The following is an excerpt from a true story about the use of Ibogaine:
“About ten years ago, I came into contact with a fellow who told me a fantastic tale, all about this so called “Underground Miracle Cure For Addictions”. He explained that it was a powder made from the root of the sacred African Ebogah tree, and that it was called “Ibogaine,” and that it was a hallucinogenic used as a “rites of passage experience” for young African boys of approximately fourteen years of age, and who it is claimed “become men over night” after this Ibogaine venture.
He said that during the sixties, his friend and business partner discovered, apparently accidently, Ibogaine and its “miraculous properties” during one of his many experiments with mind altering substances, drugs like Peyote, Mescaline, LSD-25, and other less well known hallucinogens. He claimed that he noticed immediately after his “Ibogaine trip” that he no longer craved the heroin he had been addicted to for quite a while. Whether or not this actually did happen to him–I can’t say. What I can say is that it didn’t happen to me. I know five people, including myself, who have undergone the ibogaine treatment, and none of them were cured. Two of them, (one took Ibogaine twice and the other took it five or more times) are dead of Heroin overdoses. The third continued to take Cocaine after the ibogaine experience without missing a beat. I am currently on methadone maintenance–cure in some sense, but not due to the ibogaine.”
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