In 2016, the DEA announced its intent to classify both mitragynine (the most active alkaloid in the kratom tree) and 7-HMG (the second active ingredient in kratom) as Schedule I Drugs. Placing a drug into Schedule I, means that the DEA deems the drug as having “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.”
What is Kratom Exactly?
The kratom tree is indigenous to tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar (Burma), and New Guinea; it is additionally found in parts of Africa. Historically, kratom has been used both conventionally and ceremonially in these parts of the world for centuries.
Generally, in the United States, the leaves are chewed or crushed into a powder and taken to help relieve pain, increase concentration, and relax. Kratom is accessible in the United States in numerous forms, including dried/crushed leaves, powder, tablets, fluids, and gum. The most widely recognized means of taking kratom is fermented tea. The drug has become an undeniably well known natural treatment and drug of misuse due to its opioid-like effects when consuming larger doses, around 10+ grams.
Individuals often turn to kratom to self-treat chronic pain and even to treat their dependency on other opioids. Users report effects similar to those of prescription opioids and dose-dependent psychoactive effects, including euphoria, a simultaneous related-stimulated state, pain relief, and sedation. Also, kratom dependence, addiction, and subsequent withdrawal have noted with long-term, regular use.
The DEA voiced additional concern over the wide disparity of the concentration of the active components in available kratom products. Other psychoactive products have also found in kratom, including synthetic cannabinoids and opioids. (1)
Today, kratom is legal in all but six states in the U.S. and individuals continue to turn to kratom as an alternative to opioids and a way to manage pain.
Regardless of the reason for using kratom, if you find yourself experiencing negative effects and are unable to stop, we are here to help. The ANR Clinic can assist with kratom dependence, kratom addiction and kratom withdrawal treatment effectively and humanely, bypassing the withdrawal process and eliminating future cravings.
Detox From Kratom
Kratom is primarily considered an herbal supplement whose extracts have psychotropic and opioid like effects. Although it is a naturally occurring substance, negative effects of kratom include its own set of risks and side effects, including dependence. (2)
How Does Kratom Change The Brain?
The human brain and its neurons naturally release endorphins or “feel good” chemicals secreted throughout the central nervous system as a mechanism for pain relief and relaxation. The neurons themselves have opiate receptors that respond to certain types of drugs or substances, such as kratom.
Gradually, the brain becomes accustomed to outside stimuli, such as kratom, and requires significantly higher doses to produce the same effects. This pattern repeats until tolerance is built up in the body. The brain begins to create more endorphin receptors as a response to the exposure to kratom. Still, the availability of endorphins is not a large enough amount to bring the endorphin-receptor system into a state of balance.
The abuse of an opioid-like substance such as kratom destroys the body’s natural endorphin production levels while simultaneously increasing the number of receptors available to bind with. With a higher demand for endorphins, but now, lower than usual supply, symptoms of dependency and addiction will start to manifest. An individual using kratom may begin attempting to manage a physiological need for the drug to avoid withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting kratom.
Will A Detox From Kratom Solve My Addiction?
While a detox from kratom may be relatively quick, it will not solve the changes in the endorphin-receptor system.
This biophysical change in the brain’s endorphin-receptor system needs to be addressed to resolve kratom addiction. Accelerated Neuro-Regulation (ANR) treats the root of the problem instead of simply managing symptoms associated with kratom withdrawal syndrome, which is what traditional courses of treatment focus on.
A stay at an inpatient facility, “Rapid Opiate Detox” for opioids/opioid-like drugs, or any other available withdrawal treatment does not address the underlying physical reason for your dependency. The imbalanced brain needs to be and can resolve with the ANR method of treatment.
ANR treats the physical factor of addiction in the brain, with the use of modern medicine. Quitting kratom may feel impossible, and other rehab facilities do not resolve the physical changes in the brain, driving the dependence and addiction to kratom. The answer to permanent recovery and a life free from the fear of relapse can be achieved only with treating the root of the dependency in the brain.
How Is The ANR Clinic Different?
ANR developed to help individuals beat addiction and dependency without undergoing the painful and uncomfortable experience of active detox and withdrawal symptoms.
We believe in making withdrawal treatment as quick and effective as possible. Patients can schedule an appointment, receive the ANR treatment under sedation while being cared for by a team of trained and licensed medical professionals, and can return to daily living in less than 48 hours.
You can change the course of your life by spending just one weekend at the ANR Clinic. Treatment at ANR allows you to continue living life on your terms the same week following your procedure, without missing out on your career, time with loved ones, or any other important milestones.
Fast & Rapid Kratom Detox
Dr. Andre Waismann is the founder of the ANR Clinic and treatment method. During the 1990s, Dr. Waismann helped pioneer the treatment for opioid detox with the development of “Rapid Detox.” While “Rapid Detox” is one of the most followed methods for treating opioid addiction, it is not as advanced or comprehensive as Accelerated Neuro-Regulation (ANR).
Driven to achieve better patient outcomes, Dr. Waismann took the foundation of “Rapid Detox” one step further, changed the therapeutic goals, and developed what we now call Accelerated Neuro-Regulation treatment. ANR treats opioid detoxification and withdrawal symptom management, as just the initial steps in recovery.
Simply removing opioids from the body ignores the underlying endorphin-receptor imbalance that is present in the brain of someone who uses and abuses opioids or substances that act similarly in the brain, like kratom. When the endorphin-receptor system is left in this state, even after detox, relapse is almost inevitable.
With the knowledge that the physical imbalance of the brain’s endorphin-receptor system is the driving factor of opioid and similar drug dependency, the ANR treatment is the only method to resolve addiction at a neurobiological level. Accelerated Neuro-Regulation is the highest standard of care available for opioid dependence and addiction.
The ANR Advantage
We promise patients a full recovery from kratom abuse and dependence, without fear of relapse. Practices like “rapid detox” are outdated as we can customize treatment plans depending on the needs of each patient’s brain.
Over 24,000 patients successfully treated using ANR internationally. ANR is scientifically-backed and is the answer for individuals who have not been able to successfully quit using kratom for the long haul. Patients consistently report positive results post-treatment. Research continues to support the use of Accelerated Neuro-Regulation as the most advanced solution to kratom dependence and withdrawal syndrome.
Kratom Withdrawal Symptoms
While kratom contains compounds of opioids, the withdrawal process usually is slightly easier than that of opioids, albeit uncomfortable. Larger doses and frequency of kratom dosages may play a role in the severity and duration of kratom withdrawal symptoms. Kratom withdrawal duration depends on some factors including the amount of time taken and dosage. The following are some common symptoms of kratom withdrawal:
- Muscle Aches & Cramping
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Anxiety & Depression
- Sweating & Hot Flashes
Kratom Withdrawal Timeline
How long does Kratom Withdrawal last?
The First 12 Hours
Flu-like symptoms are common, as are feelings of depression and anxiety within 12 hours of the last dose.
Kratom withdrawal symptoms will likely include cravings, anxiety, intense mood swings, muscle aches, and migraines. During these few days, symptoms will usually peak. It is during these early days of trying to quit kratom where individuals are most vulnerable to relapse.
Symptoms should begin to subside; although it is not uncommon for many to be present, they may be less severe. Depression and cravings are ubiquitous after one week and beyond. Psychological symptoms, such as mood swings and anxiety, are to be expected.
Will Kratom Withdrawal Treatment Interfere With My Daily Life?
Over one weekend, you can receive kratom withdrawal treatment without experiencing any of the painful symptoms associated with the withdrawal process. The ANR method of drug treatment allows clients to avoid the physical and psychological pain of undergoing the active process of kratom withdrawal.
Traditionally, any opioid or opioid-like withdrawal detox requires a lengthy stay at an inpatient facility, which is both a substantial financial and time commitment. Having to stop your life altogether to live at a rehab treatment facility compound stress to individuals suffering from an addiction to kratom. The only alternative until now has been “rapid detox” programs, which are not as effective as previously thought.
Individuals stuck in the perpetual cycle of kratom addiction do not need to suffer for weeks. Our clients return to their daily lives with the knowledge that their endorphin-receptor system is rebalanced. ANR allows freedom from dependence on kratom without the fear of relapse and cravings.
Kratom Addiction Treatment
One of the greatest misconceptions surrounding kratom is that since it is marketed as a natural remedy, it must be a safer choice than other opiates or opioids. Kratom can prevent individuals who need it from seeking safe and effective treatment for addiction.
Scientific evidence continues to show that kratom has a high potential for abuse, addiction, and severe health consequences, including death when mixed with other drugs or alcohol.
Currently, in the United States, maintenance or medication therapy is the default treatment for opioid addictions as well as addiction to kratom. It is not uncommon for individuals to begin misusing and abusing kratom when trying to overcome opioid addiction alone. However, simply swapping one addictive drug for another is still dangerous and, more often than not, will lead to new drug dependence or addiction, and users seeking how to quit kratom.
What Can I Expect During Kratom Withdrawal Treatment At The ANR Clinic?
The ANR treatment is completed at Landmark Hospital in Naples, Florida, in under 40 hours – approximately 5 for the procedure itself and about 30 to 35 for pre and post-procedure care and monitoring.
After making the call and being determined as an eligible candidate for receiving ANR, your treatment date will be set. On your scheduled treatment day, you will be admitted into the ANR unit at Landmark Hospital. All patients undergo extensive evaluation, including lab screenings and a comprehensive medical exam, to tailor the treatment to their individual needs.
After successful completion of all evaluations, pre-medication is administered for comfort. Under the supervision of Dr. Waismann, patients are placed under sedation and cared for by highly-skilled ICU nurses and anesthesiologists for the necessary duration of the procedure.
Opioid receptors are cleansed and blocked as needed, using naltrexone, in order to achieve the desired result of endorphin-receptor balance. There are no painful side effects that normally accompany kratom withdrawal treatment. Once the balance has been achieved, sedation ceases. The patient’s new life of recovery begins as soon as an awakening.
Recovery time consists of being closely monitored while being encouraged to continue aspects of daily living activities. Upon discharge, individuals leave with peace and confidence in knowing that they are no longer kratom dependent.
Rapid Detox for Opioid Addiction
Kratom rapid detox is a medical treatment that quickly removes kratom from the body, usually with the help of opioid antagonists, such as naloxone. Since rapid detox is performed under sedation, patients go through kratom withdrawal within several days without having to suffer uncomfortable symptoms.
Although advanced rapid detox promises quick results, this procedure can be dangerous and lead to potentially lethal side effects, including acute renal failure and sepsis. Not to mention, despite being expensive – rapid detox can cost up to $24,000 – this medical treatment doesn’t guarantee that patients will fully overcome kratom addiction.
ANR Opioid Treatment – Treating Kratom Dependency with ANR
Accelerated Neuro-Regulation (ANR) is the most innovative, safe, and effective opioid dependency treatment available today.
Unlike rapid detox, which only manages kratom withdrawal symptoms, the ANR treatment tackles kratom dependency at its very core, restoring your brain to its pre-addictive state. As a result, ANR has no risk of relapse or overdose, which often come with rapid detox and similar treatments.
What’s more, ANR isn’t a one-size-fits-all method like most other opioid dependency treatments. On the contrary, each ANR treatment is tailored to every patient after considering their medical history, substance use history, and individual needs. This makes ANR not only highly effective but also very safe, even for patients with cardiovascular, renal, and other conditions.
To get started with the ANR treatment, contact us today for a free, 100% confidential consultation.
Kratom Rehab Near Me
When choosing a kratom detox center or kratom rehab treatment center, there are a handful of factors to consider. How effective and long-lasting the treatment will be should be at the top of your list. While typical detox centers and rehabs focus on managing withdrawal symptoms, require lengthy stays, and force patients to undergo active kratom withdrawal, the ANR Clinic does not, as we are not your typical addiction treatment experience.
Fear of withdrawal syndrome is natural, and a denial of having an addiction is not uncommon, especially if you swapped a “harder drug” such as heroin, for kratom. People initially addicted to these harder drugs such as heroin, using kratom as a substitute often find themselves now seeking kratom withdrawal help. Packing up life to stay months at a residential rehab facility may not be possible as it will interfere with work responsibilities and family obligations.
In one single weekend at the ANR Clinic in Naples, Florida, your kratom addiction can be a thing of the past. ANR will re-regulate the brain’s endorphin-receptor balance to resume your regular life without drug dependence that same week.
Kratom Rehab Facility
Thousands have turned to ANR to overcome their addiction to opioids. The ANR treatment method is performed by a team of highly qualified medical professionals in a modern and comfortable hospital ICU in Naples, Florida. ANR is considered the most effective and efficient treatment for dependency and addiction to opioids, such as heroin.
If previous attempts at recovery from kratom addiction ended in relapse, please know that it is not your fault. Kratom addiction treatment at rehab facilities is newer. It solely focuses on kratom withdrawal symptom management while failing to address the physical mechanism behind dependency: an imbalanced endorphin-receptor system in the brain.
Kratom tolerance, dependence, and addiction are manifestations of brain changes resulting from prolonged use and exposure to the substance. So long as an endorphin-receptor imbalance remains in the brain, you will continue to suffer from kratom dependency and addiction, as well as a likelihood of subsequent relapses. Accelerated Neuro-Regulation addresses the underlying cause of your kratom dependence and can help you overcome the need for kratom or any other opioid for good.
- DEA. Mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine: background information and evaluation of ‘three-factor analysis’ (factors 4, 5, and 6) for temporary scheduling. August 2016.
- Warner ML, Kaufman NC, Grundmann O. The pharmacology and toxicology of kratom: from traditional herb to drug of abuse. Int J Legal Med. 2016;130(1):127-138.