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

preston peet ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
Sun Jul 21 16:15:15 EDT 2002


very cool, good find.
hope no one minds my taking up bandwidth with my list. IF so, use delete button.;-))
Peace,
Me
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brett Calabrese 
  To: ibogaine at mindvox.com 
  Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2002 3:16 PM
  Subject: Re: [ibogaine] C.R.A.C.K


  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
  > 
  >  
  > 


  __________________________________________________
  Do You Yahoo!?
  Yahoo! Health - Feel better, live better
  http://health.yahoo.com
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://www.mindvox.com/pipermail/ibogaine/attachments/20020721/5b2d5404/attachment.html>


More information about the Ibogaine mailing list