IV Infusion to Overcome Kratom Addiction

IV Infusion to Overcome Kratom Addiction

Kratom is sometimes used to help people overcome the side effects of withdrawing from opioids. But some of those people become equally addicted to kratom, especially those who use it without the supervision of a qualified physician.

At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction, clinic founder Richard E. Repass, MD, has experience treating all types of addiction, including kratom addiction. He’s board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine and has more than a decade of experience.

Dr. Repass offers customized treatment plans using nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) infusions to relieve your cravings for kratom so you can achieve a successful recovery.

What to know about kratom addiction

Kratom is an herbal substance that comes from a tropical tree that grows in Southeast Asia. The tree’s leaves contain several active ingredients, including two that activate the opioid receptors in your brain.

When taken in high doses, kratom has a sedative effect similar to morphine. In low doses, kratom can have a stimulating effect.

Kratom is sold as an herbal supplement, which is unregulated in the United States. For consumers, this means each kratom product can contain unknown ingredients or ingredients that are contaminated and unsafe to use.

Uses for kratom

People who use kratom may take the supplement to treat pain or anxiety. Some may also use kratom recreationally. With regular use of kratom, it can cause changes in the reward system of your brain and affect your brain chemistry.

Continuing to use kratom can eventually lead to strong cravings that are difficult to fight off. These cravings increase your risk for overuse of kratom, and you may need to take more of the supplement to achieve the same effect.

An addiction to kratom can be too powerful to overcome on your own because of the severe withdrawal effects. People with a kratom addiction can experience a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms, including:

Mental health issues like anxiety and depression are also common among kratom users. These physical and mental health issues can make quitting a kratom addiction even more complicated. But with the help of an experienced expert like Dr. Repass, you can find your way to long-term recovery.

How infusion therapy can help you kick a kratom addiction

While there are medication-assisted treatments you can use to stop kratom cravings, they may not work effectively against all of the active ingredients in kratom. Suboxone® and other medications can still leave you feeling the side effects of a kratom addiction.

For this reason, we offer intravenous therapies that are more beneficial for kratom users. Dr. Repass uses a specialized BR+NAD™ formula that restores your brain function and minimizes your cravings for kratom. He delivers BR+NAD into your bloodstream through an IV line.

Treatment helps rebalance your body’s NAD levels, so you can enjoy more energy. NAD also is essential for repairing your DNA and regulating neurotransmitter levels in your brain to improve your mood and cognitive function.

If you need help managing unpleasant withdrawal symptoms from kratom, contact our Mercer Island, Washington, office today.

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