Kratom has therapeutic effects, abuse unlikely, says Johns Hopkins survey
- Posted on: 2021-03-10
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- ▸ Kratom Executive Summaries
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