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Learn About the Addictive Properties of Kratom at Skyward in Houston


Kratom is a tropical tree that is a member of the coffee family. Its origin may be traced back to Southeast Asia. The characteristics that can be discovered in the leaves of this tree have the ability to induce psychedelic effects or trigger changes in one’s thinking.

Effects of Kratom

The two primary chemicals found in kratom leaves, just like the majority of opioid prescription drugs, interact with opioid receptors in the brain. Kratom, when taken in higher dosages, has the potential to have an impact that is analogous to those of opioid medications, including 

  • decreased anxiety 
  • relaxation 
  • pain relief

The stimulant-like effects of Kratom can be felt in as soon as ten minutes after taking a dose, and they can last for as long as ninety minutes. Some people report experiencing discomfort or agitation due to these impacts, even though most people believe these effects are beneficial. The following is a list of the primary stimulant-like effects of Kratom, which are comparable to those of amphetamine but are significantly less powerful:

  • Increased libido 
  • Decreased appetite 
  • Enhanced energy and alertness 
  • Lack of appetite

The effects of Kratom are pretty variable and depend on the individual, the dosage, and the method of consumption. 

Anecdotal tales from users, medical professionals, and studies conducted on animals provide the majority of the foundation for our current understanding of this drug.

Symptoms of Withdrawal Associated with the Use of Kratom

Although Kratom is widely promoted as a cure for opiate addiction, the fact remains that it is a drug with a significant potential for addiction. In as little as six months, it is possible to become dependent on Kratom, which is accompanied by withdrawal symptoms analogous to those of opioid withdrawal. People who use Kratom frequently are more likely to have withdrawal symptoms since the substance causes them to become dependent on it and increase their tolerance to its effects over time. Some of the following are examples of physical withdrawal symptoms:

  • Jerky movements 
  • Dilated pupils 
  • Decreased appetite 
  • Runny nose and runny eyes 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Muscle pains 
  • Insomnia 
  • Severe stomach cramps 

How to Tell If I Am Addicted to Kratom? What Are the Signs?

No matter what substance is being abused to an unhealthy degree, addiction’s warning signs and symptoms are almost always the same. Cravings, spending more time obtaining, using, and recovering from the substance, losing interest in previously loved activities, needing higher doses to achieve desired results, are common indicators of substance abuse. Mood, behavior, and physical appearance changes are also common indicators.

Those who want to quit using Kratom after a lengthy time of regular use should seek the assistance of a medical professional or an addiction specialist to lessen the likelihood of relapsing and experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

Worry Less Because Help Is Available 

If you are concerned that a loved one may be addicted to Kratom, please go to the Skyward Treatment Center in Houston so that you can learn more about the warning signs of Kratom addiction and the various available treatment options. Our therapy regimens are adapted to meet the specific requirements of each patient.