Miracle or menace? Experts and users weigh in on kratom

Miracle or menace? Experts and users weigh in on kratom

(WAFB) – Every day, Catherine Nieves drinks a cup of kratom tea. She compares it to a cup of coffee, giving her energy throughout the day and helping her focus on the tasks at hand. The tea leaves …

Like millions of people nationwide, Nieves says she fell victim to the opioid crisis. She says 8 years ago, she was homeless and using. After a friend died from an overdose, she says she was introduced to kratom as a way to stop abusing opioids. “Not only does it immediately halt the cravings for the opioids themselves, it also immediately halts the withdrawal symptoms,” said Nieves.

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