Kratom: A Primer for Clinicians
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 5, Number 6&7, September 2017
Daniel Carlat, MD
Editor-in-Chief, The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Kratom (Mitagyna speciose) is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family whose leaves have been used for centuries in South Asian countries as a stimulant and pain reliever. Recently, kratom has entered US and European markets and is now sold in various forms, both online and at local head shops.