This is my first time actually participating in a forum... of any type, let alone on kratom, and I'm not a social media guy either. But for some reason I spontaneously felt compelled to join a kratom forum at this time.
I first became acquainted with kratom in 2010. It was not until April of 2016 that I became an often user. And it was not until late August/early September 2017 that I became a regular, consistent, nearly everyday user.
I have suffered with chronic spine issues, causing great physical pain, and PTSD, causing great psychological/emotional pain. I developed a serious drinking problem, which only gave partial short-term relief and exacerbated all of my problems and suffering over the long-term. My drinking problem lasted for many years and only got worse over time. My entire life was really going down hill. I tried to end it by consuming 90 mg's of Klonopin mixed with a fifth of vodka one night before bed, in hopes I just would never wake up. Obviously it didn't work.
In April 2016 I started my healing process, which would not have occurred without kratom. I have not taken a drink since April of last year. Within the last few months, since I started using kratom almost daily, I have landed a great new job, and obtained a quality new car and home. Obviously kratom is not the reason for all of this. There are many reasons I have been able to better my life. But I can swear on all I love that without kratom it would not have happened the way it has.
So, It does incite me when the gov. tries to ban and/or stigmatize this natural medicine that has been used throughout the millennia in order to financially protect big-pharma and big-liquor, and therefore themselves. It makes since to care about one's own finances. But it's too bad that politicians have always made it a higher priority than caring about the public.
Sorry for being preachy; I just had to get that off my chest. - Anyways, I'm glad to have now joined this forum. I think it's very important for as many people as possible to speak, listen, and learn about this beautiful plant.
Hello & Welcome JKray! :-h You Certainly picked the Right Forum to Join. This is the Best Forum that I have ever been apart of. Congrats on being Sober since April of Last Year. I know how hard it is because I was addicted to Pills. Sounds like you have been through a lot in your Life.
I always Love to Read Stories like yours of Kratom helping people get their Life back on Track. I would have been Dead, In Jail or in a Mental Institution years ago if not for Kratom. I have been taking Kratom daily for 8 years now & it has saved my Life from Depression, Addiction & about a Dozen other Problems.
So glad you are here with us today supporting Kratom. It really pisses me off as well that they are trying to do everything they can to Ban this Amazingly, Wonderful, Life-Changing Herb. Really Glad to have you here. If you ever have any Questions feel free to PM me anytime.
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Welcome JKray Thanks for another heart warming true life turnaround story. You are one of millions who now experience a better life because of kratom. holycow#1