Kratom: An Emerging Substance

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Date: December 14, 2022 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table Contact Hours: 1 NAADAC (pending)
Time: 1 PM—2:00 PM ET Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table Target Audience: Prevention Professionals



Kratom is a naturally occurring substance that has been used in a variety
of ways for hundreds of years. Kratom products can be found and consumed in several different
forms with the amount ingested producing a range of effects that mirrors both stimulants and
opioids. As kratom use has expanded globally over the past 20 years, concern has risen over
potentially negative health effects and consumption rates among youth and others. This
webinar will help prevention professionals understand what kratom is, the risks associated with
kratom use, the available data on the scope of use, and what steps prevention can take now.
The Central East PTTC is also in the process of creating an infographic product to further share
this information.



By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe what kratom is, the forms it comes in, and how it is ingested by individuals
  2. Understand the scope of kratom use and the risks and harms associated with it
  3. Ascertain the legal status of kratom and the emerging policy landscape around its use
  4. Utilize the known information about kratom





Emily Patton, MSEmily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.





In order to be eligible for the 1 NAADAC contact hour/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in the Zoom platform.

Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.



If you are in need of any special accommodations, please notify the Central East PTTC Webinar Team three weeks in advance of the event, or as soon as possible, by emailing [email protected].


Starts: Dec. 14, 2022 1:00 pm
Ends: Dec. 14, 2022 2:00 pm
Registration Deadline
December 14, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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