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Let’s Talk Kratom: A Virtual Discussion

Tuesdays, 7 – 8 pm, through Dec. 26;

Kratom is a trending herbal substance and central nervous system stimulant that can be used to boost physical and mental energy, as well as for pain relief. With growing interest in kratom, it is crucial that we understand potential benefits, possible drawbacks, and potential risk of addiction for some individuals.

Mountainside respects that people can have a diverse array of experiences with kratom and we welcome all who wish to discuss how kratom use has affected their lives. Join us for an exploratory and nonjudgmental support group for kratom users to discuss how the substance is affecting your mental and physical health, relationships, and finances. Discussion topics include:

  • Use versus misuse
  • Legal status of kratom and procurement
  • Effects of use including long-term use
  • How kratom affects family engagement and relationships
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Education about the disease of addiction
  • Treatment options for kratom addiction
  • Withdrawal symptoms