[ibogaine] Treat 'em and send 'em home!
A. Artze Associates
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Thu Feb 20 23:16:33 EST 2003
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Alfred H. Artze
A. Artze Associates
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----- Original Message -----
From: Dana Beal
To: letters at times-colonist.com
Cc: ibogaine at mindvox.com
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 9:45 PM
Subject: [ibogaine] Treat 'em and send 'em home!
Regarding Ray Wanless' call for detention centers for addicts, why
should taxpayers foot the bill for MONTHS of inpatient treatment when
the latest developments in medicine make it possible to use the same
bed over and over again until ALL the addicts who want treatment get
Think about it: What if the only reason there's currently a shortage
of treatment beds for addicts is that we're not using the latest
technology to cut the length of inpatient treatment?
Have you heard of Ibogaine? Even today, after dozens of articles in
the press and scientific journals, most people are not aware what a
breakthrough Ibogaine is in the treatment of addictions.
This rainforest alkaloid has been reported to act as an addiction
interrupter across a wide spectrum of abused substances, legal and
illegal, in more more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers. A
unique effect is the simultaneous loss of multiple addictions--for
example opiates, meth-amphetamine, crack, alcohol and
cigarettes--after as little as a single treatment.
Ibogaine is the first pharmacotherapy where, when the treatment wears
off, addicts are free of both physical withdrawal and psychological
craving. And where opioid maintenance (methadone) or blockers
(naltrexone) fail to address the underlying dopaminergic disorder
(craving), re-treatment with Ibogaine (should uncontrollable cravings
re-cur, or in the event or relapse) is safe and easy.
With Ibogaine, the acute phase that requires bed-rest takes just two
days. Even with a period to keep them under observation in case you
have to administer another, smaller dose after 4 to 6 days for
residual cravings, folks can be back at work in just under two weeks.
The stumbling block, as always, is funding--plus lack of the support
Ibogaine would have if more people realized it's not some far-off
possibility in the distant future, but an option already available in
British Columbia. Marc Emery of Cannabis Culture magazine is
currently operating an Ibogaine clinic on the Sunshine Coast.
He writes: "My adopted son, a heroin and methadone addict for 4
years, along with his girlfriend of 4 years (also addicted), were
administered iboga (3,800 mg whole extract, for my son, 2,800 mg. for
the woman) 25 days ago. I saw them at day 21, transformed from
hollowed, gaunt, dazed lethargy (and all those illnesses!), into
healthy, robust individuals. I was staggered."
Ironically, in Africa tabernanthe iboga is considered a sacred plant,
and is used in a rite of passage to initiate young people into
Dana Beal/co-Founder, CURES not WARS/212-677-4899.
P.S: The current backlog at Iboga House is only about 8 weeks. To get
a loved one in now, call (604) 842-1023 or email
info at ibogatherapyhouse.org . Marc says there wouldn't be a backlog --
if the government would pay for it!
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