New Trend in Drug Use: Kratom
What is kratom?
Kratom is a tropical tree native to S
Asia that contains compounds that have
effects. It is not currently illegal and can be easily ordered on the internet.
How do people use kratom?
Most people take kratom in the form of a pill, capsule, or extract. The leaves can also be smoked or eaten.
What are the effects of kratom?
Kratom has effects similar to opioids and stimulants including increased pleasure and energy and decreased pain. When consumed in large amounts, it can have a sedative effect.
What are side effects of kratom?
Nausea, itching, sweating, dry mouth, constipation, seizures, and hallucinations.
Does kratom have medicinal
Some people use kratom to control symptoms of withdraw and to curb cravings of opiates and other drugs such as alcohol. There is no scientific evidence that kratom is safe or effective for this purpose.
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