Kratom Abuse

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.

Should You Call Our Kratom 24-Hour Hotline?

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.

  • Do you want to learn more about the signs of addiction? Maybe you’re using Kratom, or someone you know is, but you’re in denial that it’s become a problem, or you simply don’t know enough about addiction to identify the situation. Our Kratom experts at our Palmer Lake facility can answer questions you have and provide you information about this unique substance.
  • Do you want to receive treatment for Kratom abuse? One of the biggest reasons people contact our free Colorado Kratom helpline is because they feel ready to receive help. What’s distinctive about our Kratom hotline versus national drug hotlines is first the fact that it’s specialized to Kratom, but also that we are a full-service rehab center. This means that we can almost instantly start the approval process and help you move toward treatment.
  • Do you have co-occurring addictions or mental health issues that need to be addressed? Often people start abusing Kratom because they had an addiction to another opioid that never got fully dealt with. People who abuse opioids may also have co-occurring mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. Uncovering, understanding and addressing these issues is incredibly important for a successful recovery, and that’s what we specialize in at our Palmer Lake treatment center.

How to Prepare to Call A 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.

National Toll-Free Hotlines

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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The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.