Archive for November, 2010

Drug Addiction Cure

November 27, 2010

Sometimes the solution to a problem requires not a new discovery but recognition of a pre-existing discovery that has been overlooked or ignored. No barrier is greater than one sustained by a dominant paradigm. 

Consider how surprised the masses of European citizens must have been when they learned that Earth is not flat. Earth as a globe was revelatory to those who had not been privy to ancient maps and texts that had been withheld from public viewing for centuries, if not millennia. And we can be certain that doubts remained in the minds of many of those newly informed parties long after that truth was revealed and demonstrated. 

Most people today accept the fact that Earth is round. Yet, how many of these same well-educated, well-informed 21st century people know that the cure for drug addiction was officially discovered in 1962, almost a half-century ago. 

The cure is Ibogaine. 

Addiction is habituation to the point of losing ability to change. Although we never really lose the capacity to change, it can feel that way. Ibogaine has proved to addicts treated with this rare hallucinogenic plant derivative that they can still make the choice, the decision to just stop taking any particular drug, whether the drug is heroin, cocaine, or nicotine. In fact, it seems that Ibogaine treatment can overcome any kind of addiction by, in effect, allowing a person to rapidly review his or her memories, understand how they got to the undesired place of addiction, and reestablish their freedom from substance dependency. 

Despite the efficacy of Ibogaine—based on credible reports from various sources—there has been extreme resistance on the part of federal authorities to allow experimental or therapeutic use of Ibogaine in the USA. Ibogaine cannot be used legally by anyone in the US, including medical doctors, although treatment with this drug is available in Canada, some areas of Europe, and in Central America (Panama). This non-addictive “miracle drug” has been announced on network television and elsewhere over a period of more than ten years. Meanwhile drug addiction in the US and elsewhere continues to contribute to violent and nonviolent crime and to the rise of diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis. 

Ibogaine is not recommended as a recreational drug, nor is its use recommended outside of a clinic operated by competent medical staff.