Ethnographic studies leads to addiction treatment

Eboka (
27 Aug 1996 16:05:05 -0400


Ibogaine, a substance discovered in plants from the West African rain
forests has been reported to
reduce both narcotic and cocaine withdrawal symptoms while concurrently
precipitating a process of
abreaction that attenuates or interrupts the craving to use drugs of high
abuse potential.
Ibogaine is equally effective in the elimination of withdrawal signs for
both short acting narcotics such
as heroin, or longer acting opioids such as Methadone.
The Ibogaine treatment procedure consists of a single oral administration
and is generally completed
in four days.
One of Ibogaine's interesting attributes is its ability to reveal and
affect the underlying trauma that
may have lead to self medicating and drug misuse. Ibogaine appears to
precipitate the release of
repressed memories providing the patient vital information and the clarity
to analyze the reasons for
their chemical dependence and most important, to admit that they require
the assistance of adjunct
therapy to modify their drug seeking behavior.

The Ibogaine web page revisions are now approaching completion. Page
contents are as follows:


1) Ibogaine: A Brief History
2) ICAA 1996 Amsterdam. Speakers and subjects
3) Ibogaine in Drug Detoxification. From Preclinical Studies to
Clinical Trials.
4) Ibogaine in the treatment of chemical dependence disorders:
clinical perspectives.
5) Ibogaine, psychotherapy, and the treatment of substance-related
6) Ibogaine in the treatment of narcotic withdrawal.
7) Pharmacodynamics and therapeutic applications of iboga and
8) The Necessity of Addict Self-Help Involvement in Ibogaine
Treatment Procedures.
9) Netherlands Hallucinogen Research 1950 - 1970.
10) Ibogaine, a brief scientific bibliography - over 60 abstracts.
11) Ibogaine Treatment - availability.