This is a typical scare tactic article filled with erroneous, misleading, and unrelated facts. I am not going to waste too much of my time on the misleading details of this piece (please do much more research from non-biased, science-based reports) but to name a few - 1) babies being born with Kratom related effects? While this is certainly unfortunate, it has no bearing on whether the responsible use of Kratom is safe and effective. 2) Some people take kratom to avoid the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Great! How wonderful that there is a legal, accessible alternative to help someone discontinue the use of Opioids w/o putting additional strain on our healthcare system. 3) Kratom is also used at music festivals and in other recreational settings. Really? Completely unrelated as to whether it is unsafe OR ineffective. But, YES... it is unregulated. So if you suffer from Depression, Anxiety, (PTSD) or other conditions that KRATOM may be your best solution for, please seek out a supply source that maintains a reputable backing. 4) Substances that are made from kratom may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. The holy grail of Scare tactic! Salmonella could be in the spinach I'm about to go buy at the supermarket.
I am not a conspiracy theorist, but yes, I am a liberal. Please look for some Scientific Facts. And facts period - after years of struggling with depression, anxiety, and PTSD - which previously lead to alcohol abuse - Kratom is my lifesaver. Cliche, maybe. Unsafe and ineffective?... I beg to differ.