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Please tell me about kratom?

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Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 44 years experience
ABOUT kratom: Generally speaking, red vein kratom is highly sought after for its pain killing qualities even when the pain is advanced. Kratom is used by many people in replacement of opiate based prescription medicines. Kratom has been used to great affect to provide relief of opiate withdrawal whether from prescription medication or recreational use. By substituting a strong habit forming opiate with kratom m.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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I am now retired from practice, but prior to retirement I treated a half-dozen patients who developed dependence on Kratom while trying to get off other opioids. There may be hundreds of others who did not have this problem, but in speaking with several colleagues, everyone is seeing increasing numbers of people with the same issue. Like other unregulated herbs, purity/adulterants unknown also.
Apr 18, 2014

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