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Jan 14

Can Kratom Help Heroin Addicts Kick The Habit?

SONY DSCIf you’re addicted to opiates or know someone who is, you know how hard it can be to kick the habit. Even if you start to wean off, you will find that your body begins to crave it and that takes you right back. Because your body is used to a constant dose of morphine to the brain, once you take that dose away, your body starts to shut down without it. There are many different ways to get off of Heroin or other opiates, some more effective than others. Many people are finding help quitting with the use of a plant called Kratom.

Kratom is an all natural plant product many people use to wean off. It is from the plant Mitragyna speciosa which works the same way as morphine on the receptors in the brain, which is why it is so good to manage pain management and chronic pain.

Why It Works

It is not nearly as harsh on the body or liver as opiates but it still should be used with caution. If you are trying to get off of heroin or other opiates, make sure to use kratom powder and avoid extracts. You will not start out with a large dose or move towards a larger dose because you do not want to substitute your addiction with another bad habit, rather, you want to Kratom to aid you in your recovery. If you are addicted to opiates, Kratom will not give you a high just help you feel less inclined to use opiates again for your pain.

The Maeng Da Thai strain is good for actually getting off of the drug because it has a very stimulating effect, kind of similar to opiates, although it does nothing for you pain. This will be used in small enough doses so you do not get substitute your habit like mentioned before but you are able to wean off of the drug better.

If you are looking for a strain that actually helps with your pain, the Bali strain is a great start because it is comforting, slightly euphoric, and relaxes the body. This strain is better for nulling out the pain but does not really help for symptoms. Typically, you have to use a little of this strain and little of that strain so you are able to get off but the goal is to reduce even the amount you use to none.

A Safer Alternative To Methadone & Other Prescription Drugs

Getting off of opiates can be really hard. Your brain is wired to want and basically need to opiates. Without the opiates, you are lethargic, have brain fog, and unproductive. While getting off of the stimulators, it is especially hard because you do not want to experience all these emotions in your current life. You want to continue to be full of energy and productive. Knowing what strains and how to use them, Kratom can be one of the best natural solutions to your problems. It leaves you refreshed, pain-free, and awake without impacting your normal life too much.

There are even government sourced studies proving the value Kratom can provide to both pain patients and people seeking to use the plant to get off of Heroin. See for yourself: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3670991/