Kratom Ban in Arkansas – Yanking away the only help for pain and addiction?
Kratom, aka mitragyna speciosa, is not an opiate but functions in a similar manner, i.e. attaching to activating opoid receptors. Studies in mice have actually demonstrated impressive results in overcoming addiction to cocaine. Many Kratom users have also sung the plant’s praises in regards to heroin addiction. Kratom users claim that the substance is an excellent substitute for prescription pain medication as well as the addiction that comes with prescribed opiates.
In an interview with an Arkansas Kratom user going by the name of Lisa, she related her own experience of liberation from the tyranny of the medical system and addiction to prescription medication as a result of using Kratom.