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You are complicating things.  Thereau said, Simplify, simplify, simplify.'  Point is, you're low dosing the right stuff and hoping the wrong stuff helps you detox.  It works medically because of repeat business.  Certainly not because of its effectiveness.  It does block opiate receptors temporarily and sobers most anybody up from most any addictive substance, but its effectiveness for addiction treatment is not supported by anyone except the latest wave of Big Pharm trying to get into the addiction treatment business, when they caused the problem with the same thinking they want to go about solving same problem, so we all know how thats gonna work out.  Iboga resets neuroreceptors and you see your whole life flash before your eyes, you examine what memories and experiences you need to work through, how best to excel beyond the things slowing down your development, and it leaves you with a well thought out fire escape plan for releasing you from the excesses we get stuck in, and gives you a fresh start to do a do- over.  Usually in life and in all other circumstances, do- overs just arent allowed.  Somehow Iboga lets you reset, and theres nothing else even close for effectiveness at that.  If you want to just quickly sober up, then Naltrexone will do the trick.  If you're looking for a life- altering, poaradigm shattering, consciousness expanding, full blown psychedelic experience to move beyond addiction and excess into a realm of inner peace, then Iboga is what you want to work with.  Good luck! 

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Eboka Talk / Re: Naloxone/ buprenorphine vs Ibogaine
« on: May 29, 2013, 03:58:21 PM »
Heres more..  -Would love to hear any thoughts ..

Trends in Prescription Drug Abuse: 'Bridging Medications'

The epidemic of unintended prescription drug overdoses continues to spread across the United States. The medications being abused and misused in these tragic events are often opioids and benzodiazepines.

A lesser known phenomenon involves use of other prescription medications to minimize physiologic withdrawal until individuals can obtain their next "chemical high" with their drug of choice. This practice is commonly referred to as "bridging." Recognizing bridging behaviors may help clinicians identify patients with the disease of addiction or potential medication adverse effects.

Individuals with the disease of drug addiction who are not in recovery, referred to as "active addicts," spend a significant amount of time preoccupied with drug-seeking behavior or finding ways to minimize the severity of drug withdrawal between highs. Individuals addicted to opioids or benzodiazepines use escalating doses in order to attain the desired euphoria. Continuous abuse and dose escalation leads to a tolerance of the sedative and euphoric effects of these medications. When chronic ingestion of opioids or benzodiazepines is abruptly discontinued, physiologic withdrawal is predictable and potentially life-threatening.

Opioid withdrawal is frequently characterized by diarrhea, vomiting, anxiety, tachycardia, sweating, abdominal cramping, and muscle cramping. Although none of these symptoms are life-threatening by themselves, in combination with other comorbidities, such as heart disease or seizure disorders, they may lead to poor outcomes.[1]

Benzodiazepine withdrawal has a higher incidence of risk. Common benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to seizures, high anxiety levels, agitation, tremors, paranoia, muscle cramping, diaphoresis, and tachycardia.[2]

Active addicts experiencing withdrawal from an opioid or benzodiazepine agree that it is a miserable experience frequently causing several days of complete incapacitation. These distressing physiologic and emotional effects may result in bridging behavior. Minimizing the effects of drug withdrawal becomes almost as critical as obtaining the high.

Methadone is an approved agent for treating opioid addiction. Methadone is frequently abused both on the streets and as a bridging agent. For active opioid addicts, methadone is a poor euphoric agent. However, euphoria is frequently reported in opioid-naive individuals. Use of methadone, a synthetic opioid with a prolonged pharmacokinetic half-life, helps to minimize the severity of opioid withdrawal until active addicts achieve their next high. Because of the volume of methadone prescribing for chronic pain management, it can often be obtained from street sources.

Buprenorphine and buprenorphine/naloxone also are approved agents for treating opioid addiction and may be abused and misused for bridging by opioid addicts.[3] These agents usually do not produce euphoria. Although agonist/antagonist effects of buprenorphine may induce physiologic withdrawal in individuals using or abusing opioids chronically, individuals may benefit from the mu receptor activity from buprenorphine that minimizes withdrawal symptoms once significant drug withdrawal has started.

Tramadol, a synthetic codeine analog, is approved for mild to moderate analgesia. Both tramadol and its metabolite have weak mu receptor activity. It is easy to acquire and cheap to purchase on the street, and abuse has been reported.[4,5] As a bridging agent, tramadol may be used by active opioid addicts to minimize withdrawal. Of particular concern, exceeding the recommended maximum daily dosage of tramadol increases the risk for seizures.
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Benzodiazepine addicts use other agents to bridge their highs. Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant agent that has many medical uses but is commonly used to treat neuropathic pain. Gabapentin has not been recognized as a drug of abuse owing to its nonscheduled drug status, but reports of abuse have surfaced.[6,7] Because of its sedative and anxiolytic properties as well as its intermediate half-life, gabapentin is used by active addicts to minimize withdrawal effects from benzodiazepines.

Recognizing addictive behaviors may be difficult, even in the best of clinical situations. Individuals who may be bridging frequently request early refills or report theft of these agents. Active addicts may also fake pain symptoms and specifically request these particular agents for their pseudopain management. Active addicts may also test positive on drug screens for buprenorphine, methadone, gabapentin, or tramadol.

Treating, monitoring, and detecting active drug addiction is often difficult. Recognizing bridging behaviors may be one more tool for managing the disease of drug addiction.

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Eboka Talk / Re: Naloxone/ buprenorphine vs Ibogaine
« on: May 17, 2013, 03:52:00 PM »
Nothing??  Im sorry that its a bit confusing, but wheres my chem guys?  Wheres my science guys?  Cmon.  Only your perspective helps me with this, because Im trying to understand addiction from Iboga's standpoint as it pertains to modern medical treatment with methadone which isnt working plus the shaqrp rise in addiction to meds own prescribed benzos and pain killers, which is being recognized by medicine as another profit avenue.  The fact that they created that particular type of addiction isnt important to them, but effective treatment and outstanding outcomes are important to me.  SWIM plans to take part in an addiction treatment one day that actually works.

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Eboka Talk / Naloxone/ buprenorphine vs Ibogaine
« on: May 16, 2013, 12:20:31 PM »
I wonder what your thoughts might be with regards to present day treatment missing the point that Iboga gets so well.

Buprenorphine, a schedule III partial mu receptor agonist, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of opioid dependence on October 8, 2002. Suboxone is the trade name for the preparation containing buprenorphine and naloxone in a 4:1 ratio, which was developed as a maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. First developed by Reckitt and Coleman (now Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals; Richmond, Va), buprenorphine hydrochloride was initially marketed as an opioid analgesic under the trade name Temgesic 0.2 mg sublingual tablets. It was also marketed as Buprenex in a 0.3 mg/mL injectable solution. In 2002, the Food and Drug Administration approved a high-dose formulation of buprenorphine as Suboxone in 2 mg and 8 mg doses (with 0.5 mg and 2 mg naloxone, respectively) and Subutex , a buprenorphine product with no active additives, also in 2 mg and 8 mg doses for sublingual administration.

The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) expanded the options available for the treatment of opioid dependence in the United States by allowing for private physicians to prescribe Schedule III, IV, and V drugs for the treatment of opioid dependence. Prior to this legislation, the only option was treatment through licensed methadone clinics.

The goal of DATA 2000 is to create opportunities for more comprehensive care of the opioid-dependent individual. Opening up private treatment options diminishes the stigma associated with opioid addiction, and opioid addiction treatment becomes mainstream. Finally, by opening up additional treatment options for opioid dependence, the demand for heroin and other illicit sources of opioids may be diminished with substantial impact on health care cost and other social outcomes. Currently, a maximum of 30 opioid-dependent patients can be treated per physician group, with the ability to increase that number to 100 after a trial period of 1 year.[1]

Buprenorphine is a partial agonist at the mu opioid receptor and an antagonist at the kappa receptor. It has very high affinity and low intrinsic activity at the mu receptor and will displace morphine, diacetylmorphine, methadone, or other opioid full agonists from the receptor. Its partial agonist effects imbue buprenorphine with several clinically desirable pharmacologic properties, including lower abuse potential; lower level of physical dependence (less severe withdrawal syndrome); a ceiling effect, with respect to clinical effects, at higher doses; and greater safety in overdose compared with opioid full agonists.

Naloxone has negligible bioavailability via the sublingual or oral routes and does not accumulate to clinically significant concentrations when administered in this manner. Naloxone was added to buprenorphine in an effort to deter intravenous abuse of this preparation.
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1641147-overview

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Its the most essential part and why it works so well for so many people and spreading into the consciousness of a critical mass of people now.  We all need it for our addiction to wheat, sugar, and bad oils.  Next, drug depenedence like coffee, cigarettes, and booze make at least 6 huge life -altering addictions so many people grapple with every moment of every day.  If a whole lot of people would realize addiction is bad for brain plasticity and homeostasis, and that Iboga can help get you past the shakes and withdrawal effects that snap us back like a rubber band to giving in to the dark urges.  Once fulfilled, it provides a foundation on which to stand up again.  Its precisely what separates methadone treatment for addiction from Iboga, and its why one doesnt work, and the other one does.  Its also a common thread that runs inside other sacred plant family members recognizable once in communion, like with psilocibin mushrooms and ayahuasca.  Their similarities make obvious the special value of a full blown spiritual psychedelic experience for inducing profound change moving forward.  Its why vision quests among the smartest people in history were common for finding one's way forward and breaking from restricting chains that bind.  Addiction to excessiveness can only be treated effectively by embarking on a spiritual journey.  And its nice to know theres a shortcut on a path thats historically always taken a lifetime to achieve, up until now. 

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Eboka Talk / Re: After flood what kind of supplaments
« on: May 01, 2013, 03:09:43 PM »
I like that magnesium recommendation^ CALM
I would add fish oil at least 3000 mg / day
& Vitamin D which could also technically mean a lot of sunlight.

& LOTS & LOTS OF VEGGIES!

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Eboka Journals / I wish I would go again
« on: April 25, 2013, 01:49:57 PM »
I know I need to.  I know what I need to do.  I just dont quite do it.  I could use a little push, if anyone knows what I mean.  Good times, good times..

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Eboka Talk / Re: Psychedelic Retreat
« on: April 02, 2013, 12:56:45 PM »
CR and NZ are my top choices for where.. and its undoubtedly already going on in both places.  MAPS has a big Ibogaine clinical study going on in NZ right now and CR has multiple retreats like this.  I hope I can add something to the mix in both far apart regions one day, while I still draw breath.  Sure would be cool.  Oh did I mention hot tubs/ sensory deprivation floatation?

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Exactly! Eureka!  How about we enslave ourselves for a change?  What if we thought deeply about our true goals in life and wrote them down, even study those goals daily, keeping them in our sights all the time?  What if we took control over our personal resources and energy?  What if we reached those goals and accomplished something before we die?  Nah, thats far too much trouble.  I'll just let the bank tell me whats best for me and just make affordable monthly payments forever from a job I hate, that barely covers my rent and bills.  I read recently that 90% of us live check to check.  Sux for us, eh?  It sure would be nice to get ahead, just a little.

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I agree, and when you tease out the strands of splitting hairs, its the excess itself...or rather our inability to adapt to merely tasting the excess (without ravenously inhaling as much of it as we can for as long as we can, until our insides are about to burst).  There is a deep sense of lack that we cannot seem to escape, once we have a taste of that momentary relief. 

Its a sort of possession, but an illusion, since possession itself is an illusion; a masterful one we've all fallen for.  Remember the Native American Indians were so confused when the white man took 'possession' of land.  It made no sense to them, and then we killed most of them, and the rest were turned into alcoholics out of disbelief.  Ironic really, since another form of addiction (to power) is where their confusion stemmed from. 

Its definitely the biggest problem of our time.  And this addiction that forms from perfectly acceptable over-consumption of money or power or food or drugs or corrupt behavior appears to be blown apart into smithereens by psychedelics (assuming set and setting are planned out well).  Yet only a few select souls are privy to this knowledge... 

While it speeds up collectively all around us, gaining momentum, it strengthens, and improves its tactics for more efficient self destruction.  I wonder if we will realize the excess is controlling us (and not vice versa) before it reaches the event horizon and consumes us whole. 

To me, the fact that slavery thrives is a perfect literal metaphor for reality and what continues to separate us most from the best aspects of ourselves. It also makes me want to protect myself and my loved ones from the beast thats running things around here.  No Daddy -complex here.  'Daddy' is here to injure and enslave us.

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Eboka Talk / Psychedelic Retreat
« on: March 27, 2013, 12:44:08 PM »
I wonder a lot about getting involved with someone somewhere and do such a thing one day.  Somewhere safe and legal, and Im imagining a huge garden where people could eat fresh veggies out of, hot tubs and a sweat lodge, counseling, fire at night, tree houses, zip lines, & hiking trails.  With the general emphasis on connecting back to the natural world, breaking it down, simplifying the thoughts streaming through your consciousness, getting a grip, and rebuilding new bridges, making new better decisions for moving forward stronger than ever with the time one has left here in this realm.  Exercise, good nutrition, relaxing, and mind blowing breakthroughs, as needed, under expert supervision.  First though, I gotta philosophize about it a bunch.

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When I owned my own biz, I took off Wednesdays so I'd flip the whole 5 days on 2 days off upside down, go to work 2 days, off one, work 2 days and off 2.  It made me feel like I was less of a slave.  Your point is an excellent one, and whenever we do have a pocket full of money, bills caught up, for a second dont you feel free?  It always feels so good until that rubber band snaps back and the next round of bills hits before you're ready.  Didnt last long did it? 

I get you, but I cant help but feel that deep sense of lack that makes me wonder if I just had enough, maybe life wouldnt be so stressful.. so I get as much as I can for as long as I can, usually get one week ahead over many many months of careful mathematics and discipline, but then the rubber band snaps back again and Im more behind than ever.  Fuck.  So I keep trying, and when I look back at the work I did, it amounts to nothing.  Its frustrating as hell, and then death approaches.  We get nowhere even in a whole lifetime. 

I guess thats my fear; by not looking directly at the worst aspects of ourselves, we allow it to continue and even grow in strength.  I guess thats what I love about brutal honesty and clever comedy; brilliant ideas formed around real life struggling with a wisp of technology in the background like a security blanket, that we all hope will save us somehow while we launch off the cliff.  I bet we die first, before much positive change happens..and maybe thats okay. 

Kinda like getting used to animals fighting over food and whatever, society is a childish bunch of prehistoric apes running the world into the ground, and the young people are fucked the worst; taxation without representation.  They are left a worse world than what was left to their parents, how sad.  "Greatest Generation' they call themselves, right??- as they lit the world on fire and cancered the whole place to death for a coupla bucks.  Gluttony, greed, corruption, killing and caging others, forcing ones will upon others, what a culture to praise to the children.

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Back to the ratio concept: 27 million slaves worldwide: 2.7 million For profit mostly non- violent prisoner slaves within US
and 200,000 farmers in India committed suicide last year by drinking the pesticide they could no longer afford, in protest.
I wonder how many monks have caught themselves on fire in protest while we look away.. stay in our bubble.
How many unjust arrests, unjust killings, wrongings of all sorts, violence run amok, school shootings, drugging our kids..
And all of our resources are spent on securing the US military's right to keep buying oil for their wars over more oil for more war..and none of it for good, only to maintain status quo, keepin the same the same, fucking tradition and culture: our only real enemy besides fear itself.  Mckennna calls culture a childish illusion, and I hafta agree, only keep in mind how dangerous its inability to adapt as we progress, has become.

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..and maybe help a few kindred souls along the way too.  We can do that too.  Beyond that, I suppose this train is going off the tracks regardless of how loudly we ring the alarm bell.  Maybe we just oughta enjoy the fireworks, let the guilt wash away since it doesnt serve any helpful purpose if those who make the decisions dont find it important enough to act.  We worker ants can only influence our small circle I suppose, but just like the story of the little girl throwing in as many starfishes as she could back to the sea before they died after washing up on the beach, even though her Daddy tells her there are too many to save, because it mattered to those few, our individual choices are our power, our personal choices change the world, butterfly -effect style.  ..Then poof ~ off we go again.

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Okay, this feels like a real primal pattern we've stumbled upon here when you consider the ratio of about 27 million slaves worldwide now; not including 2.7 million (1/10th) mostly non violent For-profit prisoners within the US punishment system.  Ive been in that guilt box before, and its a circle as we bite our own tail, chasing it till our death, all for nothing.  So why all the punishment and guilt and suffering?  I never understood why we do that to ourselves.  Some sort of outdated patriarchal cultural traditional brainwashing that continues to hurt us, sadly.  I wish I could escape it. 

We could have had heaven on Earth.  We could retract into a hundred acre farm and garden, live sustainably and simply.  I wish I could do that.  Put my money where my mouth is.  I guess if I cant, why should I blame anyone else who also cant simplify.  It is me.  But theres a cancer growing in this culture here, thats for sure.  If we dont quaranteen it quickly enough, it will consume the consumers themselves..

Isnt that some funny shit, when the prey turns around and eats the predator?  I suppose thats what our processed food is slowly doing to our inflamed insides.  Our external environment mirrors our internal one.  & it looks like war where beautiful gardens should have been.  Man, it all comes down to individual choices, dont it?  Its the only time we can kiss life instead of punish ourselves all the time.

& it'd be a hell of a PR campaign for both the prez (commmander in chief) and the military who have the worst reputation on they've ever had around the world  ..they might both enjoy that side benefit if they ended slavery...ah  but I digress.. Its just that it in theory, it might lead to a domino effect of goodness and clean up in business practices that just exploit people.  It would in effect make the military start working for the people sorta, for a change, for good too, and I bet it would eventually put our military at odds with Blackwater, and damn that'll be a fight!  Anyway, instead Im sure we have the lovely alternative reality that makes much more sense to just keep it the same ol corrupt dump.  All we can do is change ourselves.  Thats it.   

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