Home | Community | Message Board

Original Seeds Store
This site includes paid links. Please support our sponsors.

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

PhytoExtractum Shop: Maeng Da Thai Kratom Leaf Powder

Jump to first unread post Pages: 1
old hand
 User Gallery
Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 6,049
Last seen: 3 hours, 49 minutes
African shrub may help drug withdrawal
    #1512218 - 05/01/03 05:47 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)


Friday April 25, 12:49 PM

African shrub may help drug withdrawal
US scientists are investigating derivatives of a compound from an African shrub that is said to cure drug addicts of their habit, reports New Scientist magazine.

Ibogaine is a compound that comes from the root of the plant Tabernanthe iboga, found in Gabon, West Africa. Followers of the Bwiti religion use it in ceremonies for its vision-giving properties. But in the early 1960s, ibogaine became associated with reducing drug cravings among heroin addicts attempting to withdraw.

Although banned in the US as a schedule 1 drug - it is classed alongside heroin - some researchers say that ibogaine is "worth investigating" as an alternative to methadone to help heroin addicts avoid the effects of withdrawal.

Dr Stanley Glick, a neuropharmacologist at New York's Albany Medical Center, studied the way ibogaine binds to a range of receptors in the brain's nerve endings. He has now teamed up with Dr Martin Kuehne from the University of Vermont to look at two of ibogaine's molecular cousins that have fewer side effects.

In research into 18-methoxycoronaridine (18-MC) - a synthetic relative of ibogaine - they discovered that rats administered with the compound reduced the amount of drugs they self-administered and had less severe withdrawal symptoms.

Dr Deborah Mash, a neuropharmacologist at the University of Miami Medical Center, has also carried out ibogaine trials in the past, and says that some patients who took the treatment have remained drug free for as long as six years.

Now Dr Mash has found that noribogaine - a natural metabolite of ibogaine - helps addicted rodents stop themselves from self-administering drugs. She believes noribogaine locks onto the mu-opoid receptor - the main binding site for morphine - and stifles the stimulus that the drug provides.

But Frank Vocci, from the US National Institute on Drug Abuse in Maryland, told New Scientist that while there were "striking stories" of drug addicts who have been helped by ibogaine, there were other anecdotes describing people who did not quit their habit and even died while taking the compound.

The leading edge researchers and scientists and other experienced people gather in NYC to discuss and present evidence about this promising tool in helping people get off mentally and physically addictive drugs.

Ibogaine Forum in NYC-

Sunday and Monday
May 4 and 5, 2003

The Walker Stage @ 75 Walker St. (at Broadway)

Sunday, May 4, 2003, Noon to 8 pm

12:00 noon - 12:45 pm
Registration $20

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Introductory Remarks
Rommel Washington, BENU

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Traditional Healing and Religious Practice
Suzanne Bellamy, ex-BPP
Laurent Sazy, Photoethnographer
Malendi, Bwiti Nganga
Awolowo Johnson, Nganga/sociologist

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Treatment Providers Speak
Howard Lotsof
Linette Carriere, IbogaTherapyHouse
Patrick Kroupa, Ibogaine List
Adam Nodelman, INTASH
Brian Mariano, Czech Republic
Lynn Maner

5:45 pm to 8 pm
Ibogaine and the Search for Lost Sacraments
Prof. Carl Ruck, PhD, author, "The Apples of Apollo"
Daniel Pinchbeck, author,
"Breaking Open the Head"
Charles Kater, Friends of Bishop Pike
Frank Morales, Episcopalian Priest

Monday, May 5, 2003,
10 am to 6 pm

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Registration $20

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Introductory Remarks
H.S. Lotsof

10:45 am - 1:45 pm
Scientific Panel
Kenneth R. Alper, MD
Deborah C. Mash PhD
Emmanuel Onaivi, PhD
Carl M. Anderson, PhD
Jonathan Freedlander, BA

1:45 pm - 3:00 PM

3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Politics and Availability
Dana Beal, co-author,
"The Ibogaine Story"
Vic Hernandez, Dr PH
Howard Lotsof
Bob Sisko Addiction Research Institute
Ric Doblin, MAPS

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Final Wrap-up Panel
Rommel Washington, BENU
& Principal Panelists

The Monday session will be attended by representatives of various
city and state agencies.


Extras: Filter Print Post Top

Registered: 04/06/03
Posts: 3,676
Loc: Canadia
Last seen: 16 years, 8 months
Re: African shrub may help drug withdrawal [Re: motaman]
    #1520607 - 05/04/03 10:04 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)

I read a interesting trip report on Ibogaine at erowid

One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition, because It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.

Extras: Filter Print Post Top
Jump to top Pages: 1

PhytoExtractum Shop: Maeng Da Thai Kratom Leaf Powder

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* One pill makes you better - (Ibogaine) Lifenergy 2,414 1 03/05/09 06:25 AM
by wantfree
* Scientists May Use Drugs to Stop Addiction KingOftheThing 2,232 2 09/01/04 10:28 PM
by KingOftheThing
* Drug Abuse And Crime: Siamese Twins? AnnoA 2,012 0 03/13/04 12:41 AM
by Anno
* Oregon man opens Ibogaine clinic veggieM 9,334 2 01/31/07 05:30 PM
by Luddite
* Busted for Ibogaine veggieM 2,197 6 12/22/05 03:47 PM
by dblaney
* Medicine hope for psychedelic drugs AnnoA 3,784 7 08/17/04 08:20 PM
by Ekstaza
* Post deleted by Administrator Alien 4,456 9 09/11/03 02:27 PM
by Seuss
* Are psychedelic drugs good for you? motamanM 7,433 6 12/03/03 04:44 AM
by sirreal

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, veggie, Alan Rockefeller, Mostly_Harmless
2,528 topic views. 0 members, 20 guests and 0 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Show Images Only | Sort by Score | Print Topic ]
Search this thread:

Copyright 1997-2024 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.026 seconds spending 0.007 seconds on 14 queries.