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Kratom use can be devastating

I have recently had the misfortune of dealing with a new substance to this area called Kratom. It is a tea/coffee drink from either Indonesia or India I’m not sure. It claims to be a lot of good things — pain reliever, mood adjuster, stimulus and more. However it also has some really bad affects as I have seen — it has caused a person I love to become reclusive, depressed and dysfunctional. In my efforts to help this person I was introduced to Rep. Dan Kelly who has put me in touch with several people who continue to help me on my endeavor to educate the public on some of the negative possible side affects of Kratom.

It’s not an illegal substance therefore it must not be bad ... it’s a natural substance therefore it must not be bad ... but just like regular coffee some people react differently, some people should not drink coffee, some people don’t know that they should not drink coffee. Just be alert to the possibility that if you try Kratom it could make you depressed, psychotic or if mixed with alcohol just plain dysfunctional.

Gale Perrin

Monroe

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