Opiates are pain-reducing drugs usually derived from the opium poppy. In addition to helping people who undergo physical pain, these drugs cause feelings of intense euphoria that may cause the person to take an unnecessary amount of the drug or take the drug when there is no need for it in the first place.

Opiates come in many different forms, although they all essentially work the same. They create additional pain receptors in the brain that help a person combat pain with the help of the natural opiate receptors. The most common types of these receptors are the kappa, sigma, and mu-opioid receptors. 

These receptors activate electrical impulses through the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), allowing a person to cope with pain when an injury or illness occurs. Of course, sometimes the brain needs some extra help. 

Thousands of years ago, the opium plant was discovered to help aid in pain management. This made going through surgeries and healing of wounds much more efficient. The person could cope with the pain and the body would heal itself at a much faster rate.

Unfortunately, opium has its limitations. If the person consumed this pain management plant for too long, they would become physically addicted. Thus, they would need to continue consuming opium to not feel unwanted pains and sickness. The drug at this time was mild and people did not become as addictive as they would in days to come. 

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The Opium plant possesses various ingredients that are catered toward the treatment of chronic pain. Among these components are morphine, thebaine, and codeine. The first of these components of the opium poppy to be isolated was morphine. Morphine extracted from opium made it ten times more effective than the conventional effects of opium. This of course enhanced the feelings of euphoria as well, making people using the drug more likely to abuse it, eventually leading to opiate addiction. 

Morphine was mass-produced during the time of the Civil War. Many soldiers wounded in battle took the drug to help cope with pain. Unfortunately, many of these men came back from the war addicted to morphine. A scientist later attempted to alter the addictive properties of the drug and created heroin. This of course made things worse for those struggling with addiction and withdrawal. 

Codeine is another component of the opium poppy that has been extracted. It is a milder opiate and used for minimal pain management. This drug can be found in drugs such as Vicodin, narcos, and Lortabs. Medical doctors typically prescribe these pharmaceuticals for a short period of time after medical procedures. Medical procedures typically cause less pain than other more complex procedures.

Another major component of the opium poppy is thebaine. It has primarily been extracted and later synthesized in the lab, creating an opiate known as oxycodone. Although this drug has been manufactured and distributed through healthcare professionals. It many times can be just as highly addictive and dangerous as heroin found on the street. 

Although all of these drugs essentially follow the same principle regarding effects, abuse, and addiction. Ibogaine By David Dardashti has taken careful consideration to know the exact details of each guest that would arrive at the facility and does them accordingly. 

After Ibogaine was discovered as a cure for opiate addiction, many clinical establishments wondered as to how much of the medicine should be distributed to each patient. This sophisticated question was given a fairly simple answer. Have the person go on the scale and determine the dose of ibogaine based on their weight. The so-called milligram per kilogram approach to ibogaine treatment.

David Dardashti and his team believed that this method was not sufficient enough. He believed that many different protocols had to be considered before treatment. In doing so, the person would not just recover from opiates, without any withdrawals or cravings. They would recover in the most comfortable, effective, and fastest way possible. 

Ibogaine hydrochloride would certainly cure anyone of their addiction to opiates. It did not matter whether it was heroin, oxycodone, or Vicodin. As all of these substances produce the same underlying result. Having said that, the biological pathways of these various forms of opiates do have subtle differences and David Dardashti found it helpful to understand the methods of how these opiates enter and exit the brain and body and used this to help measure the ibogaine dosage. 

The Ibogaine team also found it necessary to assess these different opiates and compare the intensity of the effects. In other words, comparing oxycodone to heroin, comparing morphine to Vicodin, comparing fentanyl to black tar heroin, and so forth. This was essential to understand how much opiates were in the person’s body in comparison to other people.

For example,  how would someone who was taking 800 milligrams of oxycodone daily, compare to someone who was consuming ten bags of China white heroin from New Jersey. All forms of opiates had to be compared to one another in order to maximize the efficiency of the ibogaine treatment. 

Although David Dardashti found it important to know the number of drugs his guests were consuming, he found it equally important to know how long the person was using the drugs. Someone who had been consuming 500 milligrams of oxycodone over the course of two years would be far different than someone taking the same amount over a ten-year span. 

Aside from the drugs and amount the person was consuming. David Dardashti had learned to take psychological factors into consideration. These include the person’s level of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition to other psychological factors, the person may have brought with them.

David Dardashti has also determined the ibogaine dosage based on many physiological factors. These include age, weight, and body type. More importantly, it taking into consideration any physical complications the person may be struggling with. The most common among these are diabetes, hepatitis, neuropathy, and many more conditions that may alter the dosage.

Ibogaine has been proven to be miraculous in its cure to opiate addiction in many ways. It completely resets all opiate receptors that have been tampered with by artificial substances, eliminating all acute withdrawal symptoms, post-acute withdrawal symptoms, and cravings. It also repairs any electric shortages to both memory and depression receptors. 

The person feels reborn in just a short amount of time. Of course, this process is far easier and more comforting given the correct dosage, using dozens of protocols that have been established at the clinic. David Dardashti had treated thousands. With each person arriving at the facility,  he learned more information to help him perfect the most optimal ibogaine treatment available. 

One day a patient named Anthony arrived at the facility. Anthony had been trying to get clean for years and continued to fail. He would get clean and still feel uncomfortable for a long period of time after. Ibogaine was his last hope, yet he did not appear to have much hope left. He believed that there was no way out and that he was destined to be hooked on heroin for the rest of his days.

After hearing about the Ibogaine Treatment protocol, a spark of hope emerged within him. A spark of hope that would allow him to believe he could live a life free of opiates without having to suffer debilitating pain. Anthony was interviewed and asked many questions in the process.

“How old are you Anthony?”

“I just turned forty.”

“What form of opiates have you been using?”


“Where are you from?”

“New York.”

It is important to know the person’s geographical location. This gives an idea of the type of heroin and purity level.

“How do you consume the drugs?”

“I inject them.”

The method of consumption is important. Injecting heroin compared to snorting is roughly twice as powerful.

“How long have you been using heroin?”

“Fifteen years.”

“Did you always use heroin or did you start with other opiates?”

“Always heroin.”

Anthony came from a very conservative upbringing. In his particular culture using street drugs, they were no different than using doctor-prescribed pharmaceuticals. 

“How much heroin do you use?”

“About 3 bags a day.”

A bag of heroin is basically a single dose of heroin. It is more or less, one-tenth of a gram.

“Have you used any other long-acting opiates recently?”

“They gave me Subutex in detox, but that was a while back.”

Subutex is one of the conventional approaches used to treat people with opiates in the United States. It is much longer acting.

“Are you currently taking any other drugs on a regular basis?”

“Yes, my doctor prescribed me three milligrams of alprazolam for anxiety.”

“Any other drugs you are taking that we should know about?”

“Not at the moment. I have of course experienced many different substances in the past.”

Anthony was in shock by the number of questions that he had been asked just on his drug use. This was only the beginning, but his eyes lit up with hope. He knew he had come to the right place. 

The next series of questions are related to his general physical health. They were questions any general practitioner would ask a patient. David Dardashti believed a more thorough assessment was essential for the most effective Ibogaine Treatment possible. Of course, some of these questions he did not know the answer to.

The loving and nurturing staff at the Ibogaine Clinic would help Anthony with his assessment. His blood pressure and heart rate were measured, his weight was taken, along with other practices done by medical professionals to acquire knowledge of a person’s general physical state. After the medical staff was finished, Anthony was asked a series of questions about his physical health.

“Are there any bacterial infections we should know about?”


“Any viruses?


“Any critical injuries.”


“Any other health complications that we should not know about?”

“Just some mild ache in my left leg.” 

It was now time to move on to the most difficult part. The psychological assessment. This involved a series of questions relating to a person’s overall mental health. In addition to this, was having the person speak about any past events that could have caused them to develop post-traumatic stress disorder. This helped determine the ibogaine dosage based on the precise level of perception, necessary to help the person heal their past endeavors and move forward. Living a happier, healthier, and drug-free life. 

Anthony was asked a series of questions that made him feel uncomfortable. However, he was not hesitant to answer. He knew that getting the help he needed would not necessarily be comforting.

“Do you struggle with depression?”


“On a scale of one to ten. How would you rate your depression?”

“Probably a seven or an eight.”

“Is this recent or have you always felt this way?”

“The drugs have definitely made things worse.”

“Are you having any active thoughts of suicide?”

“Not at the moment.”

“Are you thinking of harming others?”


“Do you feel anxious?”


“On a scale of one to ten how bad is your anxiety?

“A six or a seven.”

“Any past traumas, you would like to speak about?”

“I was bullied and beat up in school when I was a kid. More recently something terrible happened.”

“What do you like to talk about?”

“My brother recently passed away from an overdose.”

This is a common tragedy that happens to many people who struggle with drug addiction. Many times people that they are close with pass away from the addiction. This can be very difficult for the person to deal with. The most common issue is the survivors’ guilt. The person is mentally and emotionally asking themselves. Why them and not me?

These tragic events also cause feelings of guilt, remorse, fear, and despair. Sometimes this helps a person strive towards getting clean. Unfortunately, there are times where the pain makes quitting the drugs even more tedious to handle than it originally was.

For Anthony, this would be a difficult obstacle for him to overcome and live a life free of drug addiction. Anthony was very satisfied with the treatment. He felt that he was given the dosage that he needed and not given a necessarily high dose that would cause feelings of discomfort. Yes, taking too much ibogaine is not fun, even if it is pure 100 percent pharmaceutical-grade ibogaine hydrochloride, which is given at Ibogaine By David Dardashti. 

Anthony recovered fast. He was not experiencing any withdrawals or cravings. His memory improved and his depression began to diminish. He was physically far more active than he was prior to treatment. He was young and healthy just the way he was before he ever took an opiate. There was just one problem, he refused to deal with the pain of loss.

David knew that Anthony was suppressing his emotions and could not have him leave with this emotional baggage. He encouraged Anthony to stay longer and gain a more thorough understanding of his pain. 

Having dealt with the mental and physical complications from long-term substance abuse. Anthony was given an Ibogaine treatment strictly based on perception. David encouraged Anthony to not suppress the pain he felt. No matter how powerful ibogaine is. The ibogaine will not give insight and perception to past endeavors if the person refuses the revelations. 

Ibogaine does many great things, taking away a person’s free will is not one of them. Had this been so, ibogaine would be no different than unhealthy substances. Through witnessing thousands of people from all walks of life, we continue to learn just how powerful the mind actually is.  People have far greater control over their destiny than we can possibly imagine.