What is Kratom?
Hailing from Southeast Asia Kratom is a found within the leaves of a tropical plant of the same name. This plant is from the same family as coffee and native to the Indochina and Malaysia botanical regions. Kratom has been used by its locals for many years as a pain reliever or for mood improvement.
How does it work?
At the moment the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently investigating where on the drug scale this should be labeled. It is not yet illegal and can be easily bought via an internet order. However, the FDA is concerned because there is not enough information supporting what the long term effects of this drug could be. Similar, to other drugs Kratom can be taken orally as a tea, a pill, chewed or eaten with food and also smoked.
Furthermore, it is still unclear if users can become addicted to Kratom one thing we do know is that it is dependent. Some users have even reported to going to extreme lengths to obtain the drug. Also, it is unknown whether the ingredients mixed with Kratom are safe to do so or what effects the hold. The FDA also warns all users to stop using items containing the drug until they can gain further information.
Short term side effects
- Increased sensitivity to sunburn
- Loss of appetite
There is very little research about the long-term effects of Kratom on it users but, are a few:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Frequent Urination
- Dry Mouth
Kratom Addiction Treatment
The Inspirations team of qualified and caring teen addiction professionals provides effective treatment for all needs and levels of care for Kratom addiction. As a matter of fact, this addiction treatment combines motivational exercises with the accountability concept. Likewise, teens are responsible for their actions. It emphasizes respect for family, authority and others. Moreover, we engage our teens in team work assignments to promote working with others in productive and healthy ways.
The Inspiration program prides itself on the individualized treatment plans created for each teen. As a matter of fact, every teen is evaluated and assessed for their needs to create a plan specific to addiction. In addition, to their individual plans teens can choose from an array of therapeutic options.