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Old 10-15-2014, 09:00 AM   #1
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I don't know it may depend on the person or the strain. He hasn't been honest since. My husband uses this to help his back. But he jus told me he's dependent on it and can't stop taking it, says it makes him feel good. His past: (2/3 yrs) He had kidney stones and took painkillers, then heroin, tried inpatient but didn't finish . I don't like it that he's taking it everyday, he gets rude to everyone and doesn't remember things. HOw likely will he be dependent? Years? A decade? I'm frustrated I've been supporting him but what's the best way? I can't find support if I'm not addicted myself and I'm going insane with my own life, work, baby, and family drama.

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Hello, Sorry this is what you are having to deal with. With your husbands past drug use it sounds like he is addicted once again. From what I read on this it could be habit forming if taken everyday, I am not an expert by any means. I suggest talking with a doctor they may have more information. I know AA is all over the world. You might check with them and see if they have any ALANON meetings close by you. They have to do with alcohol but still it may be helpful. I wish you the best and sometimes just talking about it here helps too. We are here for you. You are not alone.
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Thanks I went to these meetings with him everyday. It triggers me so bad, I couldn't continue. I have a baby to take care of. Some places let me take the stroller in. Some places didn't welcome non-addicts, it depends. My family told me to part ways with him, so that's kind of why I want to know if he'll ever get better, I have a child and is this the life I want for this baby? You know...?
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We had a talk and he wants to wean himself off, and that I'll be dispensing it. I don't know the dosage of this powder but he says he gets sick if he doesn't have any.
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Kratom behaves as a μ-opioid receptor agonist like morphine
Doesn't seem like much is known about it. If he gets sick after not having it that would be typical of an opiate.

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Kratom is addicting, but it is a LIFESAVER for those wanting to get off opiates. Coming off of Kratom is 100x easier than it is on any opiates. I take it everyday due to the positive effects it has. It gives me energy, and it also relaxes me at night time. Kind of odd huh? lol
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What you described is exactly what my husband is going through, night to relax , morning to give energy. He did overuse and abuse it for the high, but over doing it makes
him feel nauseated. I dislike the pin-point pupils it causes, like heroin
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From what I hear it can be addicting, I mean I imagine its a little safer than opiates though not much is known about it really. It's pretty much just ground up plant matter though if its a powder...but if its negatively effecting his life and as you say causing him to seem rude and forget things and thus kinda also negatively effecting others and he feels he doesn't have control of his usage then I'd say it could be a dependence issue unfortunately.

I have taken it, certainly had somewhat similar effects to opiates which I have taken on rare occasions, I've never been addicted to or dependent on anything like that though.
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I've never heard of it. Is it injected, chewed, or smoked? Sounds like the potential for addiction is high.
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I've never heard of it. Is it injected, chewed, or smoked? Sounds like the potential for addiction is high.
It comes in a powder, much of the time contained in capsules that you swallow with water, or you can just mix powder with water and drink it but the taste and consistency is very gross so that method is liable to cause vomiting before the body actually absorbs any. I think it also comes in tincture and fresh leaves can be chewed...its a plant from somewhere in asia from what I understand.

It has opiate like effects so does have addiction potential.
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