Kratom has therapeutic effects, abuse unlikely, says Johns Hopkins survey

Feb. 03, 2020

  • 2798 users surveyed by Johns Hopkins Medicine.
  • Kratom ban was not indicated.
  • One conclusion: low potential for abuse.
  • 61% surveyed were women.
  • Of those treating opioid dependence, 87% found relief
  • 31% of those were off opioids longer than 1 year
  • Psychoactive compound “somewhat similar to opioids,” lower rate of harm.
  • It's better to “regulate rather than ban kratom sales,” survey found.
  • Safe therapeutic potential.
  • Kratom is a possible alternative to opioid use.
  • Kratom doesn’t belong in the category of a Schedule I drug, respondents said.
  • Asia using kratom for decades to treat opioid addiction.
  • Kratom relatively safe according to these self-reports

Original article: https://bit.ly/JohnsHop