Kratom: An Emerging Substance (Webinar Recording)

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Kratom: An Emerging Substance
Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip

December 14, 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm EST


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.


  • Describe what kratom is, the forms it comes in, and how it is ingested by individuals
  • Understand the scope of kratom use and the risks and harms associated with it
  • Ascertain the legal status of kratom and the emerging policy landscape around its use
  • 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.


December 14, 2022
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