Kratom is sweeping the market and is the newest “it” item and alluring unsuspecting teens into a web of darkness. It is the new opioid-like drug available where you can buy vapes!
So what is Kratom?
Leaves from the tropical tree Kratom in Southeast Asia which causes stimulant and sedative effects in different doses. More commonly abused in the Asia Pacific region than the United States.
How do you use it?
Swallowed as a pill, crushed and smoked, brewed as a tea, chewed raw leaves
Like other drugs with opioid-like effects, kratom might cause dependence, which means users will feel physical withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug. Some users have reported becoming addicted to kratom. Withdrawal symptoms include:
- muscle aches
- emotional changes
- runny nose
- jerky movements
Have their been deaths from Kratom?
Yes! There have been a lot of overdoses and deaths from Kratom.
It is currently not illegal – you can buy on the internet. You can buy at locations where they sell vapes.
Have those conversations with your kids today!