Kratom Treatment & Rehab in Colorado
Colorado has been at the forefront of the nation’s opioid epidemic, with the state including areas like Denver and Boulder having some of the highest rates of opioid abuse and overdose deaths. State officials and medical professionals have come together and have worked to create solutions that are slowly reducing the number of overdose deaths related to opioids, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
What is troubling is in some cases is that people are making the steps necessary to stop using opioids, but they may end up replacing one addiction with another.
One such addiction that an increasing number of people in Colorado are reporting they deal with is a drug called kratom. Kratom is technically legal in the U.S., and this plant-derived substance is frequently viewed as safe, and a better alternative to opioids, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Kratom acts on the brain in many of the same ways as opioids, and it also has the potential to be habit-forming.
In Thailand, which is one of the areas where kratom is a native plant, there has been research showing people become addicted to the herb. Long-term health effects of kratom can include gastrointestinal problems like constipation, insomnia, and extreme weight loss. There have also been reported instances of what’s called kratom psychosis, and this includes delusions and hallucinations, as well as a sense of confusion.
Rather than trying to replace one addiction with another, it’s better to try and seek a full recovery from the use of opioids as well as kratom.
Kratom Treatment in Colorado
There are kratom addiction treatment options available in Colorado, and at our Palmer Lake facility, it is one addiction we can treat.
If you think you have a problem with kratom which may be characterized by compulsive use of the drug, feeling out of control in how you use it, or continuing to use it even when negative side effects occur, it can be useful to explore treatment for kratom addiction.
Since kratom has many of the same effects on the body and central nervous system as opioids, kratom addiction treatment is similar to opioid treatment.
When you seek out treatment for kratom addiction, it’s beneficial not just in helping you stop using this particular substance, but you can get to the root of your addictions in general. For example, if you started using kratom as a way to stop using another opioid, this can be thoroughly addressed during treatment for kratom addiction.
Many people who struggle with addiction also tend to have underlying mental health disorders that may not be diagnosed or treated, and they used substances like kratom to self-medicate. This is another area treatment for kratom addiction can help you deal with. As an example, at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake we do dual-diagnosis treatment when necessary, so we can work on treating underlying mental health issues at the same time as we help you recover from addiction.
If you are addicted to kratom and searching for treatment options, it’s important to choose a program that takes a holistic approach. Kratom addiction and addiction, in general, are not concepts that exist in a vacuum. They’re complex and surrounded by various factors including mental health issues, environmental and social issues, family dynamics and more.
Kratom Rehab in Colorado
As with other drug rehabs, rehab for kratom can take different forms. One option for kratom addiction rehab is to participate in a residential rehab program. This may or may not include a medically-supervised detox program.
During a residential treatment program, the patient receives comprehensive therapy and support in a live-in environment. This is well-suited to people who are struggling with severe addictions or complex situations, such as a kratom addiction along with a mental health disorder, or a polydrug addiction.
There are both long-term and short-term residential options, but another program style is outpatient rehab for kratom. During outpatient kratom addiction rehab patients don’t have to stay in the facility, but they can instead continue their daily lives, and then participate in group, individual and family therapy in addition.
This is optimal for someone who might have a mild kratom abuse problem or someone who hasn’t previously tried other programs to stop using the drug.
Kratom Addiction Help
It’s unfortunate that people in Colorado often feel like they have nowhere to turn for kratom addiction help and kratom addiction recovery resources. It is still a drug that isn’t well-researched or understood in the U.S. so finding treatment options if you feel you’re abusing it can be difficult, but that’s something The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake offers.
We work with patients who abuse or are addicted to kratom, and we understand what the kratom addiction recovery experience can look like for them.
Does Insurance Cover Kratom Addiction?
One of our biggest priorities when working with Colorado patients and patients from across the country is that we want to help them get treatment first and foremost, and make sure that it’s the right treatment. A big obstacle people fear with treatment for kratom addiction or any type of rehab is that they can’t afford it, but in many cases insurance does cover rehab, at least partially.
If you contact our Palmer Lake intake coordinators they can work with you on insurance approvals, and if you don’t have insurance or your insurance doesn’t cover certain parts of kratom addiction rehab, there are other options available as well.