Mitragyna Speciosa, also known as Kratom, is a large tree in the Rubiaceae family native to Southeast Asia. It is said that Kratom affects the human brain similarly to an opiate, although there is no conclusive clinical data proving how the alkaloids work in relation to the human brain. But that certainly hasn’t stopped people from abusing this forest drug…especially among those who are trying to … Continue reading Are You Jumping from the Fire Of Opioids into the Frying Pan of Kratom? BEWARE!
The FDA reported a spike in kratom overdoses. Here are the warning signs. Kratom use has ballooned in recent years. So have overdoses. In the United States, calls to poison control centers about the drug have jumped dramatically. About 32 percent of those cases ended up being admitted to the hospital, with more than half resulting in serious medical outcomes, including 11 deaths. According to … Continue reading Kratom Overdoses Are on the Rise. Why They’re Hard to Spot
The woman had used oxycodone for almost a decade but told her doctors she had been sober for two years. She never touched narcotics during her pregnancy, she said, and had completed rehab. But her newborn son was in withdrawal: jittery, screaming and requiring an infusion of morphine to stay alive. The infant craved drugs, but why? Amid an opioid epidemic, the boy’s doctors didn’t … Continue reading She drank KRATOM TEA WHILE PREGNANT. Then her NEWBORN WENT INTO WITHDRAWAL.
Kratom, a legal herbal supplement derived from a plant, affects the same opioid brain receptors as morphine and appears to have properties that expose users to the risks of addiction, abuse and dependence. Chester County officials have linked kratom use to the accidental overdose deaths of two men there earlier this year. Police in Chester County, Pa., are sounding the alarm after two men died … Continue reading Kratom kills 2 in Pennsylvania. Will There be More Deaths Elsewhere?
Legislation on an alternative substance that some say could help mitigate the effects of opioid withdrawals is divided along state lines. Kratom, a tropical tree from Southeast Asia with leaves that produce stimulant and sedative effects, has been used in the Fort Smith region to both treat chronic pain and mitigate the effects of opioid painkiller withdrawals. Though it is sold legally through alternative medicine … Continue reading More on Kratom
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced it is overseeing the voluntary destruction and recall of kratom products. Earlier this month, the FDA warned kratom is an opioid and has been linked with 44 deaths. Kratom, an unregulated botanical substance, is used by some people to relieve pain, anxiety and depression, as well as symptoms of opioid withdrawal. The company that makes kratom-containing products under … Continue reading FDA Announces Voluntary Destruction and Recall of Kratom Products
While the FDA pushes for a kratom ban a group of scientists argues that if kratom is labeled as a Schedule I drug, opioid-overdose deaths will only continue to rise. Prior to reading this article, NationalAddictionNews.com wants you to understand that you don’t want to be addicted to kratom. The withdrawal symptoms you’ll experience won’t be worth it. Imagine muscle aches, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggression, emotional … Continue reading Could Kratom Decrease the Massive Opioid Accidental Overdoses?