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Hello 1 month 3 days ago #32574

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Hello my name is Chris and I am new to the forum. I am a recovering addict but I been using kratom for more than a year. Having an addictive personality so I probably use way to much. I live in Texas where kratom is still legal. I am constantly hearing about how addictive kratom is. I was taking more than 60 grams a day and I am not condoning this. I have quit kratom cold turkey several times with very little side effects. Why is there so much negativity about this herb?
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Hello 1 month 3 days ago #32575

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welcome chnclark!

I think the negativity has to do with the stigma of addiction and chemical dependence.

Somehow people cannot accept that chemical dependency is not a character weakness.

I also think that computer modelling has done a great disservice to the plant's reputation. When experts plug the data into a computer's algorithms, the computer thinks that Kratom is an opiate (because it binds to opiate receptors). If it is an opiate then it must be bad and very dangerous....none of which is true.

In fact computer modelling is known to not be very accurate in predictions.

You will not find any of that negativity here. We are all using the plant for different reasons, and for most of us that means it has brought about positive changes in our life.

Welcome aboard!
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Hello 1 month 3 days ago #32579

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Welcome to the group, Chris! I think the negativity is part of the FDA's undisclosed mission to supply support to pharmaceutical industry products -- like suboxone and methadone -- to remedy the addiction that, for most Americans, started with FDA-approved opioids. The FDA earns big money from licensing drugs, but gets nothing but more work from making sure that herbs are produced cleanly and kept unadulterated.

The FDA is trying to justify a ban of kratom, so the public will have no legal alternative as good as kratom and must return to methadone dependence. This keeps the drug rehab AND the pharmaceutical industry happy, but puts a huge cost (for ineffective treatment) on the public. And it would take away a safe, healthier, inexpensive natural alternative from the public.

It's unfortunate, but that's what this misinformation campaign is all about. The media just parrots the slanted talking points of the FDA.

BTW, don't worry about a ban. The kratom community, numbering in the millions and growing, has a very strong lobbying effort with the American Kratom Association (Ameriankratom.org) and has "friends in high places" -- Congressmen, Senators, and medical professionals. We will win, but the fight is far from over.
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Yeah, Kratom is good. I have heard about this one. This is a natural supplement which helps to recover pain and depression.
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Hello 3 weeks 5 days ago #32745

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Thanks to all that replied!
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Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, chnclark!

So glad to hear you have your tolerance back to nada!

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