Kratom For Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms
Kratom is a natural alternative to prescription medication traditionally used in most heroin detox centers. When you take the correct dosage of the right type of kratom, it works as well as tramadol or suboxone for opioid withdrawals. You will not be dope sick, you will be able to function at your job or business. It won’t make you over tired or sleepy, it absolutely takes away withdrawal symptoms.
Which type of kratom is most like an opiate?
Maeng Da is the proper type of Kratom if you want energy and you need to go to work or function at your business. Other types of Kratom will make you tired or sleepy. It comes in a variety of forms including powder, capsules, and liquid, and is available locally or mail order online.
- Is Kratom really addictive?
Yes. If you take it for too long you will get addicted. The extract is much more addictive than the basic leaf form. Being addicted to Kratom is a much better alternative than Heroin, or Oxycontin, or any opiate pain medications.
- How do you grow Kratom?
It only grows naturally in southeast asia. I found no information online that shows how to grow the plant indoors
- Is Kratom powder legal?
Yes. The food and drug administration has threatened many times to make it illegal, but so far the push back from consumers has been to great for them to pass laws against it.
Can you go through withdrawal from Kratom? You can have withdrawal symptoms if you use it for too long, probably 2 or 3 weeks is the longest time you should take Kratom if you are scared of having to detox from it. Traditional addiction therapy is against using natural alternatives even if they help keep addicts off of heroin.
Our research has shown the correct dosage is 8 capsules of maeng da every four to five hours. For the powder you should buy empty capsules and fill them with the maeng da leaf . Taking more wont be any more effective. If you choose to take the extract, the correct for opiate detox is one 60x capsule every four to five hours. We did not research other strains including, Bali, Red Thailand, Indo, Borneo, and Malaysian.
For pain relief, the Borneo strain works best when taken orally in a mixed tea. If you are addicted to opioid pain medication, Maeng da has been shown to somewhat replace pain killers such as percocet, Morphine, Dilaudid, and Oxycontin. It will take a few days ,but you will get the pain relieving effect from kratom once you are taking the right dosage. If you buy products at a retail store, there is no expert on staff to guide you in the right direction. Finding the correct dosage comes from experience.
Kratom capsules are the easiest way to digest the product. Since it is a plant , either leaf or extract, it takes an hour to digest and enter the bloodstream. The effect usually last for 3 to 5 hours. When you are detoxing from heroin or opioid pain killers you will need a dose every 3 to 4 hours for a few days, then you can stretch it out a little more.
Other methods of detox including Suboxone or subutex have side effects that are not present in using kratom leaf or extract. You can not overdose on kratom no matter how much you take. If you take too much you will vomit but not overdose.
Long Term Kratom Therapy For Opioid Addiction
Extended time use of kratom as treatment for heroin addiction has been shown to be more successful than other medication assisted treatment. The traditional long drug treatment programs use medication such as Suboxone or Subutex, These drugs take away cravings for heroin and keep addicts clean and sober. Kratom works better for all these issues and it is natural.
The traditional medical detox for opiates is usually a week long inpatient stay. You are supervised by a doctor and 24 hour nursing. The prescription drugs used are ativan, valium, buprenorphine, and clonidine. Inpatient detox is expensive unless you have health insurance coverage. After detox you go to residential treatment at a drug rehab facility for 3 to 4 weeks. Group therapy and individual counseling every day is required at the residential substance abuse facility. For more information on drug addiction services or help, call us: (800) 518-5205.