Kratom (a.k.a. Herbal Speedball, Biakblak, Ketum, Kahuam, Ithang, Thom)

Kratom is from a tree in Southeast Asia that has leaves that contain mind-altering or psychoactive opioid. It is used for mood lifting effects, pain relief and as an aphrodisiac.

What are the short term effects of Kratom?

Sensitivity to sunburn, nausea, itching, sweating, dry mouth, constipation, increased urination, loss of appetite.

In low doses: increased energy, alertness & more social.
In high doses: sedation, euphoria, decreased pain.

What are the long-term effects of Kratom?

The long-term effects are anorexia, weight loss, insomnia, skin darkening, dry mouth, frequent urination, constipation, hallucinations, paranoia from long term use at high doses.

What are the symptoms of withdrawal?

There are symptoms of withdrawal that include muscle aches, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggression, emotional changes, runny nose & jerky movements.

How is Kratom used?

Kratom can be chewed, eaten, brewed in tea and, at times, smoked.

What does Kratom look like?

Kratom is fresh or dried leaf. It can come in powder form, liquid or a gum.