Petition Tag - drug rehab

1. Legalize Ibogaine in KY and kick Heroin

Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in plants in the Apocynaceae family such as Tabernanthe iboga, Voacanga africana and Tabernaemontana undulata.[2] It is a psychedelic with dissociative properties.Ibogaine is not currently approved for any medical uses in the United States. Ibogaine is a psychedelic.[12] The experience of Ibogaine is broken down in two phases, the visionary phase and the introspection phase. The visionary phase has been described as oneirogenic, referring to the dreamlike nature of its psychedelic effects, and lasts for 4 to 6 hours. The second phase, the introspection phase, is responsible for the psychotherapeutic effects. It can allow people to conquer their fears and negative emotions.

Ibogaine catalyzes an altered state of consciousness reminiscent of dreaming while fully conscious and aware so that memories, life experiences, and issues of trauma can be processedOne of the first noticeable effects of large-dose ibogaine ingestion is ataxia, a difficulty in coordinating muscle motion which makes standing and walking difficult without assistance. Xerostomia (dry mouth), nausea, and vomiting may follow. These symptoms may be long in duration, ranging from 4 to 24 hours in some cases. Ibogaine is sometimes administered per rectum to avoid nausea and vomiting.Ibogaine occurs naturally in iboga root bark. Ibogaine is also available in a total alkaloid extract of the Tabernanthe iboga plant, which also contains all the other iboga alkaloids and thus has only about half the potency by weight as standardized ibogaine hydrochloride. As of 2009, ibogaine is unregulated in Canada[58][59] and Mexico.[5]

As of 2015 in the United Kingdom, ibogaine is not listed under the Misuse of Drugs Act and so is legal to possess, however distribution is illegal.[60][61]

Ibogaine is schedule I in Sweden.[62]

Ibogaine is classified as a Schedule I-controlled substance in the United States,[63] and is not approved there for addiction treatment (or any other therapeutic use) because of its hallucinogenic, neurotoxic, and cardiovascular side effects, as well as the scarcity of safety and efficacy data in human subjects.[64]

Ibogaine is illegal in Norway (as are all tryptamine derivatives).[65]

Ibogaine is unregulated in Germany, but for medical use it can be regulated by the pharmacy rules (AMG).

Ibogaine was gazetted in New Zealand in 2009 as a non-approved prescription medicine.[66]

On January 14, 2016, Ibogaine was legalized for prescription use in São Paulo, Brazil, with this legalization to extend to the rest of the country in a few months.[14]

In most other countries it remains unregulated and unlicensed.
Ibogaine treatment clinics have emerged in Mexico, Canada, the Netherlands, South Africa, and New Zealand, all operating in what has been described as a "legal gray area".[67][69] Costa Rica also has treatment centers, most notably one run by Lex Kogan, a leading proponent of ibogaine.[70] Covert, illegal neighborhood clinics are known to exist in the United States, despite active DEA surveillance.[71] While clinical guidelines for ibogaine-assisted detoxification were released by the Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance in 2015,[72][73] addiction specialists warn that the treatment of drug dependence with ibogaine in non-medical settings, without expert supervision and unaccompanied by appropriate psychosocial care, can be dangerous — and, in approximately one case in 300, potentially fatal.

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2. No to Alcohol and Drug Rehab House in Emerald Hills Neighborhood

The Alcohol and Drug rehab house in our neighborhood is very disruptive with the numerous cars and very concerning with the number of people under the influence who come and go through out the day.

We have had the police and the ambulance out to the neighborhood numerous times due to the Rehab House.

As citizens and taxpayers of Redwood City, we are opposed to having any alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers in our neighborhood.

3. Straight, Inc. Survivor's Letter Requesting Acknowledgement and an Apology

Related links with more information, documents, survivor accounts, media coverage, etc. about Straight Inc.

http://survivingstraightinc.com/home

"Straight, Inc. (1976-1993) publicly claimed to rehabilitate teenage drug users by using tough love and Alcoholics Anonymous principles. Straight, Inc. provided NO professional counseling: Straight, Inc.'s "treatment model" relied exclusively on "positive peer pressure" from unprofessional staff (program graduates) and from the teenage clients. Straight, Inc. claimed to have an astronomically high success rate and was supported by both the Reagan and Bush administrations."

"However, Straight, Inc. did not publicly reveal what many survivors will tell you. The REAL Straight, Inc. was a facility that used coercive thought reform (aka mind control, brainwashing), public humiliation, sleep & food deprivation, extremely harsh confrontational tactics, kidnapping, isolation and emotional, mental, psychological, verbal and physical abuse to forcibly break us down then remold us in the Straight, Inc. image. Straight, Inc. also operated in secrecy, just like a cult (Straight, Inc. has been listed on at least 2 cult expert websites). No outsiders were ever permitted to know what really went on. Straight's rules and our fear of harsh punishment prevented us from talking to outsiders or from reporting abuses."

More links:

http://survivingstraightinc.com/newspaper__magazine_articles_covering_straight_inc_1976-1993

http://survivingstraightinc.com/document_library

http://survivingstraightinc.com/straight_articles_and_information - lots of articles, books, radio shows, etc. here written by journalists, cult and drug war experts, addictions experts, etc.

Also, here is a link to the petition that was posted on another site - the old version has technical difficulties that cannot be repaired - 583 signatures collected there.

http://www.petitiononline.com/petitions/295561me/signatures

4. Moratorium on prison privatization

This petition calls on the federal and state governments of the United States and worldwide to call for a halt on privatizing prisons until better democratic government oversight is established on the ones which now exist to make sure that the drive to house inmates more cheaply by privatizing prisons does not violate the prisoner's right to be treated in a fair and just manner.

Also for a re-examination of the process of prison privatization to establish the motives behind such efforts and the safety of the inmates housed in them.