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Kratom Detox

Kratom comes from a plant known as Mitragyna speciosa. The substance is in powder or tablet form.

Many companies advertise it as a dietary supplement. Some smoke shops sell it as incense.

In recent years, people use it to wean off illegal drugs such as cocaine. While it can help with this, some people keep using it. Then, they end up dependent on Kratom, which can lead to many side effects.

Kratom causes stimulant effects when taken in lower doses. It can fight off fatigue and increase a person’s energy. However, when a person takes too much Kratom, they will experience opioid-like effects such as euphoria, a dreamlike state and sedation. If someone uses this substance regularly, they can become dependent on it.

If you are dependent on Kratom and want to stop using it, Southeast Addiction can help you.

Adverse Kratom Side Effects

Many people go through withdrawal from Kratom. However, even if someone isn’t withdrawing from Kratom, the substance can still cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include:

  • Nervousness
  • Feeling edgy
  • Itching
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Delusional thoughts
  • Constipation
  • Lethargy
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Tremors
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of sexual desires
  • Cravings

If you‘re experiencing any of these side effects and want to stop using Kratom, give us a call. Lets talk about what Southeast Addiction can do for you.

Withdrawal Symptoms of Kratom

In addition to the side effects of Kratom, some people have more problems when they go through withdrawal. Some withdrawal symptoms you might experience include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Tremors
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Restlessness
  • Severe depression
  • Insomnia
  • Panic
  • Excessive crying
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Sweating
  • High blood pressure
  • Abdominal cramping

With so many withdrawal symptoms, it’s best to get help from a treatment center. The professionals at Southeast Addiction can help you get Kratom out of your system and start your recovery.

Kratom Withdrawal Complications

There isn’t as much research surrounding Kratom as there is with other substances. The reason for this is because Kratom only recently became popular and it’s not nearly as widely used as other substances. However, some research shows the psychoactive alkaloid chemicals in Kratom mimic those in opioid drugs.

The Kratom withdrawal symptoms aren’t usually life-threatening. However, sometimes, there are complications during the withdrawal process. Some of these complications include:

  • Discomfort that can lead to an increased risk of relapsing
  • Increased risk of overdosing due to lower tolerance
  • Risk of aspiration due to gastrointestinal issues
  • Fluid and electrolyte imbalances due to diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration

If you attend a Kratom detox center, you can get help to avoid these complications.

Timeline for Kratom Withdrawal

The duration and severity of Kratom withdrawal vary. It depends on how long someone was using Kratom, the amount they were using each time and some other factors. Your history with other substances can affect the withdrawal symptoms you have with Kratom, as well.

There isn’t a set timeline for Kratom withdrawal. However, the general timeline that many people experience when detoxing from Kratom is the following:

  • Symptoms usually begin within 24 hours.
  • Patients may struggle with cravings, anxiety, runny nose, muscle aches, insomnia, sweating, and agitation in acute withdrawal.
  • After 2 to 4 days, the patient may have worsened symptoms such as goosebumps, dilated pupils, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps (symptoms often peak during this time frame)
  • Symptoms should subside after 7 to 10 days.

Some withdrawal symptoms can be challenging. Your best chance for success in beating a kratom addiction is with professional medical treatment.

Detoxing from Kratom

Do you believe you have a problem with Kratom use? Are you dependent on it? If so, you may be ready to stop using this substance. You can get all the help you need to quit using Kratom.

The first place to start is to contact a treatment provider like Southeast Addiction for detox and recovery. The specialists know how to help their patients work through each stage of detox.

It may help you to know more about the stages of treatment, they include the following:

  • Evaluation (you will talk to professionals to assess your condition and create a treatment plan)
  • Stabilization (you will receive medical treatment and other supports to help get you through the withdrawal symptoms)
  • Transition to a treatment program

Making a decision to stop using Kratom takes courage. You are on your way to living your best life. Southeast Addiction can help you from assessing your condition to helping you through our treatment program and beyond.

During your stay, specialists will help with your mental and physical well-being. Research shows that people who attend a professional detox center program have a much better chance at stopping their use of a substance for longer than those who don’t.

Entering a Kratom Detox Center

If you have been using Kratom but you want to stop, you don’t have to do it yourself. Many people don’t want to admit they can’t stop using a substance on their own. The sooner you do though, the sooner you can move towards making real progress.

You’ve come this far. You can keep going with the help of the compassionate team at Southeast Addiction.

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