Episode from the podcastLaw and Disorder - Addiction - Recovery

Kratom - Another OTC Opioid Substitute?

Released Saturday, 29th February 2020
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Law & Disorder's topic for episode 13 is Kratom. What is it? Is it dangerous? Why are recovering addicts using it? 

Kratom is available in most gas stations, party stores and other stores. It's actually a herb, stemming from the evergreen tree. It comes from south Asia and many are experimenting with it for many different reasons. It is becoming extremely popular in the recovery world, as some believe it is an useful means of coming off of opioids. Tim and Joe break it all down for you, as Tim talks about his personal experience with Kratom and how it impacted his recovery.

Some of the highlights are: withdrawals, addiction, DEA, regulation, anxiety, depression, drug court, jail, opioid substitute, heroin withdrawal and many more! 

This is a very sensitive subject, as the DEA attempted to schedule Kratom as a Schedule 1 drug. This was halted in 2016, but is still being explored. 5 states have banned Kratom all together, but it has become even more popular since. 

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