[ibogaine] Re: Hey all...

cw chowlee at qwest.net
Sun Aug 29 01:46:52 EDT 2004

Since I was 18 (I'm 41 now), I have been to treatment for, and successfully recovered from being a hard core alcoholic (+misc experiments, pot, shrooms, etc), for 8 years anyway, started drinking again as well as being an obsessive crack smoker, and after a few years more of abuse, treatment, clean & sober for another 8 years.  That brings me up to the opiate abuse of the past 5-6 years, where I managed to stay clean, by using Suboxone, for 5 weeks, followed by relapse.  
In the past 25 years, I've seriously tried quitting smoking (tobacco); I lasted four weeks when in my early 20's, and a total of 13 days, about 5 years ago.  Despite the pain and hell of opiate withdrawal, I know I can kick opiates long term (5 days on Suboxone today), before I can say the same for smokes.
This is one of the major factors that encourage me about doing a serious Ibo treatment.  I know there's no guarantee, but if I could quit either at this point, it would be miracle enough; to get my head "broken open" to the point where I could happily stay away from both, would mean more to me than I can express ... but I'm sure many have a good idea anyway.
Thanks to all, for letting me blow off steam,

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Allison Senepart 
  To: ibogaine at mindvox.com 
  Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2004 2:32 AM
  Subject: Re: [ibogaine] Re: Hey all...

        I agree that its harder to quit smoking than using opiates but I figure if we are strong enough to do one than we are strong enough to do anything we want.  (the word being want).  Where there is a will there is a way.  Best wishes.   Allison 

        -------Original Message-------

        From: ibogaine at mindvox.com
        Date: Saturday, 28 August 2004 1:43:20 a.m.
        To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
        Subject: [ibogaine] Re: Hey all...

        I can't remember what day  for me it is anymore so no more of that day 29 day 30 shit.  All I do know is this has been the longest time I've not been under the influence of dope in one form or another. I quit smoking on Tuesday and believe it or not I'm finding its harder to stop somking that it is for me to not shoot dope, a lot harder. But I think one of the gifts I got from my ibogaine experience was the ability to exert some kind of impulse control, something I could never do in the past, which has made it a million times easier. This feeling of not wanting to harm my body anymore is just so different than anything I've ever felt before. I see myself getting stronger and looking better everyday and the motivation I get from that is tremendous. So much more profound than the illusion of dope.  A REAL warmth. 
        Thanks. -M.

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