The War on Drugs was officially announced by President Nixon in 1971, a President who claimed to not be a crook, but ended up being a huge crook. 50 years later the War on Drugs has proven itself to be an absolute failure, despite the United States spending $51 billion per year fighting it.
Since 1999 overdose deaths from drugs have jumped from 17,000 per year to 70,000 per year, and the number of people in the United States locked up in jail or prison has jumped from less than 500,000 in 1971 to over 2 million currently, in addition to another 5 million people on probation or parole.
Essentially, drugs are destroying lives far more than ever before despite decades of the War on Drugs. Further, the War on Drugs has done nothing to limit the availability of illicit drugs, rather illegal drugs of all types are more available than ever before on both the streets and the Dark Web.
Therefore, the 50 year War on Drugs has failed so far. Extreme enforcement actions against drug cartels and drug dealers, and the incarceration of drug users, has done nothing to stop the spread of dangerous drugs.
However, I believe Kratom is the solution, if only the government would promote it instead of trying to get it banned.
Kratom is a natural opioid and provides euphoric, relaxing, and stimulating effects. It is well known that Kratom can help synthetic opioid and opiate users to leave drugs behind for good. Even people on the strongest synthetic opioids, like Heroin, Oxycodone, and Methadone have successfully quit long term thanks to Kratom.
Further, I believe Kratom can help any drug user to leave their drug of choice behind for good. Kratom is a good alternative for stimulants like Cocaine and Methamphetamine, since Kratom is euphoric, stimulating, and long lasting. Kratom is a good alternative for people locked into a cycle of tripping on weed, dissociative, and psychedelics, since Kratom provides powerful mood lifting and antidepressant effects. Additionally, as covered in a previous article on Kratom Cafe, Kratom has proven efficacy in defeating alcoholism.
The key is that Kratom is safe, since it causes zero respiratory depression and has relatively little addiction potential due to being an atypical and partial opioid agonist. Indeed, Kratom has caused zero scientifically proven overdose deaths in history. Further, Kratom does not impact cognitive function, meaning people who take Kratom are sober, and it costs $1 a day even for a strong dose, so it does not cause financial hardships.
Although this idea may sound crazy, I think the government should promote Kratom to everyone with drug addiction issues, no matter what drug they are struggling with. If the government did that, the drug war could possibly end for good. Basically, if everyone took Kratom, they would be satisfied by Kratom’s euphoric, opioid, relaxing, anti-anxiety, and anti-depressant effects, and they would not seek out illicit drugs anymore, especially since Kratom is orders of magnitude less expensive than street drugs.
Indeed, the government’s method for dealing with drug addiction is to lock drug users up or force them to get completely ‘clean’, meaning no drugs or supplements at all. Either method easily leads to relapse, since drug users often have an underlying issue such as depression, stress, or anxiety, and they use drugs to self medicate. Therefore, most drug users will eventually seek out a drug to deal with their issues even if they are forced to go to rehab. It would be much better at that point if they took Kratom instead of dangerous and potentially deadly street drugs.
Ultimately, I believe every person who switches from illicit drugs to Kratom is potentially a life that is saved, and that Kratom has likely prevented millions of people from experiencing death and destruction.
I can wish that the government would simply give everyone with drug issues Kratom, and maybe that will happen one day, but in the meantime I will spread knowledge about Kratom to as many people as I can, and I hope you will also.