[Ibogaine] early Dole/Nyswander paper - Addiction: A positive experience?

Lorenzo lorenzo-aguila at excite.com
Sat Jan 1 10:53:41 EST 2005

With all due respect I think you enjoy iboga because it offers you the chance for endless navel gazing. That's good for you and all but there would be many addicts and doctors who disagree with your opinions. There are many who smoke pot for the same reason.

To put it into perspective there are countless people who have stopped smoking without doing ibogaine 50 times or writing 100 messages about their pain every time they stub a toe. They decided to stop smoking, that was all.

I think all these things give you something to do, but projecting it all over all others is hubris.

"The way I look at addiction" is with a lot of hubris, ego and little understanding.


 --- On Sat 01/01, Lee Albert < myeboga at yahoo.co.uk > wrote:
From: Lee Albert [mailto: myeboga at yahoo.co.uk]
To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2005 15:23:35 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] early Dole/Nyswander paper - Addiction: A positive experience?

Howard,<br> <br>Thanks for posting those links.<br> <br>I had a read through the pdf and if I am not mistaken it argues that  <br>addiction is more a question of nuerological vulnerability rather than  <br>a particular personality type.<br> <br>The way I look on addiction is this:<br> <br>We take a substance which removes the need to exert ego/emotional  <br>control over our inner baggage, problems, as it replaces the bad  <br>emotional states those repressed problems exert nuerologically  <br>speaking, with good feelings. In other words our defenses come down but  <br>we cannot put them back up after the substance has worn off and hence  <br>the addiction. Maybe its more a question of the persons overall psychic  <br>state prior to taking the substance. This could be termed an addictive  <br>personality but I think that is misleading as I imagine we are all  <br>capable of such character traits in dealing with the pain of baggage  <br>that is opened.<br> <br>Addiction is a symptom of the need to resolve inner problems imo.<br> <br>I just came back from Ireland and when I got home after a few days I  <br>became aware of my Shadow self and a particular demon I have been  <br>avoiding. My urge was to smoke. When I was surrounded by friends the  <br>good inner feelings i have started to become accustomed to, due to the  <br>healing work I have done with eboga, returned and the urge to smoke  <br>practically disappeared.<br> <br>Another perspective on addiction I would like to consider is this:<br> <br>1. What lessons has the period of addiction taught?<br>2. What effect does it have on the soul of the person who fights the  <br>addiction?<br> <br>I think there is a very positive side to addiction worth exploring and  <br>one which, as one heals the causes, one can then as part of the healing  <br>tap into as giving one the sense that it was not senseless and actually  <br>led someone to where their soul wanted them to go.<br> <br>Love & Light,<br> <br>Lee<br><br>HSLotsof at aol.com wrote:<br>Dear list,<br><br>More than twenty years ago when I was performing literature searches on<br>  ibogaine and opioid and stimulant pharmacology to support proposed  <br>ibogaine patents<br>  I obtained a copy of Heroin Addiction - A Metabolic Disease by Drs.  <br>Dole and<br>  Nyswander, the developers of methadone maintenance therapy. The paper<br>  remained in my files unvisited for twenty years when I rediscovered it  <br>and provided<br>  it in a brochure presented at the American Association for the  <br>Treatment of<br>  Opioid Dependence (AATOD) conference held in Washington, DC in April  <br>2003<br>  . Most of the papers except for the<br>  Dole/Nyswander paper were presented in electronic form on the Dora  <br>Weiner Foundation<br>  web page following the conference. There was no PDF file of the Dole  <br>paper<br>  available and I did not have the knowledge or time to provide such  <br>then. It is<br>an amazingly original paper and encouraging to any methadone patient who<br>  might read it and to any ibogaine researcher who wished to be accorded  <br>the respect<br>  in the ibogaine world that Dole was accorded in the methadone world.<br><br>All that being said, Heroin Addiction - A Metabolic Disease is  <br>available as a<br>downloadable PDF file from  <br>http://www.doraweiner.org/dole_nyswander_1967.pdf<br><br>Howard<br><br><br>/]=--------------------------------------------------------------------- <br>=[\<br>[%] Ibogaine List Commands:  <br>http://ibogaine.mindvox.com/IbogaineList.html [%]<br>\]=--------------------------------------------------------------------- <br>=[/<br><br><br><br><br>http://www.myeboga.com<br> <br>Free copies of Amazing Grace by Lee Albert for members of the media  <br>available here:<br> <br>www.myeboga.com/freecopy.html<br> <br><br>ALL-NEW Yahoo! Messenger - all new features - even more fun! <br>

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