Although kratom is still unknown to many Americans, its use as an opium substitute to aid addicts through withdrawals has been documented for years in Asia. In fact, as far back as 1836, kratom was being used as an opium substitute.
With America now facing an opioid crisis of its own, more and more Americans who are fighting their addiction are looking to kratom. HBO’s VICE News recently featured the story of one such addict who used heroin for six years before turning to kratom. Watch his story below and learn how kratom can be a powerful tool in the fight against opioid addiction.