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Nico Adriaans, harm reduction worker and activist
The late Nico Adriaans.
Human being, harm reduction worker and activist.

Nico had a way with words.
"People expect I will introduce
myself as a heroin addict. Would you introduce
yourself and say, Hello I'm a coffee drinker?"

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The Ibogaine Dossier

May, 2008

The Barcelona Sessions

Barcelona represents a unique opportunity for the expansion of ibogaine therapy and to provide information on ibogaine and the medical procedures in which it is used to treat addiction and substance dependence. Ibogaine presentations were made on Monday, May 12th, 2008, during the International Harm Reduction's (IHRA) 19th Conference and on Saturday, May 17th at RAI (Recursos d'Animació Intercultural). The May 12th presentaitons was made during a special session sponsored by the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD). The Saturday, May 17th ibogaine presentations are to afford the opportunity for addiction treatment specialists as well as, the drug using population who are not able to attend the IHRA conference to participate in the discussion of this experimental medication.

We are greatful to the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union for producing a video of the ibogaine presentations during the IHRA conference. For viewing, please see

A promotional postcard for the events is also available. Barcelona postcard front/back

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International Harm Reduction Association - 19th Conference

Palau de Congressos de Barcelona -- Barcelona, Spain
May 11 - 15, 2008

6:00 O'Clock Show

IBOGAINE - User's Choice Session supported by INPUD

Monday, May 12, 2008 | 6:00 PM
Room #5

The session will be broken into two parts. The first part will consist of four presentations on the subjects indicated below. The host for both sessions will be Allan Clear, Director, Harm Reduction Coalition (USA). The second part will be a discussion of the issues with the intention of improving the understanding and increasing cooperation between people who use drugs and others who approach harm reduction from a scientific and medical perspective.


Ibogaine treatment for substance dependence: Historical and future perspectives
Howard S. Lotsof -- President, Dora Weiner Foundation, Staten Island, NY, USA
ppt slide presentation 4 Mb    PDF slide presentation 2.6 Mb     abstract
The lack of evidence for ibogaine as a treatment for heroin dependence
Alex Wodak -- Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
ppt slide presentation     abstract
The safety and screening of ibogaine in a Mexican clinical setting
Alonso Perez -- The Ibogaine Association, Playas de Tijuana, Mexico   PDF slide presentation     abstract
Underground ibogaine treatment and drug user activism
Dimitri Mubengo Mugianis -- Freedomroot and Voices Of Community Advocates and Leaders (VOCAL), New York, NY, USA     abstract


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Ibogaine Forum - Barcelona, 2008

RAI (Recursos d'Animació Intercultural), c/Carders 12 principal -- Barcelona, Spain

Saturday, May 17, 2008 | 18:00 - 23:00 (6:00 PM - 11:00 PM)


18:00 - 19:00

Documentary film "Ibogaine - Rite of Passage"

Producer/Director, Ben de Loenen, Lunart Productions, EU

19:30 - 20:00

The history, science and politics of ibogaine

Howard Lotsof, Dora Weiner Foundation, USA

20:15 - 20:45

Science supported ibogaine, tested by American Junkies; Proven by African Pygmies

Dimitri Mobengo Mugianis, USA

21:00 - 21:30


Kenneth R. Alper, MD, New York University School of Medicine, USA

21:45 - 22:15

Dose and regimen in ibogaine treatment

Howard S. Lotsof, Dora Weiner Foundation, USA

Las conferencias serán traducidas simultáneamente treatment.

Places are limited, so if you want to attend, please send an email to


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