Topic: addictive substances
The real issue is that Kratom use is already so widespread that attempts at a total ban would inevitably create hardship for those who are already dependent on the drug, as well as fuel the appearance of a thriving black market.
Helps to think of an electronic cigarette as just another drug delivery device, along the lines of a high-tech crack pipe, capable of carrying a number of different substances to the brain.
I’m sure some is used to suppress withdrawal, but if it’s possible to get high, then you have to figure people are doing that, too.
Sometimes it’s just a personal conviction that you (or human beings in general) need to experience some type of chemical euphoria in order to live a full and happy existence.
Topics: addictive substances
Then again, there was a time when heroin addiction was primarily an urban phenomenon, and that didn’t last.
Its extra potency makes it attractive to someone looking to get high but tolerant to the effects of ordinary pot.
No question that combining or ‘stacking’ these substances, illegal and/or prescription, increases the risk for unintended OD.
Some of the adverse effects reported by K2 and Spice users are no doubt related to unidentified substances that adulterate the product.
This might help to explain why even addicts who have been ‘clean’ for extended periods are unable to return to drug use without further problems.