Can Kratom Help With Opiate Withdrawal
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is an evergreen tropical tree from Southeast Asia that can be used for many medicinal and daily lifestyle benefits. Indigenous people have been using kratom for thousands of years for multiple purposes such as but not limited to energy boost, treating diarrhea, coughs, fevers, sexual enhancement, and pain relief. One of the most important benefits of Kratom however, is the ability to eliminate addictive opiate symptoms and cravings.
Is Kratom is an Opiate?
No. Kratom is not an opiate. It is an opioid agonist. In other words, kratom imitates the same effects of harmful opioid drugs such as hydrocodone, heroin, morphine, and many more. Other popular opioid agonists include subutex, methadone, and suboxone. However, many individuals who use these powerful medications tend to become dependent on them and end up trading one drug for another.