KratomDrugs of Concern
What are they?
Leaves from the tropical tree Kratom in Southeast Asia which causes stimulant and sedative effects in different doses. More commonly abused in the Asia Pacific region than the United States.
Thang, kakuam, thom, ketum, and biak,
How are they abused?
Swallowed as a pill, crushed and smoked, brewed as a tea, chewed raw leaves
What is their effect on the body?
At low doses, increased alertness, physical energy, and talkativenessAt high doses, sedationAddictive: causes hallucinations, delusion, and confusionNausea, itching, sweating, dry mouth, constipation, increased urination, and loss of appetiteLong-term use can cause anorexia, weight loss, and insomnia