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Should I Drink Kratom Tea in Recovery?

Kratom is a substance that can be ingested as a powder, capsule, leaf, or drank in tea form. It has different effects depending on how it is administered. Pain relief, ability to focus, or a sensation of being high are common side effects. Kratom can be a fun one-off thing to try for some people but it may be dangerous for people in recovery from addiction.

Kratom History

Kratom is a type of tree with leaves that are made into the drug used by people around the world. Southeast Asia has used Kratom for years as a pain relief medication, antidiarrheal, or for recreational purposes. Ingesting Kratom is the most common form. The effects typically last between five and seven hours. Kratom is in a class of newly-defined drugs which can be addictive and even dangerous if you are recovering from addiction.

Recovery and Kratom

Coming off stronger drugs, people may turn to Kratom for support. It is banned in Australia, Thailand, and Malaysia but is merely a ‘drug of concern’ in the United States. People like to drink tea with Kratom because it helps minimize symptoms of withdrawal from heroin and cocaine. Kratom may be able to help you kick addiction to substances but studies are still being conducted on its usefulness. The drug is only meant to be used in appropriate amounts. Consuming too much (or too quickly) can have health implications, including death.

Kratom Addiction

Kratom is still a drug which means addiction can happen. Withdrawal symptoms of Kratom dependence include:

  • Restlessness
  • Tension
  • Watery nose and eyes
  • Hot flashes
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever

Smoke shops, Kava Bars, and online shops are popular places to find Kratom. It is not regulated so it is easy to get lots of the drug and over use it. The addictive properties are what make it so dangerous to people in recovery from addiction. Before taking a sip of that Kratom tea, be sure to check with treatment professionals to see if the benefits are worth the risk.

Kratom is not a substance to be messed with. If you are struggling with symptoms of withdrawal and need support, call us. Before you drink Kratom tea or use other means to support your detox and recovery, let us help.Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number to find out how we can help you with addiction recovery: 844-339-6964