Over the past 20 years, kratom use has increased across the globe. This presents potential risks, including for children and youth. Adult kratom use for opioid craving and withdrawal self-management has also expanded alongside the opioid epidemic. This product provides information about kratom and the negative effects of kratom use. It also summarizes available data on the scope of kratom use and its legality in the United States.
Kratom: An Emerging Youth Concern
September 11, 2023