ph.D., Associate
> Professor, Rutgers University 
> 
>   31. Cynthia Daniels, Ph.D., Associate Professor,
> Rutgers University 
> 
>   32. Drew Humphries, Ph.D., Department of
> Sociology, Anthropology and 
> Criminal 
> 
>   Justice, 
> 
>   Rutgers University 
> 
>   33. Elizabeth M. Armstong, Ph.D., Assistant
> Professor, Princeton University 
> 
>   34. Jael Silliman, Ed.D., Associate Professor,
> University of Iowa 
> 
>   35. Jeanne Flavin, Ph.D., Associate Professor,
> Fordham University 
> 
>   36. Victor J. Bernstein, Ph.D., Associate
> Professor, University of Chicago 
> 
>   37. Grace Chang, Ph.D., Evergreen State College 
> 
>   38. Mario A. Caro, Ph.D. Candidate, Professor,
> Evergreen State College 
> 
>   39. Phillip Coffin, MIA, Project Director, Center
> for Urban Epidemiologic 
> 
>   Studies, New York Academy of Medicine 
> 
>   40. Sheigla Murphy, Ph.D., Institute for
> Scientific Analysis 
> 
>   41. Leslie D. McCrory, Clinical Supervisor, Health
> Partners 
> 
>   42. Ann D. Brown, CNM, MSN, Dept. of OB/GYN,
> Mountain Area Health Education 
> 
>   Center 
> 
>   43. Shelley Galvin, MA, Research & Grants
> Coordinator, Dept. of OB/GYN, 
> 
>   Mountain Area Health Education Center 
> 
>   44. Susan Shinn, RNC, Women’s Health,
> Mountain Area Health Education 
> 
>   Center 
> 
>   45. Melissa McClure, Medical Records Coordinator,
> Mountain Area Perinatal 
> 
>   Substance Abuse Program 
> 
>   46. Cheryl Timbs, Clinical Supervisor, Mountain
> Area Perinatal Substance 
> 
>   Abuse Program 
> 
>   47. Elizabeth Finger, LWW, Director of Behavior
> Medicine, Mountain Area 
> 
>   Health Education Center 
> 
>   48. Terry Sutton, Program Assistant, Mountain Area
> Health Education Center 
> 
>   49. Jean Cassidy, Dept. of OB/GYN, Mountain Area
> Health Education Center 
> 
>   50. Steve Allison, Certified Clinical Addiction
> Specialist, Mountain Area 
> 
>   Health Education Center 
> 
>   51. Gregory McCoy, Mountain Area Perinatal
> Substance Abuse Program 
> 
>   52. Michael Eisenberg, MD, MPH, President, ASPIRE 
> 
>   53. Luciano Colonna, Executive Director, Harm
> Reduction Project 
> 
>   54. Michael R. Aldrich, Ph.D 
> 
>   55. Ivan Zimmerman, J.D. 
> 
>   56. Rickie Solinger, Ph.D., Historian 
> 
>   57. National Women's Health Network 
> 
>   58. National Black Women’s Health Project 
> 
>   59. National Association for Public Health Policy
> Council on Illicit Drugs 
> 
>   60. Institute for Health and Recovery 
> 
>   61. Advocates for Recovery through Medicine (ARM) 
> 
>   62. Advocates for Recovery through Medicine (ARM)
> of Arkansas & Oklahoma 
> 
>   63. Advocates for Recovery through Medicine (ARM)
> of DC 
> 
>   64. Connecticut Women’s Consortium 
> 
>   65. Casa Segura 
> 
>   66. Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center 
> 
>   67. Addiction Treatment Watchdog 
> 
>   68. CAP Quality Care Methadone Clinic 
> 
>   69. Virginia Alliance of Methadone Advocates 
> 
>   70. Vermont Harm Reduction Coalition 
> 
>   71. San Francisco AIDS Foundation HIV Prevention
> Project 
> 
>   72. AIDS Project New Haven 
> 
>   73. HIV Law Project 
> 
>   74. ASPIRE 
> 
>   75. Drug Policy Alliance 
> 
>   76. Urban Justice Center 
> 
>   77. Criminal Justice Policy Institute 
> 
>   78. Center for Human Rights Education 
> 
>   79. Family Watch 
> 
>   80. Committee on Women, Population, and the
> Environment 
> 
>   81. Cambridge Cares About AIDS 
> 
>   82. California Coalition for Women Prisoners 
> 
>   83. Legal Services for Prisoners With Children 
> 
>   84. NORML Foundation 
> 
>   85. Common Sense for Drug Policy 
> 
>   86. Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii 
> 
>   87. ReconsiDer 
> 
>   88. Communities Against Rape and Abuse 
> 
>   89. Mikki Norris, Human Rights and the Drug War 
> 
>   90. Alice Diorio, President, Vermont Harm
> Reduction Coalition 
> 
>   91. Kevin Zeese, Executive Director, Common Sense
> for Drug Policy 
> 
>   92. Donna M. Shea, Legal Director, NORML 
> 
>   93. Mark Beresky, Secretary/Treasurer, Vermont
> Harm Reduction Coalition 
> 
>   94. Marc Shinderman, MD, CAP Quality Care
> Methadone Clinic 
> 
>   95. Cassie Pierson, Staff Attorney, Legal Services
> for Prisoners with 
> 
>   Children 
> 
>   96. Monique Tula, Director of Harm Reduction
> Services, Cambridge Cares 
> About 
> 
>   AIDS 
> 
>   97. Eliza Wheeler, Needle Exchange Program
> Coordinator, Cambridge Cares 
> About 
> 
>   AIDS 
> 
>   98. Robin Clark-Smith, AIDS Program, Bridgeport
> Health Department 
> 
>   99. Terri Bogage, Institute for Health and
> Recovery 
> 
>   100. Syd Lindsley, Committee on Women, Population,
> and the Environment 
> 
>   101. Jacqueline Robarge, Power Inside 
> 
>   102. Stephanie Manfre, Children’s Case
> Manager, Riley Center 
> 
>   103. Ann Beck, Riley Center 
> 
>   104. Jennifer Grant, Director, Riley Center 
> 
>   105. Teresa Martyny, Riley Center 
> 
>   106. Kylie Chow, Brennan House 
> 
>   107. JoAnn Yang, Riley Center 
> 
>   108. Michelle Rivera, Riley Center 
> 
>   109. Carolina Alaniz, Riley Center 
> 
>   110. Idoia Irastorza, Riley Center 
> 
>   111. Megan Koroshetz, Riley Center 
> 
>   112. Stacy Benedict, Riley Center 
> 
>   113. Liliana Diaz, San Francisco Department of
> Public Health 
> 
>   114. Ellenie Tuazon, San Francisco Department of
> Public Health 
> 
>   115. Elba Warner, San Francisco Department of
> Public Health 
> 
>   116. Ebone Colbert, Communities Against Rape and
> Abuse 
> 
>   117. Theryn Kigvamasud’Vashti, Communities
> Against Rape and Abuse 
> 
>   118. Alisa Bierria, Program Coordinator,
> Communities Against Rape and Abuse 
> 
>   119. Shane Felles 
> 
>   120. Brion Roberts 
> 
>   121. Susan Yanow, Director, Abortion Access
> Project 
> 
>   122. Shiela VanDerveer, Development Director,
> NARAL – NH 
> 
>   123. NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund 
> 
>   124. Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D., Director, Safety
> First Project, Drug Policy 
> 
>   Alliance 
> 
>   125. Ann M. Boyer, MD, MS, Mt. Sinai Medical
> Center 
> 
>   126. Nancy Mamis-King, Associate Executive
> Director, Neighborhood Youth & 
> 
>   Family Services 
> 
>   127. Maureen Denman, Atlantic Health System 
> 
>   128. Shelly Carter, Health Educator, New Mexico
> Prenatal Care Network, 
> 
>   University of New Mexico 
> 
>   129. National Council on Alcoholism & Drug
> Dependence 
> 
>   130. Gloria Knighton 
> 
>   131. Virginia Nurses Society on Addictions 
> 
>   132. National Alliance of Methadone Advocates 
> 
>   133. National Advocates for Pregnant Women
> 
>  
> 


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