Advocates in Oklahoma Call Kratom a Life Saver, Requesting Better Regulation

OKLAHOMA CITY — Federal health officials say kratom is a dangerous substance that has been linked to overdose deaths, but advocates say it’s an herbal supplement to wean themselves off of harmful opioids. Kratom comes from a plant native to southeast Asia. In low doses, it acts as a stimulant similar to caffeine. In higher doses, it … More Advocates in Oklahoma Call Kratom a Life Saver, Requesting Better Regulation

Kratom Addiction and Withdrawal Symptoms

Is Kratom Addictive? Like other drugs with opioid-like effects, kratom might cause users to feel physical and physiological withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug. Most users online have reported that kratom is not addictive. However, scientifically, the chance of kratom addiction still exists as with most other substances like coffee, alcohol, cigarettes, and … More Kratom Addiction and Withdrawal Symptoms

Kratom Is Helping This Heroin-User Break His 6-year Addiction (HBO)

VICE I HBO News: Despite the Trump administration’s recent push to solve an opioid crisis that’s now killing more people than AIDS did at its peak, the U.S. has come close to banning the leaves of a Southeast Asian tree that’s known to fight addiction. The leaves, crushed to form a substance called Kratom, are … More Kratom Is Helping This Heroin-User Break His 6-year Addiction (HBO)