Kratom Addiction Treatment & Rehab in Washington
Kratom is a tropical tree in Southeast Asia. Its leaves are used as a drug — also known as kratom — that causes psychedelic effects. While kratom is commonly used in Southeast Asia, its prevalence recently rose in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a 5-year study (2010-2015) where they measured a tenfold increase in calls made to United States poison centers regarding kratom exposure.
Because this drug is newer in the United States, there are many questions regarding how kratom works, what the health effects of kratom are and how to approach kratom addiction treatment. There are currently no legal prohibitions to kratom’s use in the United States, although some other countries have already made it illegal.
While there are no known medical uses for kratom, some people use it to attempt to help with opioid withdrawal, as a relaxant or to increase focus and concentration.
Kratom interacts with receptors within the brain called opioid receptors to cause sedation, pleasure, and decreased pain. Hallucinations or other psychological effects are sometimes reported with kratom use.
Kratom can be addictive as it stimulates the release of endorphins within the brain. Endorphins are associated with pleasure and when they are released into the brain it can cause a high.
Due to the newness of kratom use in developed countries, there is not much information about what methods of kratom treatment are effective. Some people might try Kratom “cold turkey” detox treatment, which is when drug use is abruptly stopped. However, people who attempt to quit cold turkey are more like to experience setbacks, due to the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Kratom use may also be tapered, which is gradually limiting the amount of drug consumed over a prolonged period of time so that the effects of withdrawal are not as severe and sudden as a cold turkey detox attempt is. Treatment during professional tapering is supportive and aimed at resolving the symptoms that are experienced during withdrawal.
Kratom treatment also involves treating behaviors, which can involve cognitive behavioral therapy — a psycho-social intervention with the goal of promoting mental health and decreasing harmful behaviors. Therapy may involve a combination of one-on-one sessions with a therapist or psychologist and group therapy, where a group of people with similar treatment needs are encouraged to enhance their mental health and well-being by interacting with each other.
Treatment for kratom addiction can involve an initial detox phase where the kratom is withdrawn and any co-occurring symptoms are addressed. A follow-up, supportive phase follows where the risk of setback is addressed and steps are taken to ensure continued sobriety.
Inpatient and Outpatient Kratom Addiction Treatment
Treatment for a kratom addiction may involve inpatient, outpatient, or a combination of the two types of treatment.
Inpatient treatment consists of being admitted into a treatment center and receiving treatment within the treatment center for several days, weeks, or in some cases, months. The amount of time depends on your treatment needs. Inpatient treatment allows for continuous monitoring of the symptoms that may be experienced and for treatment interventions at any time. It also provides the presence of skilled and compassionate staff who can assist the patient with any physical or psychological needs.
Outpatient treatment consists of treatments to help with kratom addiction but does not require being admitted to a treatment center or being in a particular place outside of the treatment sessions. Outpatient treatment is typically used for those with mild addiction, or as a follow-up after inpatient treatment.
Kratom Addiction Treatment Centers in Washington
Inpatient kratom addiction treatment requires a treatment center that can provide compassionate and expert care. At the Recovery Village Ridgefield, we have caring, professional staff who help with each step of the recovery process and provide the expert care needed to address addiction properly.
A treatment center provides a change in environment and the removal from the situations that promote drug misuse. The caring treatment and expert monitoring a treatment center’s staff provides promote full recovery from kratom addiction.
How Much Does Kratom Rehab Cost?
There is no specific amount that drug rehab costs. Each person’s costs vary. While learning the cost of kratom rehab may feel discouraging, several options may make kratom rehab more financially feasible.
Insurance carriers may cover many treatment options that make kratom rehab more affordable. There may also be assistive programs that help with kratom rehab. Additionally, flexible payment plans may be available for some patients.
Does Insurance Cover Rehab for Kratom Addiction?
Many insurance carriers may cover inpatient kratom rehab. Depending upon the carrier and the terms of the policy, part or all of the treatment may be covered. Our team can help you to understand your coverage and may be able to work with your insurance to help you or a loved one to obtain the treatment necessary to fully recover from a kratom addiction.
Contact a representative at The Recovery Village to find out what types of financial options may be available to you. Even if it seems like kratom rehab may not be financially possible, our experienced team can help you to explore alternative options. Call today and discover what will work best for you.