Inspiration Health Addiction Treatment Center (IHAT) is a premier outpatient addiction clinic with several locations across Virginia. Learn about the innovative ways we treat Kratom addiction.
Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia that is linked to the coffee plant.
It is also known as krathom, kakuam, ithang, thom, ketum, biak-biak, and mambog.
Indigenous People used it as a stimulant to increase stamina and relieve exhaustion, as well as to treat pain and opioid addiction.
Traditionally used as an antidiarrheal, cough suppressant, anti-diabetic, and intestinal deworming agent, it has been used in traditional medicine for centuries.
Kratom has gained popularity in the West over the last decade and is used to increase energy, relieve pain, self-manage opiate withdrawal, quit or reduce the use of prescription or illicit opioids, as well as for mood or anxiety disorders, or for its euphoric effects.
Kratom use is on the rise with increasing probability of developing
Our addiction medicine specialists and medical professionals at Inspiration Health Addiction Treatment Center address Kratom substance use disorders. The following are some of the medications utilized by Inspiration Health Medical practitioners to help people cope with withdrawal and overcome their Kratom addiction:
To date, no guidelines exist for long-term management of Kratom Use Disorder (KUD).
There are a few case reports in literature that have used buprenorphine naloxone (BUP/NLX or Suboxone) to treat kratom use disorder (KUD), and the patients were then successfully transitioned to BUP/NLX maintenance.
Counseling is known to be a key component in an individual’s recovery when used in addition to Medication-Assisted Treatment for the treatment of and recovery from Kratom Use Disorder. Our licensed professional counselors and other members of the counseling department are trained in substance abuse counseling and mental health counseling. They regularly conduct individual, group, and family therapy sessions. Techniques used by our Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder counselors include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Counseling helps clients address grief and loss, family relationships, anger management, and other underlying conditions that may be hindering recovery. Clients are also taught coping skills and given the necessary tools to identify and avoid triggers that may also be necessary for recovery.
With every effort made to make treatment as convenient as possible for those suffering from addictions of all kinds, it is feasible to see your counselor, care coordinator, and medical practitioner on the same day at the same location when seeking help at IHAT. Clients can come to individual therapy sessions in our inviting office that is a friendly, safe, and secure environment. To address the physical and psychological effects of a substance use disorder, clients will have an individual treatment plan prepared in collaboration with their physicians and counseling staff. Individual counseling sessions can help each client develop coping skills, identify substance use triggers, develop a relapse prevention strategy, and treat co-occurring psychological issues that have made maintaining sobriety nearly impossible. If a client’s schedule makes personal attendance problematic, telehealth allows them to attend individual therapy sessions; nonetheless, personal presence is encouraged whenever possible.
Today, many people suffer from Kratom Use Disorder (KUD). Here at Inspiration Health Addiction Treatment Center, we want our clients to know they are not alone. Our trained counseling staff members organize and chair group counseling sessions throughout the week in our beautiful facilities. Group sessions allow clients the opportunity to hear from other people who are afflicted by KUD and process new ideas presented by the counselor on how to live healthier lives without the use of harmful substances. The support gained through open communication during group sessions has proved effective not only in the initial stages of recovery but throughout long-term sustained sobriety. Clients are also given the opportunity to join groups and counseling sessions by telehealth if a client’s schedule makes personal attendance difficult, but personal attendance is encouraged when possible.
At Inspiration Health Addiction Treatment Center, we have substance use care coordinators who ensure that necessary services, including mental health services, are available to our clients. Our care coordinators and interdisciplinary team, which includes our medical doctors, make referrals, and connect clients to community resources to meet our clients’ social needs. That includes individual care plans our clients participate in that are developed in conjunction with our doctors, medical professionals, and counselors to meet our clients’ individual needs and track their progress in overcoming Kratom Use Disorders.
We understand that our clients have a lot on their plates, whether it’s work, family, education, or legal commitments. Inspiration Health Addiction Treatment Center offers a variety of days and times to schedule your next appointment. What if you can’t make it to the clinic for an in-person appointment? No problem. We offer telehealth appointments that clients can attend anywhere they have access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Telehealth is a straightforward procedure. Clients simply supply Inspiration Health Addiction Treatment Center with a valid email address, receive a link, and click on the link to attend the telemedicine appointment on the scheduled date and time. If the client has a camera on their phone, tablet, or computer, they will be able to view and talk with the doctor or licensed professional counselor as if they were in the same room.
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