• Opioid-based plant might not be best solution to curb habitual alcohol use

    Opioid-based plant might not be best solution to curb habitual alcohol use0

    IMAGE: A Purdue University team recently published a paper examining the effects of kratom and the potential impacts on people with alcohol use disorder. view more 

    Credit: Purdue University/Richard van Rijn

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Lawmakers across the United States continue to debate the safety of kratom, an opioid-containing plant that has been listed as a “drug of concern” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Kratom is sold over the counter in specialty stores and online.

    Substance use disorders are a major health concern in the U.S. and a growing number of people suffering from these diseases are self-medicating with kratom to help break a cycle of dependence.

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  • Ohio lawmaker introduces bill to spark discussion on kratom

    Ohio lawmaker introduces bill to spark discussion on kratom0

    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — You may have seen the name Kratom when you are out and about, plastered in store windows sometimes alongside others prompting potential customers the establishment carries both it and CBD Oil.​

    Kratom has been around for a long time. Here in the United States, it’s only been a few decades, but in Southeast Asia, where it is grown indigenously in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea, it’s been used for medicinal purposes since the 19th century.

    It comes from the leaves of a tropical evergreen tree from the coffee family. ​

    Research into its use is hard to come by, but anecdotally, some people with chronic pain and opioid withdrawal say it helps them.​

    It is currently a controlled substance in 16 countries, and the FDA wants to ban it here in the United States as well.… Continue reading.

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  • Ohio lawmaker wants to start discussion over controversial herbal supplement Kratom

    Ohio lawmaker wants to start discussion over controversial herbal supplement Kratom0

    COLUMBUS, Ohio- You may have seen the name Kratom when you are out and about, plastered in store windows, sometimes alongside others prompting potential customers the establishment carries both it and CBD oil.

    Kratom has been around a while. Here in the U.S., it’s only been a few decades. But in Southeast Asia, where it is grown indigenously in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea, it’s been used for medicinal purposes since the 19th century. It comes from the leaves of a tropical evergreen tree from the coffee family.

    Research into its use is hard to come by, but anecdotally some people with chronic pain and opioid withdrawal say it helps them.… Continue reading.

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