University of Florida Survey Results Posted

The University of Florida (Oliver Grundmann, Ph.D. Clinical Associate Professor Director graduate online programs in Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Clinical ToxicologyDepartment of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science, College of Nursing University of Florida) just published their results of the survey that collected the experiences of thousands of people with kratom. Surveys like this are the first steps toward more scientific research and animal and human clinical trials.

Highlights

  • Kratom is primarily used by a population 31-50 years old and making $35,000 or more.
  • 40% of respondents discussed Kratom use with their healthcare provider.
  • Kratom-related toxicity requiring treatment had an incidence of 0.65%.
  • Kratom is mainly used for pain, mood swings, and opioid-related withdrawal symptoms.
  • Potential dose-dependent effect for both perceived beneficial and negative symptoms.

Link to study: http://www.drugandalcoholdependence.com/article/S0376-8716(17)30182-5/pdf?cc=y=

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