Friday, May 30, 2008

One Pill Makes You Better

From the Sacramento, California News & Review comes this article about Americans travelling abroad to receive ibogaine treatment.

"American Drug and Alcohol Addicts Are Going Abroad in Search Of Ibogaine, a Purported Miracle Treatment That Is Banned in the United States. Will the Drug Industry Ever Embrace a Substance That Causes A Hallucinatory High?"

Here's an excerpt from this well written account:

"The first thing was a loud buzzing in his ears, as though a swarm of bees was swirling around his head. Then the hallucinations kicked in. The patterns in the blanket tacked to the ceiling above him glowed vibrantly and then began transforming into the faces of members of his family, faces that turned themselves inside-out and back again. He saw his father finding him dead with a needle in his arm. He saw himself in a beautiful field of flowers. He saw Jesus standing outside the Earth, creating different races of men and placing them on different continents. While Shawn's mind reeled through this visual cacophony, his body lay quietly in a darkened room in a house near Tijuana, Mexico, deep in the grip of a powerful psychedelic drug. The South Sacramento house where he lived with his father was far, far away. Shawn ( who asked that his real name not be printed ) was in Tijuana because he was desperate. He was addicted to heroin and cocaine, a suffocating habit that had landed him in jail several times and had left him so wretched--even when he was out from behind bars--that he wanted to die."

Check it out: One Pill Makes You Better

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