Kratom Addiction and Sedation Detoxification

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Kratom RAPID DETOX UNDER SEDATION

Rapid detox under sedation is a medical detoxification treatment offered by All Opiates Detox for patients dependent on Kratom. It consists of sedating the patient and removing Kratom from the brain receptor while the patient is sleeping. Acute withdrawals are precipitated with an opiate blocker. These withdrawals will pass during the sedation period. Once the withdrawals are over, and the brain receptors are free of Kratom, a blocker is placed to prevent any Kratom from getting back into the brain receptor.

The blocker of choice used at All Opiates Detox is an implant. Dr. George prefers the Naltrexone implant blocker for several reasons. First, the Naltrexone implant lasts approximately two months, as opposed to Vivitrol (lasts around 28 days) or tablets (have to be taken daily). Another reason our physicians prefer the implant over the injection is for patients that may not be able to tolerate Naltrexone due to side effects, sensitivity or allergies. The implant can be removed from under the skin, whereas the injection stays in the body for about 28 days and therefore cannot be removed once it is administered. It is recommended to remain on Naltrexone maintenance therapy for at least one year to allow the brain to heal from the damage caused by the drug use and abuse.

Our success rate is near 100% for helping patients detox off opiates without the excruciating pain and discomfort of the withdrawals. Aftercare consisting of the Naltrexone opiate blocker, psychotherapy, and 12 step programs are recommended to ensure long-term abstinence and success.

Kratom DETAILS

Kratom is a weak opioid and a stimulant found in Southeast Asia. It is considered an herb since the drug comes from the leaves of a tree called Kratom. It is available in tablet form (for oral use) and leaves (used to make tea or capsules). Patients use Kratom to transition from other opioids, not realizing Kratom itself is an opiate.

The DEA wanted to ban Kratom, stating it is used recreationally, has a high potential for abuse and no medical use. Many opposed the ban reporting that they use Kratom for pain, depression, and anxiety. Kratom is still available for purchase online.

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Kratom SIDE EFFECTS

Side effects of Kratom are fast heart rate, high blood pressure, irritability, nausea, vomiting, constipation, possible seizure and possible psychosis.

Kratom WITHDRAWALS

Like other opiates, discontinuing Kratom after long-term use will lead to acute withdrawal syndrome. Yawning, sniffles, fatigue, tiredness, poor concentration, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, muscle cramping, leg jerking, restlessness, anxiety, agitation, cravings and poor sleep are possible withdrawal symptoms of Kratom.

Kratom OVERDOSE

Overdose symptoms range from seizures to liver damage. Risk of overdose is increased when Kratom is combined with other drugs, including prescription and over the counter medications. Overdose, when mixed with other drugs, can lead to shallow breathing and respiratory depression as it acts as an opioid.

Kratom ABUSE

Kratom is a weak opiate, often used recreationally. The FDA sought to make Kratom illegal by placing it in Schedule l classification, same schedule as Heroin and LSD. The DEA wanted to ban Kratom, stating it is used recreationally, has a high potential for abuse and no medical use. Neither the FDA or DEA were successful with prohibiting Kratom; it is still available for use.

Improper use and abuse of Kratom can lead to dependence, tolerance, and addiction.

Opiates can be habit forming, causing not only physical, but also psychological dependence. Withdrawals may occur if the dose of the opiates is reduced or discontinued after long term use.

Using opiates for an extended period of time can lead to tolerance, where the user needs to increase the dosage of their opiates to achieve the desired effect, whether the desired effect is pain control or euphoria.

Once the patient develops a tolerance, it becomes even more difficult to stop using due to the withdrawals. Symptoms of withdrawals are an indication of physical dependence and addiction to the opiate Kratom. Most patients describe withdrawals as the worst, most frightening experience one will ever encounter. One can only imagine the excruciating pain when the opiate user says that they’d rather die than go through the withdrawals. Kratom physical dependence symptoms, such as withdrawals, lead to psychological dependence. That is when addiction takes over the mind and life of the Kratom opiate user.

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