[Ibogaine] Fw: Anniversary of methadone treatment for addiction. Untold savings in lives, suffering and spending.

HSLotsof at aol.com HSLotsof at aol.com
Sat Aug 13 00:21:22 EDT 2005


Ah,

For a perfect world Preston!

Howard

In a message dated 8/12/05 7:49:44 PM, ptpeet at nyc.rr.com writes:


> I actually agree with you Howard, but in a perfect world who would need
> methadone? We'd have legal opium and heroin. AND plenty of ibogaine too.
> ;-))
> 
> Peace and love,
> Preston Peet
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <HSLotsof at aol.com>
> To: <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 1:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] Fw: Anniversary of methadone treatment for
> addiction. Untold savings in lives, suffering and spending.
> 
> 
> Hi Preston,
> 
> On this date in the US there are 215,000 people taken our of harms way of
> the
> police for opoid use by their participation on methadone maintenance.  That
> certainly is cause for celebration.  I saw your posting of Andrew Byrne's
> email
> and called up Dr. Dole who has been quite supportive of and interested in
> ibogaine to wish him a happy 40th.
> 
> Howard
> 
> In a message dated 8/12/05 2:05:15 AM, ptpeet at nyc.rr.com writes:
> 
> << Oh boy, what a day for celebration, eh?
> 
> 
> 
> Peace and love,
> 
> Preston Peet
> 
> From: Andrew Byrne
> 
> To: ajbyrne at ozemail.com.au
> 
> Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:20 PM
> 
> Subject: Anniversary of methadone treatment for addiction. Untold savings in
> lives, suffering and spending.
> 
> 
> 
> Dear Readers,
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> It is 40 years on 23rd August since the first report of methadone treatment
> for addiction.  Dole and Nyswander's seminal paper (below) is one of the
> most
> cited in the medical literature.  It stands as a model for all medical
> researchers, being a funded trial in a clinical research ward.  Although
> essentially a
> simple report of 24 Manhattan heroin addicts treated with a new intensive
> protocol utilising supervised oral daily methadone, it effectively defined
> the
> field for decades with its foresight and thoroughness.  Having only two
> early
> drop-outs, the 22 successful patients are described in detail, including
> hospital ward induction, average daily doses over 100mg, daily urine testing
> and, in
> addition to routine physical examinations, radio-iodine thyroid tests and
> bone
> marrow findings.  These pioneers also tested for physical coordination to
> determine safety at home and in the work place.  Patients were even given
> laxatives for the ubiquitous constipation.
> 
> 

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