This past week, the FDA issued a new warning about an unexpectedly problematic issue. Some of those already battling an opioid addiction have been looking for additional aids to break them of their addiction and, in an effort to thwart insomnia, began taking Kratom. Unfortunately, kratom has proven to be just as addictive as the opioids they were trying to avoid.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Mitragyna speciosa, commonly known as kratom, a plant which grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. FDA is concerned that kratom, which affects the same opioid brain receptors as morphine, appears to have properties that expose users to the risks of addiction, abuse, and dependence.
If you or someone you love have been the victim of an opioid addiction, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, Orange, Volusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.