Kratom Addiction Treatment

There are many different types of drugs around the world that have addictive properties. Kratom is one of those drugs. It is made up of leaves that come from a native tree in Thailand. The drug can enter the system in a variety of different ways. It can be smoked, chewed, ingested in the form of gel caps, or brewed in tea. Kratom creates a psychoactive opiate-like high in people. It is actually legal in some American states, which creates the illusion among many people that it is safe. The most common users are teenagers, as well as young adults and former addicts. They justify their use of the drug by saying it is organic, but it is important to realize kratom can be dangerous and addictive, and kratom rehab is challenging.

In low doses, kratom can actually provide a person with energy. However, it is then a slippery slope to the high doses, and the high becomes similar to that produced by an opioid, like heroin.

Kratom is currently considered a “substance of concern” by the DEA, which is a precursor to being labeled as a controlled substance. Due to incidents related to kratom, it is illegal in many U.S. states, as well as several European countries and the native Thailand from which the tree comes.

Kratom in moderate to high doses can cause a multitude of side effects, including diarrhea, weight loss, severe dehydration, nausea and vomiting, depression, apathy, and sleep problems including insomnia and/or excessive sleep. It is the most potentially harmful when mixed with medications and/or other substances. Signs of kratom overdose include hallucinations, delusions, tremors, listlessness, respiratory depression, constipation, aggression, and nausea or vomiting.

Withdrawal from kratom, as with any drug, produces unpleasant symptoms, which can occur even when the drug is taken in low doses. These withdrawal symptoms include aching muscles, jitters or fidgeting, chills, and even severe depression and anxiety.

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If you or someone you love needs kratom treatment, please feel free to call Oceanfront Recovery. The staff will help you treat not only the addiction itself, but also the underlying mental health issues that often accompany addiction. They will assist you in coming up with a customized kratom treatment plan tailored just for you, taking into account your history, circumstances and any mental health conditions that may be playing a role in your kratom abuse. They will provide you with effective and safe kratom rehab so you can get your life back, free yourself from the addiction and live in mainstream society as a sober and well-adjusted individual. Contact Oceanfront Recovery today to get the help you deserve.

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