Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is leaf harvested from the Rubiaceae tree family, native to Southeast Asia and Indochina. Kratom is one of the most powerfull native leafs when used and persons can experience the effects from it for up to 6 hours. Kratom is illegal in Australia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand but is legal in the United States and in Europe.
Kratom is typically smoked or brewed into a tea and ingested. Some individuals choose to chew the leaves of the plant in order to feel the effects of the drug. If kratom is abused it can cause dependence within a very short period of time, similar to that of many opiate based drugs. Once a dependence upon the drug has been formed, persons find that is very difficult to stop taking it on their own without entering a kratom detox facility.
Kratom is currently being marketed for medicinal purposes as well as legal herbs similar to that of the spice drug. Kratom is sold at most smoke shops, widely on the internet, and in some juice bars or kava bars in some cities within the Unites States.
Kratom is extremely dangerous to use because of the high risk of forming a dependence and is especially dangerous for persons already in recovery. If you or a loved one need more information on this drug or are seeking help for kratom abuse or kratom addiction, we can help. We work with many top kratom addiction treatment centers all over the United States and can help guide you to the one that is right for you and meets your needs.