This book presents the Proceedings from the First International Conference on Ibogaines, held in November of 1999 at New York University's School of Medicine. In essence, it presents significant new data on neurobiological, clinical, sociocultural, and policy aspects of ibogaine.
Ibogaine is a natural product derived from the bark of the root of the African shrub Tabernathe iboga. It has a history of use as a medicinal and ceremonial agent in West Central Africa, and has been alleged to be effective as a treatment for substance dependence. The study of Ibogaine may shed light on the neurobiology of addiction and lead to the development of new medication for the treatment of addiction.
Currently, there is lack of formal approval for the use of ibogaine, and the demand of the addicts themselves has led to a distinctive unofficial network which has provided ibogaine treatment in non-medical settings. If critical safety concerns can be adequately addressed, ibogaine may provide an inexpensive and practical treatment approach, well adapted to environments where resources are severely limited and there is pressing need for clinical services for heroin addicts, such as Eastern Europe.
This is a paperback edition of Volume 56 of The Alkaloids (ISBN: 0-12-469556-6) edited by Geoffrey A. Cordell, University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A.
|Mechanisms of Action of Ibogaine: Relevance to Putative Therapeutic Effects and Development of a Safer Iboga Alkaloid Congener|
|Ibogaine as a Glutamate Antagonist: Relevance to its Putative Antiaddictive Properties|
|Drug Discrimination Studies with Ibogaine|
|Changes in Gene Expression and Signal Transduction Following Ibogaine Treatment|
|Characterization of Multiple Sites of Action of Ibogaine|
|Comparative Neuropharmacology of Ibogaine and Its O-Des Methyl Metabolite|
|Ibogaine in the Treatment of Heroin Withdrawal|
|Sigma Receptors and Iboga Alkaloids|
|Ibogaine Neurotoxicity Assessment: Electrophysiological Neurochemical and Neurohistological Methods|
|Modulation of the Effects of Rewarding Drugs by Ibogaine|
|Anxiogenic Action of Ibogaine|
|"Returning to the Path": The Use of Ibogaine in Equatorial African Ritual Context and the Binding of Time, Space and Social Relationships|
|From the Roots Up: Ibogaine and Addict Self-Help|
|Case Studies of Ibogaine Treatment: Implications for Patient Management Strategies|
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Series: Alkaloids : Book 56
Number Of Pages: 333
Published: 1st September 2001
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48