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Some hopeful news has been delivered by our friends at the American Kratom Association (AKA) this week. The website of the National Institute of Drug Abuse briefly displayed the message,…

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Kratom – Evaluating The Perception Of A “Controversial” Drug
Kratom Warning

Kratom – Evaluating The Perception Of A “Controversial” Drug

Kratom Warning
Kratom Warning

Over the past few years, Kratom has become increasingly popular in the public eye. As is the case with most “new” things, news agencies attempt to look at it with a critical eye, attempting to trade page views for manufactured controversy. This, in turn, activates the concerned parent contingent, intent on finding the next PTA issue to rally around.

In recent stories, tragedies have been directed at Kratom and initiatives have been launched to ban Kratom in a few select states. This is an unfortunate perspective considering research and countless stories underline the fact that Kratom has effectively helped people taper off of more dangerous, addictive drugs.

Natural News explains “continued usage of hard drugs (especially opiates) causes dependency and often when people try to stop, they experience withdrawal symptoms. Medical experimentation has proven Kratom to offer a better alternative to opium and morphine. Studies show that administering Kratom in low dosages and gradually reducing it, helps dependants beat the withdrawal symptoms which characterize abandoning the use of morphine and opiates.”

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Kratom Bill Failed To Pass Through Florida Legislature

Kratom users celebrated yet again after Florida Legislature failed to begin a crackdown on Kratom. Although this bill failed to pass, an important fight is still underway to bring attention to the positive aspects of Kratom.

There are numerous stories where people rely on Kratom daily. Susan Ash, executive director of the American Kratom Association — and a Lyme disease sufferer — calls it a lifesaver.

“I rarely left the house, I didn’t have a job, I wasn’t doing anything. I felt like I was just lost and sick, and like I was going to be like that forever.”

Kratom is not banned or blessed by the federal government, so hard evidence is hard to come by. The National Institutes of Health warns of rare cases of acute liver damage by recreational use.

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