Kratom | What Parents Need to Know | Charlotte, NC

Kratom | Truth | Addiction | NC

What is Kratom : Its botanical name is Mitragyna speciosa a tree native to Southeast Asia. Kratom produces a stimulant effect in small doses but can act as a  sedative (heroin) in larger doses.

Availability : Purchased over the counter in smoke shops, some gas stations, or easily ordered online.

Slang | Lingo

(aka) Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketum, Biak

  • Using Kratom is referred to as  “burning Kratom” even though it isn't smoked. Typically it is taken orally in powder form.  
  • When describing the high users will refer to is as the "aroma" 


  • Kratom is illegal in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wisconsin
  • Internationally: illegal in Australia, Denmark, Malaysia, Myanmar, Burma, and Thailand

Why it's addictive 

Kratom infographic | Main active ingredients |  Mitragynine  and  7-Hydroxymitragynine

Kratom infographic | Main active ingredients | Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine

Stories of Kratom Addiction and Withdrawal