I don’t like to condemn the use of methadone and suboxone because it IS helping people to kick heroin and opioids. HOWEVER, let’s get something STRAIGHT.
Do NOT condemn this plant Kratom, when you sit there taking methadone or suboxone, and are now addicted to it or dependent. Because that would be a double standard to condemn Kratom for having ANY risk for addiction. However, when we ingest Kratom we aren’t becoming addicted or dependent like YOU are because our plant is scientifically PROVEN to be 1,000 times SAFER THAN MORPHINE ~ addiction-wise AND overdose-wise. It’s not highly addictive, nor has it caused respiratory depression in the history of mankind. Let’s talk about what is REALLY going on here.
First of all, people are afraid of change or anything ‘new’. By no means is Kratom new. It’s been used in Asian and Chinese Traditional Medicine for thousands of years. However, some people are very closed minded and would rather believe what the media tells them, instead of finding out the truth for themselves. Marijuana went through something similar, however; I don’t think there was as much misconception surrounding it. I’m here to change that.
People who quit heroin and opioids with the use of methadone and suboxone are still addicted to a MORPHINE-LIKE OPIOID. It’s only weaker, however; it still has risk for respiratory depression and is HIGHLY ADDICTIVE. Methadone kills at least 5,000 people per year. Kratom kills ZERO.
People who quit heroin and opioids with Kratom, Mitragyna Speciosa ARE NOT GOING TO BE ADDICTED TO A MORPHINE-LIKE SUBSTANCE ANYMORE. BECAUSE, Kratom is NOT an opioid by DEFINITION. Kratom is not even in the same category as an opioid. It is not derived from an opioid plant, nor is it even chemically made up the same as an opioid. Kratom is 1,000 times safer than morphine.
So, when you transition with Kratom instead of suboxone or methadone, you may be dependent on it the same way as a caffeine addiction, but that’s IT. Withdrawing from Kratom is way less mild than any kind of morphine-like opioid. It’s safer also. It’s a partial agonist, attaching only partially to the mu-receptors within the brain. Therefore, it’s not addicting like methadone or suboxone, and it doesn’t cause overdose or respiratory depression.
I believe it is safe to say this because the bottom line is THIS: In the history of mankind, there is not one toxicology report or lab value showing death or overdose, as a result from Kratom alone. Nor, is there any proof showing that Kratom causes seizures or hallucinations. Stop slandering, stop speaking against this herb, in which you know nothing about. There ARE rules and laws that you WILL be held accountable to …IF you remain spreading these lies and falsehood. That’s NOT OKAY. Because, you are (literally) keeping another suffering soul from benefiting from it, from being saved by it.
I am talking to YOU.. to you FDA, DEA, media, doctors, scientists, lawyers, politicians, and ignorant/misinformed Americans. STOP PARROTING misinformation and spreading falsehood about a plant that is saving people’s LIVES. Why don’t you actually go and buy some and try it for yourself, so you can (at least) make an informed opinion.
Benzodiazepines, fentanyl, heroin, morphine, and oxycodone want to make you feel like you are losing your mind when suffering withdrawals. Kratom is nowhere NEAR that kind of suffering (if you happen to experience a withdrawal from it). And you only suffer withdrawals, if you consume heavy amounts every single day.
Methadone kills at least 5,000 people per year. Kratom kills ZERO. Opioids, meth, heroin, and cocaine kill over 67,000 people PER YEAR. Kratom kills ZERO and has been proven to be 1,000 times safer than morphine!!!
Here is a scientific study written by Dr. Jack Henningfield showing the risk of death associated with Kratom use compared to opioids. It plainly states that Kratom is 1,000 times SAFER.
I do want to add something here tho. I am NOT against being addicted to something. WAIT …DO NOT ASSUME TO KNOW WHAT THE DEPTHS OF WHAT I AM SAYING. I am against anyone exhibiting out of control behavior with ANYTHING in which they are dependent upon. Because an addiction is exactly THAT. It IS when a person can not control themselves by limiting the amount of consumption to something. They keep going back to whatever their drug of choice IS and keep consuming it or behaving in a way that is harmful. I believe there are healthy addictions same as toxic ones. Because this is how I programmed my mind to be. I purposely wanted to be addicted to healthy things like exercise. However, only to a point of safety. As soon as you are destructing that’s no longer a healthy habit or any kind of safe addiction to have.
For example, a coffee habit is safe. Therefore, I believe this to be a safe addiction. A Kratom tea habit is safe. Therefore, I believe this to be a safe addiction as well, and we do actually have science to back up the safety of coffee/caffeine and kratom as a partial agonist/alkaloid. ~
Again …here is the science that backs everything I told you. Here is a scientific study written by Dr. Jack Henningfield showing the risk of death associated with Kratom use compared to opioids. It plainly states that Kratom is 1,000 times SAFER. ~ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31647958/
Seems like a no-brainer to me ~ Respectfully Yours, Kami Ann Davis
Caffeine, A partial agonist same as Kratom https://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/i/i_03/i_03_m/i_03_m_par/i_03_m_par_cafeine.html
Abuse potential as per Kratom within this study ~
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people must seriously be attacking you or kratom if they’ve wound you up this early in the morning. I’m not sure how to respond except to say keep taking your kratom, keep helping people, and have a nice rant against people who try to stop you. That’s really all you can do I think.
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I get put through this on a near daily basis. Why can’t you just go to a doctor or somewhere else to get your meds they’re expensive and anyway you don’t hurt. That’s most of those lectures paraphrased. I can’t explain it except to remark taht people who do not have chronic pain, cannot understand the tole it takes on a person, as well as the doctors prescribing meds they know either will not work well, lyrica and gabapentin, or will lead to addiction, opioids Not everyone who takes opioids ever will be addicted, but nearly 100% of people will get to the point of dependence, meaning they won’t get pain relief and normal mood levels without their dose. If you take kratom as your main medicine,and only occasionally take your pain meds you can probably avoid even this. Myself, I want to see natural medicine, herbal medicine, be much much more prominently displayed and talked about. Herbal doctors in the same building as normal ones, herbal shops on every corner, that kind of thing. Usually if you mention going to an herbal doctor, your regular doctor will have to bite back a dismissive response. It should not be like that.
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Sigh, that first comment on this article, how did you avoid letting me have it, because I’d let myself have it if I thought it would do any good. Let me apologize for that, and my earlier comments. I’m not going to repeat my own story you’ve read it before. I’ve read and heard your own, and if anyone deserves peace after what you’ve been through, it’s you. I’m trying to figure out what might have happened in august to get me to reply like that, and I just can’t come up with anything. But you are right, some people just will not accept kratom, and would rather be dependent, or even addicted, to methadone or suboxone, or an approved generic, than risk taking something new. Why, I have no idea, and it’s extremely frustrating when they do, because you just want to shake them. I’ve even had people imply that I”m making up, or overexagerating my own story for some unknown and unspecified benefit, so that i can keep taking kratom. That’s the most frustrating of all. I hoe no one has done that to you, but I suspect at some point someone has. If it’s any consolation, I firmly believe that you are not dependent, nor addicted, to kratom. You take it for pain relief, but that doesn’t make you dependent anymore than someone taking dextromethorphan for a cough is dependent.
I also follow this blog officially through my twitter client, I can’t believe I never did that before. At least, I believe it’s through twitter, but I get emails and twitter notifications when new posts show up, so I should see them a bit faster. I could have sworn I did that a while ago, but I have now
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