Kratom is a drug that is used both for pain relief and to assist in weaning off of other drugs. It has different effects, depending upon how much you take. Regardless of your reasons for taking it, you could develop a dependency on this substance if you use it regularly. Learn more about the kratom withdrawal timeline and the detox process at Silver Pines.
Because of its stimulant and opioid effects, its withdrawal symptoms can be unusual. Read on to learn more about this substance, along with a kratom withdrawal timeline.
About Kratom Addiction
Kratom is an herbal drug that comes from a tropical tree species. When taken in low doses, you will experience stimulant effects such as increased energy. However, higher doses produce calming effects similar to those of the opioid drugs morphine or heroin. It can be used in many forms, including capsule, tablet, leaf or tea.
Though it’s a natural substance, kratom has been illegal in the United States since 2016 due to its high potential to become addictive. If you take Kratom on a regular basis, it’s easy to become dependent on it. Withdrawal can be complicated due to kratom’s dual stimulant and opioid qualities.
Kratom Withdrawal Timeline
When you stop taking kratom, a range of withdrawal symptoms will occur. They can be a bit unpleasant or quite severe.
For example, these include:
- Nausea and diarrhea
- Fever or hot flashes
- Runny nose and watery eyes
- Hostility, anger or aggression
- Mood swings
- Joint pain and muscle aches
- Jerky movement of the limbs
Each person’s kratom withdrawal timeline will differ depending on physical factors and how much of the drug they had been used to taking. You can expect withdrawal to begin between six to 12 hours after the last dose is taken, and the worst symptoms will occur one to three days after that. They usually begin to subside between five and seven days after the peak.
How Silver Pines Treatment Center Can Help
Silver Pines can offer assistance in dealing with kratom addiction. Our facility offers a host of services such as:
The kratom withdrawal timeline can be painful and scary. The staff at Silver Pines has the expertise and the resources to help make it a more manageable process. You don’t have to face recovery alone. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 267.719.8689. We’ll be happy to answer your questions or schedule a consultation.