A huge controversy that has arisen with Kratom, is whether or not it's addicting. Something to keep in mind is that virtually anything can be addicting. It all depends on you as a person and how you choose to treat any substances or product. People who watch movies can be considered addicts if they watch them on a consistent basis or schedule. So what the true problem is how we avoid addiction.
There are certain substances that mess with your brain chemistry and can cause addiction easier than any others, but Kratom is not one. Kratom is an all-natural herb and does not contain any enhanced substances. It works with the opiate receptors in your brain, much like a prescription medicine. And just like a prescription drug, if a person takes Kratom on a daily basis, their body will become dependent on that daily dose and will crave it when it is gone.
One way to avoid this happening is to be sure to alternate between two different strains; this way your body can have break from a certain strain and won’t become use to a particular strain. It is also important to keep your dosage low. Many Kratom users will up their dosage on a constant basis to get a stronger effect from the Kratom. While this may sound appetizing, you are increasing your tolerance to the product itself. Tolerance is one of the main causes of addiction. Another way to avoid addiction is to take a break from Kratom. Taking a couple of days off during the week will help to make sure that your body does not become dependent on that daily dose.
Addictions come in all shapes and forms and if you are not careful, Kratom can be one of them. It is important to remember that it is all in your hands. Kratom itself is not harmful to the body or mind, but depending on how it is abused, it can become harmful.