[Ibogaine] implications for the long-lasting actions of the anti-addictio...

Warren Lee Theriot wleetheriot at comcast.net
Fri Oct 13 01:55:33 EDT 2006

	What you say is all too true. The number one priority is profit  
these days. I have been travelling the world on Google Earth and have  
lately noticed disturbing images of the strip-mining of the land for  
trees. Entire species of beneficial plants have probably been  
destroyed. The profit motive seems to have had an effect on the  
rainforests of South America; vast thousands of square miles once  
covered with jungle are bare earth. Some places you can see fire  
destroying the jungles and chaparral in the Google Earth images.  
These sort of things just seem to give me a sinking feeling that can  
only be remedied by shouting out how messed up things are and  
questioning  "how can the science fiction scenarios of a future  
desert earth be prevented"? It has geometrically increased in  
proportions the clearing of land everywhere on earth, even the  
Ibogaine bearing jungles of Gabon seem to have a lot of clear-cut  
land, if you can make out the blurry images of that particular area  
of the earth. Maybe the 10 or 15 percent of land the president of  
Gabon has declared national parks will preserve the Iboga plants.
My rants seem to come in cycles and yet I do see a trend towards the  
better as far as getting the message out about Ibogaine, thanks to  
UTube and all the other video sites now. I'm trying to work with a  
half broke computer, a half broke digital camcorder and iMovie to  
start some of my own video uploads, which has been a way to raise my  
own spirits.  But I keep getting the urge to speak out since there  
are people with some say in the goings on in the overall medical  
community that they need constant prodding. Days go into weeks into  
years since I have been reading about Ibogaine. It is only starting  
to appear on the Internet Video radar screen, and I hope the news  
keeps positive. I totally commend the efforts of everyone involved  
and especially Howard and Dana for getting the ball rolling back in  
the 80's.
What ever happened to that guy in the video running off like that I  
don't know, but I hope that a bunch of hoaxes don't start appearing.  
My take on it was that maybe the guy had just enough Ibo to get him a  
little wobbly or slow to react to instructions, but it really did  
seem like he wasn't all there in his mind when he was getting  
splashed. I don't know personally about Ibogaine as far as  
coordination goes but it would probably make someone fall on their  
face if they tried to run. The yelling seemed to resonate with my own  
feelings of youthful exuberance I still feel inside at times. At  
least when I wake up in the morning now, I don't feel that depressed  
any more nor do I feel sick. It is such a relief. Still, I would  
rather be as happy as what I imagine Ecstasy would be like, really,  
but I don't want to seek that drug out.  There is nothing available  
that could come close. That is as much as a change in perception my  
mind craves after all this time of not really having any fun for any  
extended period of time. That is sort of how I want my mind to be  
free from this depression. It is hard to be constantly worrying that  
something will go wrong because in the last 14 or more years, I have  
had to deal with loss after loss of friends and family. World affairs  
on the news make me upset also. Nobody with any real power seems to  
have much emotional intelligence, let alone strategic intelligence.  
Military intelligence is an oxymoron. Radio hosts can be "oxy-morons".
  These issues keep me bummed out enough of the time, that I need to  
vent occasionally.  It is something that I would hope that I could  
get over with Ibogaine and the right sort of talk therapy. I just  
don't like it when you go to a psychiatrist and you have to do all  
the talking even after many sessions. I will have to look harder for  
a more interactive type of counseling. I don't like group therapy. I  
tried that a very long time ago and it was annoying at best. Well in  
a way this forum kind of serves that purpose and it is a lot to my  
liking. Back a long time ago, it was just the time of my life and the  
mixed bag of problems of everyone to deal with. Here there is a  
common concern. I hope that I can lighten up and somehow be my old  
self and the self I am in my nightly dreams. At least I can dream  
now. The pills seemed to stifle the REM sleep I used to get before I  
started with them.  I wonder if Ibogaine has any effect on boosting  
memory in the long term after the treatment. I have been getting  
worse about spelling lately.

On Oct 12, 2006, at 4:10 PM, BiscuitBoy714 at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 10/12/2006 5:22:40 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
> wleetheriot at comcast.net writes:
> And once again I repeat my concern that if the big pharma companies  
> of the world continue to sell and promote the use of opioid  
> analgesics then they also have the responsibility to provide a  
> humane medicine that alleviates the suffering  caused by the over  
> use of those narcotic analgesics. That means pull your heads out of  
> yer butts, FDA, and legalize Ibogaine treatment centers in the USA!.
> I feel the same way Warren but sad to say that over the time of my  
> treatment for addiction with Ibogaine until now (2 years) I have  
> been drug down by the apathy I have seen on the part of a lot of  
> people. I'm not about to point any fingers, those who feel guilty  
> probably should, but it seems to me there ought to be some kind of  
> recourse. I was quite a zealot with my rants when I first got over  
> the methadone. I wrote a FUCK the DEA/FDA rant just about weekly.  
> Now it seems like there is not much we can do about it. Treatments  
> happen regardless. The people who are motivated enough find a way.  
> Well that sucks really when you think about it because one of the  
> things about opiates is the lethargy involved in them. I think it  
> goes along with what Nick has to say about the pharm industry in  
> general, and I've heard Howard say it too, the pharmacy industry is  
> in business to make money, they have to answer to stock holders for  
> their profit margins first, the general welfare of the public is a  
> distant second if that. It depresses me to write this shit but it's  
> true, but Ibogaine awareness is slowly spreading, lets hope it  
> takes on a life of it's own and the logic of it will prevail.        
> Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow  (George Clinton)            
> Randy

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