Palm Beach County Considers Banning Kratom

October 17, 2014 9:06 AM EDT

Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) October 17, 2014

Concerns about the addictiveness of kratom and its possible health risks have prompted county officials in Palm Beach County to consider a ban on the substance. Kratom is often used in a drink called Kava, delivering a pick-me-up substitute for coffee and caffeine.

Kratom is considered highly dangerous by many and has supposedly been tied to several deaths, including that of 20-year-old Ian Mautner, a Boynton Beach resident. Although the DEA is keeping a close eye on the substance and its effects, it is not illegal in the U.S. The danger of kratom lies in the fact that it is not a controlled substance. Kratom is available in large amounts, and it can be difficult for people to know how much is too much. Since it is not controlled, it is easy for people to overdose.

There have also been a growing number of people seeking treatment for addiction to kratom. Potential side effects include nausea, itching, sweating, dry mouth and increased urination. Withdrawal from kratom can cause aggression, hallucinations and confusion. Millennium Treatment Group is ready to help any individuals struggling with kratom addiction. To get help, call 1-855-522-1994.

Officials in Palm Beach County are researching possible options for regulation, which may include banning kratom. Other solutions could be enacting rules about where it can be sold or instituting warning labels.

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