Kratom Addiction

What Is Kratom?

In terms of addictive substances, Kratom gets little attention except for those who have become addicted to the substance. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Kratom is a legal herbal supplement that produces opioid and stimulant-like effects. It’s commonly used to manage pain relief and withdrawal effects like fatigue and cravings. While it’s a lesser known substance, it has the ability to be abused and create mild to severe side effects. Although a very small number of deaths have been linked to Kratom use, it can still create a cascade of physiological problems. Even though Kratom lacks significant research, ongoing studies are exploring the prevalence of Kratom and its effects on the body and mind.

What Are The Effects of Kratom?

The severity of side effects from Kratom use vary widely from person to person. However, there are some common side effects. Below are the signs and symptoms you can expect to see from short term and chronic use.

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • GI problems
  • Liver problems
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • High blood pressure
  • Slow breathing

If you or someone you know is struggling with Kratom use, our team can help! Contact us today to learn more about our services and approach to Kratom addiction.