Child Mind Institute
From the Child Mind Institute:
“Kratom is an herbal supplement that high school and college students are drinking as tea, believing it to be a natural way to boost focus and take the edge off anxiety. It requires no prescription and it’s easy to buy at head shops and online. It doesn’t show up on standard drug tests. The trouble is that as a user consumes more, kratom acts as an opioid, and it’s highly addictive. This week on childmind.org we explore kratom use among teenagers and young adults, who may start using it as a stimulant, or to ease anxiety, but end up faced with a very difficult withdrawal. “Initially it helps you with your all-nighters, and it helps you with your stress,” says Dr. Michael Milham. “But then you’re stuck.””
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