Drug Info

Kratom

Kratom

What is it?

Leaves from the tropical tree Kratom in Southeast Asia which causes stimulant and sedative effects in different doses. More commonly abused in the Asia Pacific region than the United States.

Street Names

Thang, kakuam, thom, ketum, and biak

How it is Taken

Swallowed as a pill, crushed and smoked, brewed as a tea, chewed raw leaves

Paraphernalia

How does it affect the body?

Resources for Getting Help

Currently considered a Drug of Concern by the DEA.