[Ibogaine] Barcelona Ibogaine session set for International Harm Reduction Conference

Randy Faulconer bicuitboy714 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 10:29:28 EST 2008


      Man this is great, now your here too. Hey Martee!! I'm getting
the warm fuzzies.
             Much Love to ya.
        Randy

On 2/6/08, m.finman <mafinman at optonline.net> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
>     You are one of the only people that can bring me out of cybernating.  I
> also had a reaction similar to yours when I read the agenda for the
> barcelona conference and saw Alex Wodak and his position.  As I sit here
> knowing the last 3and 1/2 years of my life would not have been possible
> without the ibogaine after a 22 year run with no brakes in sight.  I know
> scientific evidence has it's own set of rules before something is validated,
> but being that I am the center of my universe it is all the proof I need.
> Maye it's because I am aware of  your history first hand but I feel even
> just between what it did for you and me and how impossible our situations
> were that ibogaine is indeed the miracle that exists in no other form.
>       Mark, I am glad to hear you are doing well.
> Warmly,
>   Martee
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Mark Corcoran
>   To: The Ibogaine List
>   Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 8:27 AM
>   Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] Barcelona Ibogaine session set for International
> Harm Reduction Conference
>
>
>   I dont usually post and just recently got back on the list after about a
> year.
>
>   As a friend of D., Howard, and Dana's and a proponent of ibogaine in my
> own right I decided to do a little research of Alex Wodak this morning and
> I'm still not quite sure what his his position on Ibogaine other than he
> feels its a reletively ineffective treatment for opiate dependancy.
>   As someone who has done 10 ibogaine sessions over the past 4 years with
> different degrees of "success" I feel like I might be just the type of case
> study he would refer to to bolster his claims so I just wanted to share my
> own experience briefly to explain why I believe that my ibogaine expereinces
> have been just about the furthest thing from ineffective.
>
>   I started using heroin a week before my 16th birthday. I probably had my
> first habit a week after my 16th birthday. Until the age of 27 I had been in
> 50+ medical detoxes. I had been in long term residential treatment centers.
> I had been more 30 day treatment centers than i can count. >From the cushy
> stays at Hazelden to the Salvation Army. I had a desire to STOP using heroin
> at the beginning of every one of those "interventions". But the physical and
> mental craving for the drug were just way too strong, and eventually,
> usually much sooner than later, I would submit to the noise in my head and
> the pains in my body and use. Usually finding myself seeking help somewhere
> else within a few months. And on and on and on.
>
>   At the time of my first Ibogaine session 4 years ago, I was on 100 mgs of
> Methadone and still using heroin on a regular basis. I went to the Ibogaine
> Association in Mexico after a few brief conversations with Howard and a
> couple of weeks on the list. Basically, after I made up my mind that all you
> people werent crazy and this stuff sounds so crazy it might just work.
>   As most people know kicking 100 mgs of methadone is not a walk in the park
> no matter how much Ibogaine you might take. But that next day in Mexico
> after the ibogaine was administered I knew that there was something
> remarkably different about this modality of treatment. Once thesession was
> complete and everything was said and done and I had a chance to sleep for a
> few, I woke and it was as if the desire to use had been removed. Not only
> did it address my withdrawal symptoms by 80-90% but the monkey truly felt
> like it was off my back in almost 15 years. I stayed clean for 4 months
> after my first treatment. It was the longest period I had ever had off
> opiates since I started using them. I admit I got a little bit of the
> "cured" syndrome once I started feeing better physically and without any
> form of aftercare when things went bad I did the only thing I had ever been
> programed to do, I used.
>   I'll spare you all the details of the next nine or so sessions (some for
> active opiate addiction some as "booster" therapy) but one thing is for sure
> over the past 4 years I have spent more than 3/4 of that time OFF OPIATES.
> Some relapses were as brief as a couple of weeks and Ibogaine always
> returned me to a state of wellness and free from active addiction.
>   Like many people on this list most of my friends growing up are dead or in
> jail due to this affliction. Out of the bunch with a few exceptions I was
> the one voted mostly likely to die with a needle in my arm and I believe in
> my heart of hearts without Ibogaine I would have been another casuality at
> this point..
>   Anyway my point is if we were talking about any other "illness" mental or
> physical and using my experince as a case study. And after a 4 year period
> 3/4 of that time was spent in remission after 10 single administration doses
> of a substances that is neither norotoxic or hepaitoxic in normal doses
> wouldnt we be touting this as a cure. Lets say the other illness was
> hypertension or diabeties or even bipolar disorder. Would there be any doubt
> that this is an effective treatment?
>   Its just strange to me that this would be even up for discussion. Ibogaine
> without a doubt "interupts" opiate addiction. Nothing else has been proven
> to do that. Ibogaine diminishes craving for opiates. Ibogaine provides the
> patient the ability to gain insight into there addiction.
>   Why or how could the case not be closed on this one?
>
>
>
>
>   ----- Original Message ----
>   From: Howard Lotsof <hslotsof at phantom.com>
>   To: The Ibogaine List <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
>   Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2008 11:45:44 PM
>   Subject: [Ibogaine] Barcelona Ibogaine session set for International Harm
> Reduction Conference
>
>   The agenda for the Ibogaine session for International Harm Reduction
> Conference in Barcelona has just been set.
>
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>   The session will take place Monday, May 12, 2008, at 6:00 PM (18:00)
> during one of the special Evening sessions or six o'clock shows.
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>   Host: Alan Clear
>   "Users Choice: Ibogaine"
>   Howard Lotsof, 559 Ibogaine Treatment For Substance Dependence: Historical
> and Future Perspectives.
>   Wodak Alex, 1192 The lack of evidence for Ibogaine as a treatment for
> heroin dependence
>   Perez Alonso, 1351 The Safety and Screening of Ibogaine in a Mexico
> Clinical Setting
>   Dimitri Mugianis, 397 Underground Ibogaine Treatment and Drug User
> Activism
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>   6 O'Clock Shows
>   To end the day on Monday 12th May and Tuesday 13th May, there will also be
> some early evening sessions called the '6 O'Clock Shows'. These sessions are
> great opportunities for open debate and discussion on contentious or lively
> topics. They normally consist of four 15-minute presentations followed by
> around 30 minutes for discussion and questions, and are available in English
> only.
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>   Information on the evening session can be found at
> http://www.ihra.net/Barcelona/ProgrammeAbstracts
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>   The program agenda is attached.  Easiest way to find the ibogaine session
> is to search for the term, "ibogaine."
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>   This session will be an international follow-up for the 5th Annual
> Ibogaine Forum, Washington DC 2008.
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>     On Feb 5, 2008, at 3:57 PM, Dana Beal (dana at phantom.com) wrote:
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>       This schedule is subject to last-minute changes. Please get all yr
>       people to come.
>
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>       5th annual ibogaine Forum, Washington DC 2008
>
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>       The location: 1020 U St.
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>       Dates: February 16 to 18 (President's Day).
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>       11 am to 6 PM Daily.
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>       Dana/cnw
>       dana at phantom.com
>        1-212-677-7180 cures-not-wars.org
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>       DAY 1--Saturday
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>       Keynote w. Aton Edwards
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>       Medical Panels
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>       Dana Beal      Mechanisms of Action
>       Dr. Ken Alper     Survey of worldwide use
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>       Clare Wilkins           Ibogaine Asssociation Safety Procedures
>       Dr. Anwar Jeewa     Ibogaine in a Conventional Treatment Setting
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>       Howard Lotsof       Ibogaine in treatment of hepatitis C
>       MIchael Cardin      Ibogaine User Advocacy: Its relationship to the
> Medical/Academic Community
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>       Ibogaine and Black Community's Quest for Alternative Treatments
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>       Dhoruba bin Wahad
>       Rommel Washington
>       Alan Frimpong
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>       DAY 2--Sunday
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>       Traditional Use in Africa
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>       Dr. Anthony Andoh Northscale Institute
>       Dimitri Mougainis   (newly initiated in the Bwiti religion)
>       Charles Rossouw (on S. African use as traditional medicine)
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>       Comparative Use w. Other Plant Sacraments
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>       Patrick Kroupa  Ibogaine Plus Other Sacraments
>       Makhi Erdely     on Peyote and  Ayahuasca in treatment of addiction
>       Philip Fiuty (former head of New Mexico Bureau of Infectious Diseases)
>       Marc Cocoran    on Kratom
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>       DAY 3--Monday
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>       Legislative and Regulatory Considerations
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>       Doug Greene         original scheduling of ibogaine
>       Bill Piper                  legislative affairs, Drug Policy Alliance
>       Howard Lotsof        History of Ibogaine Development
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>       The scene w. Venezuela
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>       Dhoruba bin Wahad
>       Johan Obdala  Venezuelan Drugs Consultant
>       Other Venezuelan Presenters
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