Quitting Opiates, Opioids, Heroin, or even Alcohol Is Much Easier with the Herb Kratom.
Quitting any addiction -- but especially opiates -- is a greatly feared occasion. Many people put if off indefinitely, until they run out and can get no more. There is no need to postpone quitting, though, if Kratom is available.
Most of us know we should quit, but doing without pain relief is something we avoid at all costs. This can get very costly in terms of friends lost, trust in us lost, money, and loss of self-respect -- all sacrificed in hopes of avoiding the agony of withdrawal.
Then, too, it's not just the return of the original chronic pain, if that's why we started. It the pain of ripping that monkey off our back -- that's the nightmare we're avoiding.
When we look carefully at our experience on heroin or synthetic opiates, such as Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, Percocets -- the drug has often become less effective over time and is hardly a better alternative to constant pain. Toward the end, when we are firmly addicted, there is little relief left in it. It has become just a matter of avoiding the pain we know that awaits us if we run out or are cut off by our doctor.
When You Are Tired of Being an Opioid Zombie, Kratom Is Ready to Bring You Back to Life
If you have access to Kratom, the good news is that there is a way to end your addiction with a minimum of discomfort in about a week.
We're not talking about substituting an even harder-to-quit opioid, such as Suboxone or Methadone, for your "preferred" drug. We're talking about walking away and washing your hands totally with an herb called Kratom.
It won't matter if an underlying chronic pain was how you became addicted in the first place. Kratom is a very effective source of relief for many types of chronic and acute pain. Replacing oxycodone is no problem and the quality of relief is superior say many longtime sufferers.
Kratom has been used traditionally in Southeast Asia for hundreds of years to help people quit opium and heroin without the torturous physical symptoms of withdrawal.
Kratom will even give you some energy to do things, too, which will help take your mind off the period of emptiness that quitting an old habit often brings. Kratom contains 40 alkaloids and compounds that produce pain relief, varying degrees of energy, mood enhancement, without causing the extreme addiction and other side-effects the opiates do.
If you are not familiar with Kratom, you are in for a treat. It is the way out that you have hoped for -- that "Get Out of Jail Free" card that Nature gives us when we've learned our lesson and want to get back to feeling normal, or maybe a little better than normal.
Most people are amazed at how easy the transition is from heroin or any of the opioids. You don't have to sell your soul to the rehab clinic or go through a boring, demeaning. 12-Step program to regain your freedom and self-respect.
You will not be humiliated by standing in line to get your daily dose of some substitute, which still messes you up, keeps you paying into Big Pharma, keeps you marching in that zombie army in the perpetual twilight between sleeping and waking.
Here's a first person account of successful opiate addiction treatment with Kratom:
I’ve worked rather hard my whole life, I've done everything from hanging
drywall, to landscaping so as you can imagine, I was pretty rough on my
body growing up.
Back in 2005, I had enough of the pain I was constantly in and went in for
some pain management. The doctor that treated me diagnosed me with chronic
lower back pain that also came with painful muscle spasms. Eventually I was
pretty dependent on 180+mg of morphine a day. The Addiction that came with
it was out of control, absolutely horrible.
I am also a medical marijuana patient now too, but at the time of my crazy
addiction, I had failed a drug test for THC. I was instantly cut off of my
pain medication, I of course had my remaining prescription, but knew I had
to do something. I believe I was actually looking for an internet Doctor
when I first read the word Kratom. Through more surfing, I eventually
looked into more information about the stuff. I finally just tried Kratom.
I was absolutely amazed at the fact that it really managed my pain and
spasm's. The best part about Kratom is that my addiction to pills just kind
of went away. I never felt like I "Needed" opiates again. My stress and
anxiety is even better.
I take Kratom religiously... twice a day every day now. I pretty much vowed
to introduce this god given herb to everyone I possibly can. I have, and
probably always will see people struggle with pain, and addiction to pain
medications, and I’ll be the first one to hand out some Kratom. If I can
potentially save lives, even just help someone in need... You Bet I Will! I
am living proof of the positive change this tree can make in someone’s life.
This is the story of......
Addiction is no way to live!
Kratom is much better. It is kind and forgiving as only Nature can be. There are a few things you need to know about Kratom, but only a few.
#1) You can't overdose with Kratom. The worst thing that can happen is some nausea and a headache, which can easily be avoided by taking no more than you need per dose.
#2) Your goal should be to relieve most of the pain of withdrawal -- not try to recreate the euphoria you felt in your honeymoon with the opiate you're trying to quit. (Instead of euphoria, with Kratom you get the happy realization that you are getting your wish: Freedom from opiates, without the pain that usually comes with withdrawal.)
#3) Less is more. You will get more of the painkilling effects with larger doses, but you will lose the sense of energy with larger doses. It's a trade-off. In withdrawing from opiates, you will probably want more of the pain relief side of Kratom. Then, as you detox and get the opioids or opiates out of your system, the Kratom's effects will be felt more strongly, causing you to need less. If you desire pain relief and energy, you can learn to mix more energetic strains with pain-killing strains here.
#4) You may be surprised how little Kratom you need to find relief. Always be conservative in your dosing to avoid the nausea, which comes from crossing that invisible line of "too much Kratom".
Opiate Addiction Treatment and Kratom from a Licensed Medical Physician & Pain Management Specialist :
The treatment of opiate addiction rests on two areas of treatment. First,
we must treat the physical withdrawal symptoms that make quitting opiates
so difficult. If withdrawal symptoms are not treated, any other therapy
becomes moot, as an addicts mind will be dominated by their cravings.
The other treatment area, which is every bit as important as the physical,
the psychological. Addiction brings with it a great deal of psychological
issues and behaviors that must be addressed.
Traditional treatment of addiction has emphasized being “clean and sober”
and has been unsupportive of medication. Opiate addiction has borrowed the
12-step model from alcohol addiction treatment. Alcohol addiction and
opiate addiction share many commonalities, yet they are also very different.
The success rate in treating opiate addiction with a 12-step only approach
is not encouraging.
Recent studies have shown that opiate addiction is better treated with a
comprehensive approach where medication is used to control withdrawal
symptoms. This approach contradicts traditional 12-step treatment which
emphasizes “clean and sober” and this means that the patient is off all
medications. Maintenance medical treatment has shown greater efficacy in
helping to manage addiction.
Presently, Buprenorphine, Methadone, and Naltrexone are used to help control
withdrawal symptoms. There are other medications that are used to help
manage the symptoms of acute withdrawal.
The medication that I prefer is Buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is one of the
active medications in Suboxone and Zubsolv. In these medications,
buprenorphine is combined with naloxone. Naloxone acts as an opiate blocker
and buprenorphine is what is known as a partial agonist. This means that at
certain doses buprenorphine acts to activate the opiate receptor but at
higher doses it simply blocks the receptor. The effect is that there is a
ceiling effect and this lessens the possibility of an overdose with
buprenorphine. Generally the dosage is between 24 and 32 mg per day. Because
of the ceiling effect, doses above 32 mg are not anymore effective than
Methadone is an opiate agonist and has been used to help treat opiate
addiction for several decades. It is a long acting opiate. Because methadone
is a full activator of opiate receptors, there is more potential for side
effects which can be dangerous.
Naltrexone is an opiate blocker and is used to block all opiate use and to
control opiate cravings. This medication is given as either a daily dosage
or as a monthly injection.
Kratom is derived from the Southeast Asian plant Mitragyna Speciosa. The
active ingredient is Mitragynine which has mu receptor activity, similar to
opiates. This activity has made Kratom useful in treating pain and enhancing
tolerance to hard work. Mitragynine has also been used to treat opiate
addiction withdrawal symptoms. Despite limited study, mitragynine shows
promise in helping to manage opiate withdrawal symptoms.
Dr. Arturo Portales, DO, FAARFM
When You're Ready to Begin:
Get your opioid dosage as low as possible in the days prior to stopping.
Have a few ounces of a variety of strains of Kratom on hand. Most people get the best pain relief from the Red Vein varieties. Bali, Red Vein Borneo, Red Vein Thai -- all are good, if purchased in bulk from established legitimate vendors. It is also good to have some Green Vein and/or White Vein Indo to help you cut through the sedative effect of the Red strains. Mix & Match to suit your mood and keep yourself comfortable.
To learn the finer points of how to take Kratom, dosage, and strains, read Kratom Basics for New Users.
If you are also taking other prescription medications, such as benzos or antidepressants, these addictions can be much harder to break, even potentially dangerous. It is probably best to get the detox from opioids done first, then tackle the others one by one when you (or your doctor) feel you are ready.
Kratom, for most people, is not truly addictive. Even for those who go at it with gusto on a regular basis, quitting Kratom brings more of an annoying lethargy, coupled with some muscle and joint aches, and a runny nose, that is comparable to quitting caffeine if you depend on it to wake up.
The Brass Tacks of Easing Withdrawal with Kratom
Taper your dose of opioids as low as possible over a period of days. Then, when you are just about to tip into full-blown withdrawal, take a level teaspoon of your chosen Red Vein strain, either made into a strong tea, or mixed into applesauce.
Wait 30-60 minutes to see if this is enough to give you sufficient relief without threat of nausea. If it's not enough, cautiously take another half or whole teaspoon. Don't overdo it. There is no way I can guess how much you need. You will quickly find how much you need, if you listen to your body.
About every four hours, you will need another dose. If you find Red Veins are too sedative, you can mix one third tsp of White or Green Vein varieties in with 2/3 tsp of your chosen Red Vein. This can also be referred to as a Kratom Fusion which has been made popular over the last 2 years by Online Kratom.
Some small minority of people will find they are stimulated by Red Vein strains and sedated by White Veins. If you are one of these, just accept it and be glad you bought a variety of White-Green-Red-and maybe even Yellow strains. Many people find that Red Vein Maeng Da is a very good, stimulating strain for getting them through withdrawal. Again, there is no way to tell what your body chemistry is going to prefer. Experiment with a variety of strains.
It is also wise to have on hand some sleep-aids, such as a good quality Calcium/Magnesium formula which will help you avoid the Restless Leg Syndrome which may occur. Switching your Kratom to all-Red Vein is also helpful. No mixing of White Vein unless you really need it to get through the afternoon. Other sleep-aids, such as Melatonin 3mg or Valerian Root capsules or Sleepy Time Tea can help.
Some people find it necessary to stop all Kratom use several hours before bed, but many find that dosing with a Bali or other Red Vein just before bedtime helps them sleep through the night.
It is best to avoid alcohol, if at all possible. Another time-tested herbal sleep and anxiety relief drink is kava kava. Get a quality water-extracted powder from Mood and Mind.com would be my recommendation.
You can get a good idea of what this process looks like by getting accepted into one of the good Facebook groups that almost daily they are coaching and cheering the successes of people going through this process. There will be questions that inevitably come up that can't be answered in a generalized review of overcoming withdrawals with Kratom. Ask them there.
For those of you who live in Canada, you can join Chronic Pain Alternatives
Look at this as a week-long vacation. Do as little or as much as you need to do, just as if you were nursing a cold or a case of the flu. I would recommend getting out to get some physical exercise, as soon as you are able. This will help you sleep. A brisk walk around the neighborhood or the mall is going to help flush out toxins, which will help you feel better and also sleep better. Yoga is good for this purpose, too, if you aren't yet ready to hit the streets.
Many people who have tried multiple times to quit opioids, heroin, suboxone, methadone, and even alcohol, have had great success with Kratom. Many then wean themselves off Kratom or use it only occasionally. Some continue to use it for relief from chronic pain, anxiety, or depression.
The one theme in their accounts of getting free from addiction is of gratitude for getting a second chance to live and do right by the children, their spouse, and other family and friends.
Kratom is how Thai and Malay natives have spelled R-E-L-I-E-F from opiate withdrawal pain for hundreds of years and chances are, it will work for you, too!
Special Thanks: to Dr. Arturo Portales, Jason Hersha and Online Kratom for each
of their important contributions which helped to culminate and strengthen this