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  • Kratom may be effective, but not entirely safe to treat alcohol use disorder

    Kratom may be effective, but not entirely safe to treat alcohol use disorder0

    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. After tobacco, the most commonly abused substance in the U.S. is alcohol with nearly 15 million people diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder.

    A Purdue University team published a paper in the Nov.… Continue reading.

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  • 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.

    Continue reading.
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