Menelusuri Kratom

An Herbal Plant From Southeast Asia Could Be Banned For Being As Addictive As Morphine

“Small quantities of kratom act as a stimulant like cocaine, but larger doses act similarly to opioids, like morphine and heroin.”
Adi Renaldi

The New Report on Kratom Overdoses Is Scary But Kind of Misleading

Almost all of those who tested positive for kratom also tested positive for other substances.
Jesse Hicks

I Tried Kratom, the Latest Drug the US Wants to Ban

While kratom is still legal in Canada, the person I bought it from said it's "not for human consumption." I tried it anyway.
Laurent K. Blais
High Wire

Life Becomes Even More Dangerous for American Heroin Users

The feds are set to make Kratom, a popular herbal painkiller used as an alternative to heroin and Oxy, schedule I. This is very bad for America's addicts and others who use opioids.
Maia Szalavitz
High Wire

Why Banning the Controversial Painkiller Kratom Could Be Bad News for America's Heroin Addicts

We need new, more flexible ways of regulating drugs—especially opioids—in order to truly protect the public.
Maia Szalavitz

Kratom Tea Is the Beverage of Recovering Heroin Addicts

Kratom is a plant-based legal drug commonly ingested in the form of hot tea. Often used to aid recovering heroin addicts, kratom is gaining popularity at bars in North Carolina and Florida. I tried a cup of the holistic opiate alternative to see what...
Gina Tron

Is a Cure for Meth Addiction Lurking in the Jihadist-Infested Jungles of Thailand?

The Thai Minister for Justice has announced that he wants the kratom leaf removed from the country's illicit drugs list. He claims it could help wean addicts off harder stimulants, like methamphetamine.
Jack Barry