Kratom is a legal, natural and addictive substance called kratom is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Kratom comes from the leaf of a tree grown in Southeast Asia.
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), kratom is widely available on the Internet. The DEA notes that kratom is mainly being abused orally as a tea, but some people chew kratom leaves. Kratom is available in tobacco shops and mixed into a tea-like drink.
Kratom has been described as producing both stimulant and sedative effects. Acute side effects include nausea, itching, sweating, dry mouth, constipation, increased urination and loss of appetite. The fallacy is people use Kratom as a safe alternative to opiates, benzodiazepines or marijuana and this is simply not true. While the long-term effects are not known yet there has been an increasing need to help those addicted recover from Kratom.