Kratom is a weak opiate, often used recreationally. The FDA sought to make Kratom illegal by placing it in Schedule l classification, same schedule as Heroin and LSD. The DEA wanted to ban Kratom, stating it is used recreationally, has a high potential for abuse and no medical use. Neither the FDA or DEA were successful with prohibiting Kratom; it is still available for use.
Once the patient develops a tolerance, it becomes even more difficult to stop using due to the withdrawals. Symptoms of withdrawals are an indication of physical dependence and addiction to the opiate Actiq. Most patients describe withdrawals as the worst, most frightening experience one will ever encounter.
One can only imagine the excruciating pain when the opiate user says that they’d rather die than go through the withdrawals. Actiq physical dependence symptoms lead to psychological dependence. That is when addiction takes over the mind and life of the opiate user.