What is Kratom?
Native to Southeast Asia, Kratom comes from the leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree. Historically used as natural medicine, Kratom is known to provide both opioid-like and stimulant effects that help alleviate pain, in addition to, depression.
How is Kratom Used?
People will chew the Kratom leaves, brew the leaves into a tea or even smoke them. Other forms of Kratom include pills and extracts.
Side Effects of Kratom
When taken, Kratom produces an increase in energy, pleasure, and alertness; however, it can also cause physical and psychological effects including:
- Restlessness or tremors
- Anger or Irritability
- Mood Swings
If you, or someone you know, has a Kratom Addiction and experiences these symptoms, it is important to get help. For over 60 years the LifeWorks NW team providing help, hope and recovery with clinics and service centers throughout Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties. Please feel free to contact us today.
Addiction to Kratom is a result of dependency. People who consume Kratom experience withdrawal symptoms as it wears off. Because the withdrawal symptoms are physically uncomfortable, the addiction is a result of people continually ingesting Kratom to avoid it.
Oftentimes, a person who has consumed Kratom will overdose from the ingestion of other substances as well. Within the reported overdoses, and deaths, of people who have taken Kratom, most had either caffeine, cocaine, alcohol, fentanyl or other drugs in their system.
Kratom Addiction Treatment
Like most addiction treatments, the first step is to get the substance out of your body. After detox, treatment may include therapy or rehab programs which will help you cope with any cravings to avoid relapse. LifeWorks NW also provides DUI Support along with Residential Recovery Services for Women with Children.
We envision an inclusive world where stigma fades and all people can live healthy and meaningful lives. For more information on Kratom Addiction Treatment, please feel free to contact us today.