Monday, January 30, 2006

2005 End of the Year Report Issued by AATOD


January 30, 2006

2005 End of the Year Report Issued by AATOD

AATOD has issued their 2005 End of the Year Report which summarizes the progress AATOD has made during the past year on a number of their initiatives. The link to download is:

In 2001 the AATOD Board of Directors approved a five-year plan laying the foundation for a number of critically important projects for our nation’s treatment system. As indicated in the report, the approaching National AATOD Conference in Atlanta during April 22-26, 2006, will feature a number of presentations, reporting on the initiatives described in the report.

The closing plenary session of Wednesday, April 26, 2006 will feature General Barry R. McCaffrey (President / McCaffrey Associates/former Drug Czar) and Dr. David Satcher (President of Morehouse College/former Surgeon General) discussing the future of medication assisted treatment in the United States, including spiritual and political views.

John Walters (Director/White House Office of National Drug Control Policy) will be featured as the keynote speaker during the opening plenary session. The Tuesday plenary session will focus on criminal justice initiatives.

Friday, January 20, 2006

EMERGENCY Curwensville Clinic Burned


January 20, 2006

Curwensville Clinic Burned

The Discovery House Curwensville Clinic (Pennsylvnia) was burned down on January 17th. Arson is suspected.

The area for the past 10 years has had one of the highest overdose rates in the country and yet has only one clinic to serve a large area. The next closest clinic is Pittsburgh which is 150 miles away.

Temporary dosing has been set up in the Clearfield Hospital. Patients should report to the Emergency Room.

If you have any questions or problems contact Erika Lear, Director of Pennsylvania NAMA and NAMA's Regional Director for the area.

Erika Lear's Email:

As more information is known it will be posted.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Report from Arizona 2005 (January 5, 2006)


January 5, 2006

Steven "Rowdy" Hakes (Director)
Southern Arizona NAMA Chapter

Arizona 2005

Here in Arizona. are clinics are in pretty good shape. To my knowledge there are no dose caps "that I know of" and no waiting for treatment or on a list. In fact there are so many clinics between Phoenix and Tucson, they have to compete with each other. So that puts patients in this area the closest to being real health care consumers and having a choice in treatment than patients in other areas.

My clinic is one of the best I've heard of and this is just hearing what other patients say. I've been there since 1992 when I started treatment. Thirteen years at the same place!! And I love these people, I even disliked going to 30 day take homes, because I miss seeing them(1). I know very few patients can say that.

So at least in Arizona there are not the serious problems such as access, dose caps, etc. That does not mean that there are not problems and that advocacy is not needed in this state. There is always the need to educate the public and communities about the benefits of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). And patients need help with issues such as employment, family issues, child welfare or health care.

1. Aw --- I didn't really dislike going to the 30 day take homes, but I really do miss talking with the diretor, nurse and other staff.

"Together we can make a difference"
NAMA website

Monday, January 02, 2006

New York City Ibogaine Conference 2/25-26/2006


January 2, 2006

New York City Ibogaine Conference
Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26, 2006

Columbia University
Lerner Hall 115th Street @ Broadway
Satow Room, 5th floor
New York, NY

Free Registration for Columbia University Proceedings
Please RSVP Tyler Case: or 1 (856) 577-2466

Workshops of Special Interest:

Saturday, February 25, 2006 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Ibogaine Development: Politics, Policy, Profit, Prejudice and Science
Howard S. Lotsof, President Dora Weiner Foundation; Discover of ibogaine's antiaddictive effects

Saturday Evening Reception 7:30 PM

The Yippie Museum
The Yippie Museum will be presenting free screenings of two ibogaine documentary films: "Ibogaine: Rite of Passage" by Ben de Loenen and "Detox or Die" by David Graham Scott. Location: 9 Bleecker Street, Ground Floor, 212 677-4899 Sunday, February 26, 2006

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Chapel of Sacred Mirrors

Location: 540 West 27th Street - 4th floor New York, NY 10001 212 564-4253
$20.00 registration for Chapel of Sacrad Mirror Proceedings

For Additional Information - 212 677-4899