Natural ‘Kratom’ Drug is Causing Drug Relapses around the World
Kratom is the newest drug sparking controversy in the United States. The drug has only recently become popular in Europe and North America and is still currently legal by default in the United States. The drug has been compared to other dangerous synthetic drugs such as bath salts and spice, that also started out as legal substances sold in head shops and gas stations before the DEA picked up on their dangers and recently made them controlled substances. However, kratom is not a lab manufactured concoction of toxic chemicals, but a plant grown primarily in Southeast Asia.A legal drug in many countries, Kratom is an addictive substance that has been linked to several heroin addiction relapses.