Lumiere Healing Centers would like to note that there is no documented and legitimate medical use for Kratom for Opiate Withdrawal in the United States.

Kratom for opiate withdrawal has been rising in popularity recently due to many who claim it works just as well as Suboxone or Tramadol in addiction recovery. The goal is to take away the withdrawal symptoms of opioid addiction without making you tired or sleepy. Still, there is much controversy about Kratom for opiate withdrawal as there is presently no documented legitimate medical use on record. This hasn’t stopped many opiate addicts from using Kratom at their own risk as an addiction recovery tool resulting in the question: Is Kratom for opiate withdrawal a good substitute for conventional drug addiction treatment?

What Is Kratom?

Kratom For Opiate Withdrawal

Kratom For Opiate Withdrawal

Kratom is a natural herb that is grown in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and has been long known for its painkilling effects and perceived ability to treat opiate addiction according to Darshan Singh Mahinder, a professor at the Centre for Drug Research at the University of Science Malaysia. Kratom does hit the same opiate receptors of the brain as drugs like heroin and can only give temporarily relief from withdrawal sickness, but at the same time, too much Kratom has the potential to get you high like an opiate that may result in needing Kratom detox.

For any questions regarding Kratom for opiate withdrawal or Kratom detox, please call Lumiere Healing Centers now at 513-909-2225

The following is a statement from the FDA concerning Kratom:

Kratom has gained popularity in the U.S., with some marketers touting it as a “safe” treatment with broad healing properties. Proponents argue that it’s a safe substance largely because it’s a plant-based product. The FDA knows people are using kratom to treat conditions like pain, anxiety and depression, which are serious medical conditions that require proper diagnosis and oversight from a licensed health care provider. We also know that this substance is being actively marketed and distributed for these purposes. Importantly, evidence shows that kratom has similar effects to narcotics like opioids, and carries similar risks of abuse, addiction and in some cases, death.

Does Kratom Really Work?

People claim that Kratom for opiate withdrawal saves lives by getting users off drugs without needing to go to rehab or attending any other form of traditional substance abuse treatment. Most of these claims come from online forums and not by credible medical organizations. This is purely anecdotal evidence from online forums as Kratom is still largely unregulated in the U.S and there has not been much research into the subject mainly due to the fact that it is “natural”


Kratom cannot substitute the wide ranging benefits of conventional drug rehabs that are known for offering mental and emotional support in addition to physical support. It is unlikely a person will stay sober by trying to kick addiction without these strong support systems. Especially, if the user wants to get clean permanently and live a normal life. In this case, Kratom is not a substitute for rehab and will never be.

For any questions regarding Kratom for opiate withdrawal or Kratom detox, please call Lumiere Healing Centers now at 513-909-2225