Written By Kami Davis
Don’t Blame Kratom Because You Are Irresponsible.
After the WHO sided with us, it seems that the ‘Quitting Kratom Folks’ have sunk down to a level so evil and disturbing it’s hard to even put into words.
I understand the pain that can come with mental illness or mental health problems, stemming from trauma. Even though I haven’t experienced your EXACT situation, I AM a psychiatric nurse and worked for many years in state hospitals and acute psychiatric facilities. I too have experienced losing MANY loved ones, including my step son.
I know our mental health system is (still) failing us, but that gives no justification whatsoever, for the behavior being exhibited by some of the anti-Kratom community.
First of all though, it’s unreasonable and irresponsible to not take any accountability for consuming Kratom or ANYTHING for that matter; ESPECIALLY, when you are taking something on your own such as supplements, herbs, or vitamins.
When you go into your local nutrition shop and buy Kava or Valerian root, you take it home to consume in a healthy and responsible manner. It’s up to you to do so, and if you don’t and you overtake it, then you are at FAULT. PERIOD. Why should it be any different with Kratom?
Why should Kratom be on the chopping block, simply because you tried to overdose on it and failed?
Because you CHOSE to be greedy and take too much? So, now we have to eliminate a supplement in case people overtake it? We are not children who need their vitamins and herbs under lock and key. It is the irresponsible human being who should be under lock and key, if they cannot act right. In fact, it’s the sole reason for committing a person into an insane asylum. When you’re a danger to yourself, your surroundings, or others it IS what constitutes a 5150.
No one told you to take copious amounts of a substance. Because, you decided to consume something on your own ..at unthinkable quantities and are not feeling well, you now want to ban it? How immature can we actually be as a society?
These are GROWN ADULTS who made a CHOICE to put KRATOM INSIDE OF THEIR BODIES. YOU are RESPONSIBLE for ANYTHING YOU PUT inside your body.
And by the way, NO ONE is lying to you about Kratom LOL. How can anyone be so foolish to try and incriminate the AKA who’s ACTUALLY on your side trying to make Kratom as safe as possible to go on to say that the AKA is lying to us telling us Kratom doesn’t have any negative side-effects. They are not responsible for knowing how your body’s chemistry works! Good grief! That is YOUR responsibility to know your own body.
Before I started taking this tea leaf, I researched it for months. I did so because I am a responsible adult, using logic and reason. I AM a responsible adult, and so should you be.
The following is a collage of sarcastic comments. This is the discombobulated backwards thinking that society has when it comes to ANYONE dying with Kratom in their system. It’s completely absurd! Do we single out caffeine in this way? Of course not! I bet there are BILLIONS of deaths where the person had caffeine in their system. Oh my goodness, how stupid tho.
A man drinks 5 bottles of cyanide and ingests 2 Kratom capsules, therefore; it had to be Kratom that caused the death, not the cyanide.
Or.. A man drinks two quarts of Jack Daniels and dies of alcohol poisoning but Kratom is the cause of death because he had Kratom powder on his shirt.
A man swallowed two bottles of sleeping pills but Kratom is to blame for his death because he drank 3 cups of Kratom tea that day.
A man snorted 4 rails of coke, smoked two bowls of crank in his glass pipe, drank 3 bottles of vodka, but Kratom is the cause for death because no one wants to admit their family member is a an actual DRUG addict.
The point should be obvious but even an unreasonable delusional individual will see fault in the above. Let me clarify. Those substances combined with Kratom are all deadly on their own. But, Kratom is NOT. Kratom is not deadly on its own.
All of the above is actually being orchestrated in this insane way by yours truly, the FDA and their followers.
Law firms are trying to get in on this as well, hoping to make money off the lies and false narrative being created by anyone who died with Kratom in their system.
These people have gone the LOWEST a person can possibly go. For, they are using grief stricken individuals and trying to make a profit off of their grief and dead loved ones.
Grieving parents are even going as far to post their dead child inside a coffin and laying on the table at the morgue saying ‘This is what Kratom did to my child’, yet with no toxicology report to back it UP. This is APPALLING.
We as a Kratom community, not to mention (ANYONE) who has to look at these photos are being assaulted. No one should have to be taken hostage, so to speak and see such disturbing photos. On top of it, they refuse to let anyone see the toxicology report or actual screening. They are in the WRONG. This is not how you grieve the death of someone, especially your child.
If you had a loved one who died and they had Kratom in their system, I’m willing to bet it was adulterated because to date there are NO deaths from Kratom alone. NONE. All deaths have been debunked and to prove it the World Health Organization sided with us in December, stating there is insufficient evidence that Kratom is harming or killing anyone.
If anyone is harming anyone, it is the people who are posting pictures of their dead family members on Twitter and Facebook. You are literally a danger to yourself and others, which constitutes a 5150.
It seems you have no regard for human life. Apparently, you do not care about the emotional well-being of the people who surround you. Evidently, you care only about your grief and trying to ban a plant that is saving MILLIONS of people around the world.
Clearly, you are focusing on the possible negative side-effects that come along with anything that is taken in excess. The scariest part in all of this is that you sincerely believe it is valid reason to deny millions of people their lifeline and a supplement that has actually given them their life BACK.
PLEASE, stop thinking of only yourself. STOP and THINK …would your family member (who’s passed) really want to have that kind of burden placed upon them indefinitely??
By taking away the benefits of Kratom, that millions of people are receiving, you and your deceased will FOREVER have their blood on your hands. The blood of many will be on YOUR HANDS when the suicide rates increase by the dozens. STOP, thinking of only yourself.
It’s not justifiable to eliminate something that is helping MILLIONS, when only a small group of people may experience negative side-effects. If we did that, there’d be nothing left on the planet to take.
However, EVEN tho people ARE experiencing withdrawals at times from Kratom, it’s not life-threatening nor is it as bad as opioids, alcohol, or heroin. So, I don’t know what else to say but it’s unfortunate our mental health system is failing us still. Because I truly believe most people who have the worst experiences with Kratom, it is due to a pre-existing mental health condition they already had and Kratom is just an easy blame.
Anyone who is significantly mentally ill and has a substance abuse problem, I think you should get on psychotropics and go that route. Most oftentimes, Kratom is taken successfully when you have milder cases and symptoms of psychiatric issues. But, this goes for ANYTHING over-the-counter. It has nothing to do with Kratom being ‘bad’ but has everything to do with the person’s mental and emotional state.
There are various degrees of mental illness. For example, with depression there are various levels. A person can have clinical depression as opposed to the ‘blues’. Or someone can have bipolar as opposed to major depression or clinical depression. There are even various degrees of bipolar. My point, is that Kratom alone MAY not be meant to treat BIPOLAR. This is why we have Lithium. Kratom should be utilized as a tool and a tool ONLY. My point being is please stop blaming Kratom because you didn’t like how your body reacted to it.
Stop pointing the finger at everything and everyone but yourself. START looking at YOURSELF and how you can turn your negative experience into a POSITIVE ONE. There’s the old saying, every time you point a finger at someone, there are three more pointing back at you.
Be well people and stop hurting each other simply because you are hurting. Just because you hurt or you lost someone or something, it doesn’t give you justification and grounds to deny others and hurt them now. Because you are grieving, it doesn’t give you a pass to strike the same unto others. Because you hurt don’t make another hurt.
Two wrongs do not make a right, EVER unless it’s GOD who’s doing the judgement. No matter how many people you hurt because you are hurting it’s not going to bring back your loved one. And it’s not going to lessen your grief. In fact, I guarantee it’s only making it worse. Stop trying to hurt others because you are hurting. Because when you do that, you ARE a danger to others. It’s imperative to be psychiatrically evaluated for the proper treatment and/or possible confinement to an institution.
Seek grief support, love, and support from your local community and support system so you can grieve safely in the most peaceful way.
Sending ALL of you light and love .