The information provided by this article is accurate about kratom and it is intended for educational purposes.
There is a lot of information going around about kratom which is not true. This article intends to correct that information.
Kratom is a tree which is native to southern part of Asia. The leaves are used as a herbal medicine. The drug also acts as a stimulant at low doses, sedative, pain killer and can help relieve diarrhea.
The mode of administration
In the native, the drugs leaves are chewed while fresh. The leaves are allowed to dry and they are crushed. The powder can be mixed with water and be taken. Since the drug has unpleasant taste, it can be mixed with tea to mask the taste. Additionally, the drug can be prepared in a capsule form. Please note that kratom can be smoked but this is impractical. A lot of leaves will be required to achieve a typical dose. Incase the taste becomes unpalatable; sugar or honey can be added.
Preparing a kratom milkshake
Probably the best way to consume kratom. When you add kratom to a cup of chocolate milk, kratom defies to dissolve and remains floated even after stirring. To make a smooth cup of milkshake, use one cup of chocolate milk per a dose of kratom. Here is the procedure
Add a dose of kratom dose into an empty glass or a mug
Add the 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate milk
Stir until a homogeneous paste is formed
Add more chocolate milk and stir properly to avoid formation of lumps.
Now you can add the remaining chocolate milk to the brim
Make yourself comfortable and enjoy your prepared kratom chocolate milkshake.
Preparing slurry from kratom powder
Put powdered kratom into a glass of water
Stir until all the powder is completely suspended at the bottom. Gulp as quickly as possible
Add some more water to recover the powder which got stuck.
Stir again and drink
Once you are done, you can serve yourself a glass of fruit juice to chase away the unpleasant taste from your mouth.
Powdering the leaves
Kratom leaves can be easily powdered buy either using a kitchen blender or just a simple pestle and mortar equipment. If you don’t have all that, you can buy an already grounded kratom.
Kratom side effects are related to drugs such as heroin and morphine. Kratom has been thought to treat opioid addiction and further studies are being carried out. Those who use it to treat opioid symptoms, end up being addicted to the drug.
The causes of addiction
Some of drug addiction causes are environmental and influence from those who use drugs. Also, genetic factors may increase the risk of becoming an addict. Continuous or regular use of a drug interferes and changes the chemistry of your brain. This can trigger pleasure in the brain and it becomes dependent on the drug in order to achieve it. This is why it is difficult to stop a drug once it is started.
General signs of addiction
In regardless of what is being abused, addiction symptoms including the kratom are as follow;
Regular craving of the drug on daily basis or several intervals during the day
As the use continues, large number of doses are required to attain the same effect
Spending money to get the drug even when money is scarce
Involving in society unaccepted behavior such as violence or stealing in order to get the drug.
Continuous use of the drug even if aware of the health risks posed
Ensuring that a constant supply is maintained
Attempts of stopping the abuse
Recognizing addiction in other people
Your family members or friends may start unusual behavior and you are left wondering what has happened to them. They might be addicted and show the following changes.
They may start exhibiting irritation, anxiety, or depression.
Show aggressiveness or becomes violent.
Their energy level drops and start showing illness related to drug abuse
Loss of friends and forms a new circle which most likely consists of the drug users.
Drop in performance
Work performance is affected both in school or work. This can lead to loss of work and poor performance.
Helping an addicted person
Learn all the risks and side effects involved in kratom abuse and have in mind that a drug alters the brain chemistry thus making it hard for the victim to stop. This information will help come up and decide the best treatment options. Start staging interventions with the help of the victim’s family and friends. However, have a conversation with the victim before intervening with his or her family because this can bring mistrust, isolation, or anger.