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The nation, including Colorado, is being heavily impacted by an opioid epidemic. Opioids include not only illicit street drugs like heroin but also prescription painkillers. Colorado and many of the major metro areas including Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver are seeing continuing increases in the number of overdoses and deaths related to opioids.
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There’s another disturbing trend, however, and that’s the use of Kratom.
Kratom is derived from a plant that grows in Southeast Asia, and it’s believed to have alkaloid components that affect the brain in a way that’s similar to an opiate. What’s happening as Kratom grows in popularity is that people are trying to stop using opioids, only to move to Kratom. They then develop an addiction to the Kratom, so ultimately they’re just replacing one addiction with another.
There is a misconception that Kratom is milder so somehow safer than other drugs, but it is physically addictive just like other opioids.
Some of the many side effects of Kratom can include respiratory depression, agitation, aggression, sleep problems, tremors, constipation, hallucinations, nausea, and vomiting.
So what should you do if you’ve developed an addiction or dependence to Kratom? At The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, we are one of the few addiction treatment centers with a dedicated Kratom helpline and professional resources that can help you regain control of your life.
If you or someone you care about uses Kratom, the following are some things to consider as you decide whether or not to call our Colorado Kratom hotline.
We always want to emphasize that when people call our Colorado Kratom hotline, it’s fully confidential. We adhere to all HIPAA privacy regulations, so you shouldn’t be worried about a lack of privacy with your phone call.
Aside from that, the only thing you need to do to prepare to call our Colorado Kratom 24-hour hotline is be ready to be honest. Our intake coordinators will ask you about your addiction and your life, and these are important questions because they’re used to determine the right treatment direction for you, whether that be detox, inpatient or outpatient rehab.
We’ve found over the years that many times people want help for their addictions, but they’re apprehensive either about making the first step or about technical details such as how they’ll pay for it. When you call The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, your intake specialist can work with you on the approval process and also answer questions you have about paying for rehab and insurance.
If you are in an emergency or life-threatening situation related to drugs or alcohol, please contact 911, where help is available 24/7.
You can also contact The National Poison Control Center (Available 24 Hours A Day) at: 800-222-1222
The number to the The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Available 24 Hours a Day) is 988
The National Mental Health Association (Available During Traditional Business Hours): 800-969-6642
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