I know that I asked about this in Betty-Bupe's post on getting off methadone with the assistance of ibogaine, but I feel that this deserves a topic header of it's own. I am interested in anyone's experiences, positive or negative, as well as any details about -- if it was the rootbark or pure ibogaine HCl -- if it was in done a clinic or hospital, unsupervised, or in Gabon as a part of a Bwiti inititation -- the nature and duration of any (side)effects -- and what impact it had on your opiate or other habit of that was the reason for the bioasay. I am no stranger to either the literature or the clinics that use ibogaine, inasmuch as I have read everything on the ibogaine dossier, and I personally know the coordinators of both the Mexican Ibogaine Association (which I cannot afford to attend) and the Iboga Therapy House (which has no openings available at present) in Vancouver. Through much trial and difficulty, I have been able to acquire some of the pure compound, and want to utilize it in the most effacacious and safe manner possible. My friend tried to take some of the substance in an attempt to overcome her habit to heroin, but vomited up ~90% of her 1gram dose. Luckily the capsules were regurgitated undissolved and were able to be recovered for a second attempt in the future (gross, I know, but if you went through what I did to get the medicine and paid nearly $400US per gram, then you'd try to recover whatever you were able to as well). She experienced EXTREME nausea (it is unknown how much of this was psychosomatic), and then slept for several hours. Although she did not stop her opiate usage, both her cravings and the frequncy and quantity of her fixes were significantly diminished, and she felt that she had experienced profound insight as well as some paranormal clairvoyant phenomena. Keep in mind that at MOST she successfully ingested and kept down ~100-150mg. of the ibogaine, so the results are impressive considering the size of the amount actually entering the body. Her partial success intrigues me, although her violent nausea and the pain and discomfort frightens me. There were points where she said that it was markedly worse than just going through "cold turkey" heroin withdrawl, and debated whether just withdrawing with the aid of benzo's and clonidine would be preferable. I fully realize that ibogaine varies in its effects from subject to subject, based on a myriad of factors. That is part of why I want to instigate an active discussion on the topic, as well as get any input that any of you can provide. I desperately want to overcome my opiate habit of 5+ years, but I want to use ibogaine safely and also give myself the best chance for overall success that I can. Thank you, and my blessings and respect to all those who have overcome their habits and dependencies.