[Ibogaine] Addiction article

eric priest ericprst at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 27 22:07:37 EST 2008

Newsweek did a cover piece on new modalities for addiction treatment. Decent article, no mention of ibo. Related to some of the issues with Dr. Wodak.

>From the article:
"It's a paradox that some of addicts' biggest advocates have been the most resistant to new treatments," she says. "But a lot of them come to the field after recovering from their own addictions, and they can be very stubborn about what works and what doesn't." More pointedly, she adds, "some people feel recovery from addiction should not be easy or convenient."             placeAd2(commercialNode,'bigbox',false,'')             

           So for this new paradigm to take hold, a lot of long-held prejudices will have to change. Doctors (and insurance companies) will have to get used to the idea of medicating their addicted patients, rather than handing them a brochure for AA, which a study published in 2005 in The New England Journal of Medicine found was the most common form of "treatment" offered. "If you have hypertension and it flares up, you go to a specialist," says psychologist Thomas McLellan of the University of Pennsylvania. "The specialist doesn't discharge you to a church basement. If he did, we would call it malpractice." 

The message board is interesting.

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