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Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in a plant in a member of the Apocynaceae family known as Iboga ( Tabernanthe iboga ). A hallucinogen with both psychedelic and dissociative properties, the substance is banned in some countries; in other countries it is being used to treat addiction to methadone , heroin , alcohol , cocaine , methamphetamine , and other drugs.
Between October 2nd and 6th, The Global Ibogaine Therapist Alliance (GITA), hosted its 3rd international conference on iboga and ibogaine research and practice in Vancouver, Canada. This event consisted of 4 days of private meetings for GITA members and one day of public presentations. In addition, several GITA members offered a two-day post-conference training module (October 8th to 9th), the first of its kind, attended by physicians and aspiring lay therapists.
FAMILY: Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family); Subfamily Plumerioideae, Tabernaemontaneae Tribe GENUS: Tabernanthe SPECIES: Iboga COMMON NAMES: Abona, Abonete, Aboua, Ahua (Pahuin), Bocca, Boccawurzel, Boga, Botola, Bugensongo (Ngala), Dibuga, Dibugi, Difuma (Eshira), Eboga (Fang), Eboga Bush, Eboghe, Eboka (“miracle wood”), Elahu (Mongo), Eroga, Gbana (Gbaya), Gifuma, Iboa, Ibo’a, Iboga (Galwa-Mpongwe/Miene), Ibogakraut, Ibogain-pflanze, Iboga Shrub, Ibogastrauch, Iboga Typique (Congo), Iboga Vrai, Ibogawortel (Dutch), Ibogawurzel, Ikuke (Mongo), Inado a Ebengabanga (Tshiluba), Inaolo a Ikakusa (Turumbu), Inkomi (Mono), Isangola, Leboka, Liboko (Vili/Yoombe), Libuga, Libuka, Lofondja, Lopundja, Mabasoka, Mbasaoka, Mbasoka (Mitsogo), Mbondo (Aka Pygmy), Meboa (Bakwele), Minkolongo (Fang), Moabi, Mungondo (Eshira), Obona, Pandu (Mongo), Sese (Fang), Wunderholz An evergreen shrub, Tabernanthe iboga grows to a height of 1.2 m with a spread of 1.5 m.
"I have seen the best minds of my genertion, starving, hysterical, naked, Dragging themselves through negro streets at dawn, looking for an angry fix..."
-=/[ Ibogaine ]/=-
Oneirophrenia is a hallucinatory , dream -like state caused by several conditions such as prolonged sleep deprivation , sensory deprivation , or drugs (such as ibogaine ).
"Regarding the manual I would disagree with some of the exclusion criteria," says one author. "By excluding patients that are depressed or bipolar you exclude a sizable portion of the addict population.
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