Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-12-2020

Publication Title

Journal of Addictive Diseases: The official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine

Abstract

Commercially available Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a dietary supplement that has gained popularity in the United States for its psychoactive effects and potential medicative properties as an opioid receptor agonist. Likewise, sudden discontinuation may be accompanied by an opioid-like withdrawal. We present the first case in the literature of the withdrawal manifesting in disturbing obsessive thoughts after the substance was used as an opioid replacement treatment by our patient, as well as the first case where lorazepam is utilized for mitigation of these thoughts.

PubMed ID

32924857

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

First Page

1

Last Page

2

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