[Ibogaine] Fw: The Evolution of Addiction Treatment

Kevin Walker kevin at ibogaineafricanrenaissance.com
Sat Jul 19 05:46:29 EDT 2008

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THE EVOLUTION OF ADDICTION TREATMENT- By Bareman                   12 July 


"Try some of this." smiled Dean, handing my wife and I a small piece of 
paper with some white powder in the centre.

"It's called cut or cat and is a chemical version of the plant ,cut, used to 
enhance energy and concentration,much like a herbal version of cocaine."

15 minutes later we were driving to our magnificent , fully paid for house, 
with our music studio, one of the finest and most magical in the country.

We were feeling motivated, on top of the world,energetic beyond belief and 
excited about the prospects of life.

That powder sure had a kick to it, a kick that we would later  be directed 
toward my manhood.


Half an hour after arriving home and working passionately on a new song, we 
felt the need for a little more of the magic powder.

"Hey Dean, got any more cat?"

"Sure, I make the stuff,but it's rather expensive to produce so I sell it to 
my friends at 150 a gram."

"I"m coming back,give me 2."

I walked upstairs to our safe where we had about 100 00 rand in cash, and 
took a mere 300 for Dean.

See, I figured for 300 rand we were so prolific and energetic that we could 
do 2 days work in one, so why not?

We had tried Ritalin before and cat was like it's big brother in so far as 
focus and energy was concerned.

Dean told me it was based on a naturally occurring herb, so what was the 


We finished working in the early hours of the morning, sustaining our 
energies by topping up with another line every half hour or so,and let's 
just say making love was explosive to say the least. Bonus.

Now as for our sleep life, the birds were chirping,the sun was rising and we 
had no intentions of entertaining the notion of alpha/beta states as we had 
to get our daughter ready for school.

Lucky we still had some left which we hastily finished. Fantastic, it felt 
like we had just had a good ten hours of slumber and were ready for another 
exciting day.


After taking C to school, I popped into Dean's place with some more cash 
from the safe.

"Give me 5 grams, I don't want to run out."

That day we went to our doctor complaining of insomnia. He obliged by giving 
us a script for sleeping tablets.

We were set.


Three years later:

We had invested in a house in an exclusive suburb which we were letting out 
on the basis that the tenants rent would pay the mortgage.

Our tenants were moving out and we thought this the ideal opportunity to 
move in and start a drug free life as the novelty had worn off and we 
weren't feeling great anymore.

Dean had quit so we were getting from another supplier.

I will never forget the day 5 year old C walked into the studio and said 
"You know what,dad? Taking drugs is like taking a brand new house and the 
more drugs you take,the older and dirtier the house gets until it turns into 
a dirty old cottage..................that's why you and mom want to move to 

She was sharp,real sharp.


Eight years after our first encounter:

Here I sit, a divorced,lonely,broken,drug dependent 40 year old man.

All my accumulated wealth gone due to irrational investment,giving half of 
it away and my 2 designer drugs of choice,Gamma Hydroxy Buturate and 
Meth-cathanone (cat)consuming the rest.

No house,no studio,no friends,no family,no clients only the uncomfortable 

I had been to a 12 step conventional rehab a few years earlier and had 
lasted 5 days.

Then my ex told me about Ibogaine, a naturally occurring hallucinogenic 
plant derivative used by the Ubuntu tribe during ceremonials,which was 
accidently found to stop cravings for heroin and other substances without 

See, a conventional 6 week rehab program teaches you how to deal with the 
cravings, whereas Ibogaine nullifies the cravings without the much feared 

Don't get me wrong,Ibogaine is a tough route to take and the first 4 days 
were filled with hallucinations and ataxia (partial loss of control of the 
limbs.), but worth every second.

Here is part of an email I sent my friend pertaining to one hallucination I 

The process was uncomfortable and time passed slowly as the plant worked its 
way through my brain "reformatting" my hard drive.

It is a hallucinogenic and makes you very aware on an introspective as well 
as a spiritual level.

Day one and I started hearing ancient chanting which grew louder at 
night,especially before sleep where my adventures would begin.

I heard a digeridoo type buzzing sound surrounding me and,as I dozed off,was 
awoken by the buzzing of motorbikes and found myself in a skanky 
hotel/nightclub surrounded by a massive amount of helmets belonging to a 
deadly  gang.

They performed a ritual type ceremony in which they selected the new teenage 
leader based on size and strength,and then out of the back of the club in 
walks..........C, my 11 year old daughter.

She partakes in the ceremony and afterwards disappears.

I turn around and to my horror and disbelief,there she is........performing 
fellatio on the new leader.

The leader walks up to me afterwards to shake my hand on raising such a 
skilled daughter and feelings of rage,hoplessness and fear of being the 
lowest of the low overwhelm me.

I tell C  in a calm,amicable way that her beauty and femina are the most 
powerful weapons she has in a man's world which she should never give away.

"I didn't" she replied,pulling out R200 from her pocket.

Suddenly,I am awake,crying and shivering with the sickest sensation only 
described as a dad's worst nightmare.

"Give up the narcotics or face the consequences" was the clearest,most 
frightening message of the Ibogaine.

These type of hallucinations were experienced every night for the fist 4 
nights which I can recall in detail, and then a euphoria was experienced.

That was 3 weeks ago and I have absolutely no inclination to even entertain 
the thoughts of GHB or white powder.

I am finally at peace and motivated beyond reason to become a success 
story,not a statistic.

Strange thing is I am attracting such positive energy now and feel more 
confident and creative, whilst being more focussed and grounded than ever 


In conclusion,Ibogaine definitely seems like the standard for treating 
addiction over and above a very dated 12 step regime.

We are constantly evolving, and with evolution comes change.

Why go through a 6 week minimum rehabilitation program and still feel the 
fear and uncertainty of a relapse when the alternative,Ibogaine, offers a 
solution to constant cravings in a week with very little chance of relapse 
as the body is brought to a state of homeostasis relatively quickly, 
avoiding nasty withdrawal symptoms?

This is definitely a treatment for the individual who is sick  and tired of 
feeling sick and tired and really wants to return to sobriety without having 
to be taught how to deal with his/her addictive tendencies in a 
condescending and uncomfortable manner of what I consider to be a sorely 
outdated 12 step program.

Within 2-3 weeks of the Ibogaine treatment,my energy levels, motivation, 
creativity and general well being had returned to a state of normality and 
my world had changed from grey to a colourful appreciation with no desire to 
return to the dark, uncomfortable place I had been in just a few weeks 

Beat that 12 step.

NHP / Dr Kevin Walker (Reg No: 6206429)

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bareman" <liquid at telkomsa.net>
To: "Kevin Walker" <kevin at ibogaineafricanrenaissance.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 10:34 AM
Subject: The Evolution of Addiction Treatment

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