Kratom Detoxification and Treatment

Because of its high addictive potential and lack of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medical uses, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the United States classifies kratom as a “drug of concern.” Despite these facts, kratom remains popular due to the euphoria it produces. If you have become dependent on the drug to get through your day, our kratom detox programs can help.

You may already be familiar with the fact that prolonged exposure to drugs and alcohol can have extensive mental and physical effects. Detoxification allows your body to eliminate all the drugs from your system, ensuring you are ready to begin therapy in a comprehensive kratom rehab program.

Kratom dependence can have devastating effects on your health. Luckily, Exclusive Hawaii Rehab offers various substance use disorder (SUD) treatment options to match your unique needs. Call us today to start your journey toward addiction recovery!

Read on to find out how kratom detox works, what to expect from something akin to opioid withdrawal from this substance, and how our holistic rehab in Hawaii can help you put kratom in the past for good!

What Is Kratom?

What Is Kratom

An extract from a Southeast Asian tree, kratom has various physiological and psychological effects on humans. Mitragynine and 7-a-hydroxy mitragynine are the two primary alkaloid compounds found in kratom. Alkaloids are nitrogen-containing plant compounds with many potent effects when consumed.

Kratom is a popular drug native to Southeast Asia, and it goes by many other names, including Thang, Kakuam, Biak, Thom, and Ketum.

Kratom contains two primary ingredients but has about 20 active compounds that can interact with the brain’s receptors. Some of the compounds can attach to the opioid receptors in your brain, which are the sites where your endorphins are released.

Drugs like heroin, morphine, and many pharmaceutical pain medications can activate opioid receptors.

Some people believe kratom can have many benefits, like reduced pain, increased energy, and boosted concentration. It has been widely used in Asia for decades, and its popularity in the West has recently been on the rise.

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Why do People Use Kratom?

People often try to use kratom as a substitute for opioid drugs for treating mental health issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, fatigue, and addiction. However, kratom is not regulated in the United States despite being linked to multiple deaths.

Although kratom has been linked to some fatalities, it is unclear whether or not it was the primary cause of those deaths. However, the contents of the drug vary widely as it is not regulated. Uncontrolled medications have a high potential for contamination with other compounds, such as opioids.

Although kratom belongs to the coffee family, it includes compounds that bind to opioid receptors. Due to this, its use may produce various effects, including those associated with opioids and stimulants.

The severity of these effects depends on the amount consumed. You might feel more sociable, energized, and alert in small doses. In larger quantities, kratom produces opioid-like results, including pain relief, euphoria, and sedation.

Will Kratom Withdrawal Symptoms Affect You?

Kratom Withdrawal Symptoms

Kratom can cause dependence and withdrawal symptoms, despite its everyday use to treat stimulant and opioid withdrawal symptoms and minimize the severity of withdrawal. Your central nervous system can develop tolerance to kratom because the drug has opioid and stimulant effects. Most people establish chemical dependence on kratom as their brains get used to the drug.

The drug becomes an integral part of your brain’s chemistry. This indicates that your body’s chemistry may begin to rebalance itself around kratom. You may experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms can be experienced when you suddenly stop using the drug because of the disruption it causes in brain chemistry.

How Long Does Kratom Dependence Take to Form?

It is unclear how long it takes to become physically dependent on kratom because it hasn’t been studied as extensively as opioids and stimulants and isn’t commonly given as a prescription. How you abuse the drug, the usual dosage and other variables may also affect the outcome.

However, as with other substances that can lead to chemical drug and alcohol dependence, the likelihood of dependence and withdrawal increases with increased dosing and prolonged usage. The risk of addiction is higher in people who engage in continuous dosing rather than intermittent use.

What are the Signs of Dependence on Kratom?

Increased drug tolerance development is one of the symptoms that can accompany chemical dependency. A high tolerance can make it seem like the usual dose no longer yields the desired effect. As your body becomes accustomed to the drug, you may need to take more of it to get the same impact. Some indicators that you may experience kratom withdrawal syndrome include:

  1. Requiring a higher kratom dosage to feel the desired effects
  2. Using more of the drug in one sitting than you planned
  3. Taking higher doses for an extended period
  4. Inability to reduce or stop kratom use
  5. Continuing drug use despite adverse effects
  6. Using kratom to avoid unpleasant mental and physical withdrawal symptoms

What are Typical Kratom Withdrawal Symptoms?

Withdrawal Symptom

Kratom withdrawal happens when you suddenly stop using the drug. Withdrawal causes a wide range of psychological and bodily symptoms.

Studies reveal that habitual kratom users may experience mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms if they abruptly discontinue consumption.

Various studies have shown that kratom withdrawal’s effects vary from one person to the next. Those who had established a moderate to severe kratom dependence in one study typically experienced withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Jerky limb movements
  • Disrupted sleep cycle
  • Abdominal pain
  • Lack of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Cravings
  • Flu-like symptoms like watery eyes and runny nose
  • Hot flashes
  • Sweating
  • Tremors
  • Restlessness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Nervousness
  • Tension

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A Sample Kratom Withdrawal Timeline

The level of dependence on kratom, likely affected by many factors, determines the length of time required to recover from discontinuing kratom use. Drug dependency is affected by the individual’s biology, genetics, addiction history, and the way, quantity, and duration with which the drug is abused.

The presence of other medical or mental health conditions, polysubstance misuse, and environmental variables like trauma or chronic stress may affect the intensity of drug dependence and the length withdrawal period.

Research shows that kratom withdrawal symptoms typically begin between 12 and 48 hours after the last kratom usage. Withdrawal symptoms usually last between 1 and 3 days, while some have reported feeling their effects for longer.

Below is an overview of the general kratom withdrawal timeline:

1. 8 to 12 Hours

In most cases, withdrawal symptoms appear within 12 hours of the last dose. However, Some people experience symptoms far earlier on. Anxiety, nausea, a stuffy nose, and other flu-like symptoms are among the first signs of withdrawal.

2. 1 to 3 Days

On days 1-3, you may experience the worst of your withdrawal symptoms, including heightened anxiety, aches all over your body, a headache or migraine, extreme mood changes, and even sadness. Using kratom again to boost your mood during this challenging phase is tempting.

3. 4 to 7 Days

By day 7, the severity of withdrawal symptoms should have diminished. You’ll notice a decrease in your physical symptoms at first. It may take more time to overcome mental health issues like severe depression, addiction, or anxiety. Consequences that linger after treatment are different for everyone and are influenced by factors including social support and emotional stability.

The Dangers of Kratom Withdrawal

There are various risks linked with kratom withdrawal, even if the withdrawal symptoms are not considered life-threatening. Although hallucinations are uncommon during withdrawal, they can be extremely risky if they occur outside of a safe space.

People with mood swings may be more prone to making unwise choices that endanger themselves or others. Nausea and vomiting can cause severe dehydration in susceptible individuals. Some people may relapse and even overdose as they try to alleviate the intense cravings and physical and mental anguish that occur during withdrawal.

Kratom addiction can be fatal. Overdoses nat occur when kratom is mixed with other substances.

Kratom Detox

Kratom Detox

Detoxification is the process of removing harmful substances from the body. Most psychoactive and addictive substances allow for gradual dosage reduction to reduce withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings.

Tapering, often known as weaning, gradually decreases the amount of a substance used. Instead of abruptly stopping the drug’s effects, the idea is to restore a more natural balance to brain chemistry gradually.

Rebound effects, where the brain tries to restore balance fast after abruptly withdrawing from a medication like kratom, can cause severe withdrawal symptoms. The drug stays active in the brain for a more extended period during tapering, allowing the brain’s chemistry to gradually reestablish its natural balance and minimizing the likelihood of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

What to Expect in a Kratom Detoxification Program

Do you believe you or a loved one suffers from kratom addiction and dependence? If that’s the case, you need professional help to stop using the drug. Kratom addiction is hard to beat substance on your own. Get all the support you need to kick your kratom habit at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab.

Our addiction professionals understand how to guide clients through the many phases of detoxification.

Medical detox from kratom often involves:

  • Evaluation: you will talk to professionals to assess your condition and build a treatment plan.
  • Stabilization: you will receive medical treatment and other supportive drugs like a dietary supplement to help get you through the withdrawal symptoms.
  • Transitioning: you will move to the next treatment step, kratom rehab, and therapy.

Quitting kratom use requires courage. The professionals at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab can help you in many ways, including evaluating your condition and continuing your participation in our treatment program and beyond.

Trained professionals will prioritize your emotional and physical health throughout your stay. According to the available research, substance abuse cessation is more likely for those who participate in a professional detox center program.

Medically Supervised Detox

It would be best if you didn’t go through rehab alone. Successful detoxification requires an organized atmosphere and continuous assistance provided by detoxification programs. Healthcare providers will assess your physical and emotional health and treat you as needed during medically supervised detoxification.

Following a supervised kratom detox program has several advantages:

  • Safer conditions for patients
  • Medical assistance in case of complications
  • Reduced relapse rates

Detoxing at home or on your own is risky and may cause significant health problems. Most difficulties from detoxification are preventable if done so under medical supervision. Detoxification and withdrawal might be more bearable with the help of drugs prescribed by medical specialists to alleviate symptoms and physical discomfort.

You may need to enroll in a medical treatment program that caters to people with dual diagnosis issues if you have a history of substance abuse and a mental health disorder. Due to the increased clarity afforded by a precise diagnosis, treatment for dual diagnoses can be finished more quickly. Treatment of both the addiction and the mental health issues often accompany it is more effective than treating either alone.

Our Kratom Detox and Rehab Services

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Exclusive Hawaii Rehab’s team is compassionate, experienced, and committed to designing individualized treatment plans for each client. To provide an efficient treatment process and enhance the quality of life for our clients, we offer a wide variety of treatment options and approaches, including group therapy and individual therapy, in a calm and serene environment.

Call our Intake Coordination team today or reach us through our online contact form for professional medical advice on kratom detoxification and addiction treatment plans at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Kratom Detox

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about kratom detoxification:

How long does kratom withdrawal last?

Withdrawal symptoms from kratom are similar to opioids and often begin between six and twelve hours after the last dose. Withdrawal symptoms are at their worst within two to three days, and they can continue anywhere from five to ten days. People dependent on kratom may have withdrawal symptoms for up to a week.

The severity of withdrawal symptoms correlates with a person’s dependence on kratom. Still, a person’s biology, genetics, history of addiction, other medical or psychological issues, co-occurring addictions, and other environmental factors can also affect their likelihood of becoming dependent on kratom.