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Has anyone ever heard of using instead of Kratom to get off of Heroin instead of Suboxone? I heard a bunch of people talking about it on Facebook but I thought the FDA was taking it off the shelves. Can you even still get it? Where?
I heard there was a salmonella outbreak because of it. Not sure how true that is or what they discovered.
I've heard of people kicking a lot of things with Kratom actually! People will turn to fitness and then use kratom to stay motivated there and when they have other urges. There's way too many strains and versions to study with that stuff it's as crazy as marijuana now.
Funny you mention kratom... The American Kratom Association just released a statement about an hour ago about trying to organize a rally... check it out
Did anyone see this???
I just read that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now trying to halt kratom because of the salmonella outbreak, it's still legal in some states, but illegal in others like Indiana, Tennessee, Wisconsin etc. The CDC still hasn't figured out which brands of kratom might be getting people sick, either way people are still buying the stuff regardless of what they've heard in the news.
That's a good press release! They want to just criminalize everything nowadays and it's always the ones who preach about freedom
Are treatment centers using it though? They can't be if the FDA doesn't approve it. Is it just the Kratom people pushing their agenda? Or, do treatment people actually support it?
I don't see any treatment centers promoting it?? It's hard to tell though, seems to be a big thing in Canada
I found this post! They neglect to say if the deaths are attributed to other drugs in the system with it just that its linked
Okay, yeah - this can't be good:
Salmonella in Your Kratom? CDC Says to Halt All Use for Now
Salmonella? I didn't know that was possible if it wasn't meat
Like I can see both sides why people would think pushing another type of drug as a replacement for a "harder" drug can be problematic in the sense that.. you end up being addicted to something else but.. The way I see it, it's still an improvement on the addicted's lives.. it makes it more manageable. Yeah being dependent on something else isn't ideal but then again, NONE of this is ideal. And I think I'd rather have a less than ideal situation than the alternative - more deaths, more lives ruined from opioids. More people thinking they have no control over their addiction.
I was watching a show on CNN about the future of medicine and they can already see the shape of patterns in your brain to identify you as an addict, in 20 years they'll be able to reshape those
WTF never heard of that!! wow
Didn't know that either, that's pretty cool. Hopefully that kind of technology comes sooner rather than later.
Here is a study about new stem cell research that decreased alcoholism in rats
(how they induced alcoholism in rats I am very stumped about)
Damn rats are always at the bar getting slammed!
Had a friend that used it for back pain but he became addicted to the Krantom
What happened to your friend? How is he doing now?
Just came across this article.
Wow you can't fight the law, I didn't know they could just do that to a company
Yeah seriously is it worth the risk! How can you asses a person and how they'll react to adding ANOTHER new drug to their system? I've seen a lot of people saying it really helped them though and quoting being clean for 5 years+ !?!?!?! This one is so confusing @RecoveryWorks
@eric.mestre how long have you been taking it?
glad to see that @hobbsman78 !!! It's looking like the politicians want to make it illegal, who knows???
Wow, a lot of different stories here. I am confused though, aren't you supposed to taper off kratom gradually if you have been using it? And if that is the case then yeah wouldn't there be withdrawal symptoms? Otherwise why would people recommend tapering off of them? Would love to hear from those of you who have firsthand experience with it as I definitely don't think I understand it that well. All I know is that it is that it's a pretty divisive issue
Yea @m.Reynolds I thought you were supposed to taper off of it also. I'm curious.