Quitting Kratom Ain’t Gonna Be Easy (Try These 3 Tips)

Quitting kratom isn’t going to be easy.

Not unless you can handle the withdrawal phase. If so, then you would not be here, would you?

Many people have quit with the help of kratom alternatives.

One alternative is Mitragyna Javanica

This plant has similar effects to kratom but without addictive properties. It’s helpful for those who are deep inside a kratom addiction.

It helps you cope with withdrawal symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Body aches
  • Relieve your kratom cravings

Unless you can quit cold turkey, then you can skip Hirsuta and try the other tips down below.

Cold turkey is like giving up smoking: if you don’t have the willpower, you’ll need to gradually reduce your intake until you don’t need a cigarette.

What is Mitragyna Hirsuta?

It belongs to the kratom family, Rubiaceae. Traditional medicine from Southeast Asia.

The leaves have similar alkaloids to kratom. But you’ll only find a small amount of these in Hirsuta.

How is Mitragyna Hirsuta different from Kratom?

Hirsuta is legal in places where kratom isn’t.

That alone should say a lot.

The effects are mild and the chance of dependence is also therefore much lower.

The effect duration is short compared to kratom. Withdrawals are also milder.

So if you get addicted to Hirsuta, would it last for a short amount of time? Feel free to leave a comment if you know.

Signs of Kratom Addiction

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle aches
  • Weight loss
  • Constipation
  • Cravings

The drawback is that after 2-3 hours you need to take a bit of a maintenance dose.

Some people use it to manage kratom tolerance.

Psychological Dependence on Kratom

Many people form an emotional bond with kratom. This makes quitting kratom emotionally challenging.

This is because kratom releases dopamine in the brain. This makes you feel:

  • Happy
  • Relax
  • Fulfilled

Of course, it is difficult to quit Kratom.

3 Ways People Overcome Kratom Addiction

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Everybody might need something extra:

(1) Seeking Professional Help

Professional help from an addiction expert can create a personal treatment plan. Maybe you have hidden trauma that fuels the addiction. People handle addictions differently.

(2) Tapering

This basically means you take kratom

Gradually tapering off Kratom use can help minimize withdrawal symptoms. This method involves gradually reducing the amount of Kratom you consume over time.

Instead of taking 10g. imagine If I take:

  1. 9,5 g.
  2. Then after three weeks, I took 9g
  3. Three weeks later, I took 8.5g.

This helps your brain get used to less kratom fuel.

(3) Alternative Therapies

Some people find heaven in:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Frequent SPA treatments.

These activities can help manage withdrawal symptoms like anxiety and depression.

Spa treatments release endorphins in your body, hormones that can:

  • Improve your mood
  • Reduce stress
  • Calms your brain down

Saunas are also effective for quitting kratom. The heat helps your muscles relax and fight anxiety. It also helps you with the withdrawal effects kratom induces.

Coping with Kratom Withdrawal Symptoms

These are common methods because they work.

  • Stay hydrated
  • Using over-the-counter medications
  • Relaxation treatments

Kratom does have psychoactive effects that lead to euphoria, relaxation, and pain relief.

This is why it’s difficult to overcome addiction.

Some people struggle with pain. And a kratom addiction is understandable. How else are they able to sleep, wake up, and go to work? Pain makes it difficult.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of kratom?

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, anxiety, and insomnia.

Can I quit kratom on my own?

Yes, it is possible. Many people try hirsuta to manage the first and hardest weeks. Professional helps is also recommended if you are deep inside the addiction.

How long does kratom withdrawal last?

It depends on each individual. The first week is the hardest. Then other symptoms can stay for several weeks.

Conclusion – Last Words

For some, quitting kratom is not a dance. You may go through a little bit of hell. Good to know so you can be mentally prepared. And prepared for some unpleasant emotions, like depression and anxiety. This is why stomach detox is important when you want to put kratom off.

Quitting kratom is not a simple task for everyone.

Some might need a professional therapist.

Try spa treatments and saunas to release some steam.


  • Helen Self says:

    I’ve only taken the Keaton one time! Now that I’ve read about getting hooked on it, I’m scared.

    • Jack Johnson says:

      You’ll bee fine Helen, just don’t do it, more than once a week if you want to be super safe and be careful not to increase your dosage. I didn’t do either of those and now you about 28 grams a day, everyday and am trying to quit and its really hard but I suffer from addiction in a lot of areas of my life so if you don’t have a history of addiction and you follow the two tips I mentioned earlier you should be fine, but I’m still hooked on it and trying to quit. fortunately though its is one of the least life damaging drugs, as its legal, doesn’t cause you to do violent things or damage your brain, or another permanent body damage. Good luck and just be mindful and careful if your worried 🙂 will post if I quit, I’m trying to whiene of right now which seems to be working so I’m on my way and it is possible !

    • Kat I am with you. I have been addicted to Kratom for 6-7 years. The withdrawals are extremely hard for me which is why Im still on it. Im trying to get off myself but I cannot. I feel like Im going thru HELL with these withdrawals. Im not sure how long you have been on Kratom but you might try a few things. I take this stuff called Texas Superfoods. It puts 55 Organic fruits and veggies in your system which helps you feel better and detox from substance abuse. Also do research on a Vitamin C detox. That is what Im trying now. You take large amounts of Vitamin C like 30,00 to 60,00mg of Vitamin C. This has helped Heroin addicts with the withdrawals symptoms and in some case completely blocks the withdrawals. This may work well for you. Of course you will get diarhea and gassy and bloated but take Immodium Multi symptom while on the Vitamin C treatment. Anyways google the vitamin C treatment for drug withdrawal. This may work really good for you too. I have learned so much about drug withdrawals, cancer treatments and cures that are already out there that the medical industry doesnt want us to know about. Keep you head up with this. I think you will find something like this that works great for you. There are lots of other things I can share with you if interested. Good luck and never give up on trying to quit Kratom.

      • Have you tried tapering your dose? Taking 30g – 60g of vitamin c every day sounds like a bad idea. That is a lot…. By tapering your Kratom dose down slowly you can avoid withdrawals and still achieve your goals. This article explains it very well: https://www.kickkratom.com/blog/kratom-taper-guide/

    • To be 100% sure don’t ever take it again. I did it once a month, then once a week, then once a day and finally twice a day. The key is to just don’t use drugs at all or really very very rare.

  • Sarah Lysohirka says:

    Has anyone been able to successfully get off kratom? Im having a huge problem tapering down. I cant bear the pain that returns. My tolerance is shot and the withdrawals are brutal. Anyone have better advice??

  • I wouldn’t totally dismiss the idea of quitting cold turkey. If you can afford to feel sick for a week or two and need to clear you system quickly, then cold turkey is the only way to go.

  • I wouldn’t touch this crap. Period. I stupidly started taking Kratom Extracts to help with chronic daily headaches. It helped so much and gave me so much energy! Now I’m going through serious withdrawals. Within 12 hours of the last time I took some I’m already having cold sweats, and couldn’t sleep last night. Plus my anxiety is at an all time high! My benzos, that I take every day for anxiety, aren’t even helping. It’s godawful, and I wouldn’t mess with it.

  • I just took moderate amounts for 3 and a half months, up until when I reached the 10 grams a day mark. As I had decided before, that’s when I started a tolerance break. One week of taper and I’m off of it, it’s been a full day and I’m maybe a little dizzy but I’m fine. Keep your tolerance in check and you can do anything. It requires a certain amount of self-control, people who have none should never take any drugs.

  • one word everyone…. Iboga!!!!

  • missy sue says:

    im currently quitting kratom.. I don’t feel addicted but I am and, I feel like I have a routine to break. I use it 3xs per day.. I been skipping the evening dose which helps me sleep better. next week I will cut my morning dose by 1/2. after a week of that the noon dose will go to half. each week I will cut a dose by half until im no more. I hope this regimen will help you too

  • Dave c Frisbee says:

    I have been drinking kratom in the liquid extract viles. I have been using 3 daily. I am afraid that being a recovering drug addict that I have become addicted. I am going to taper to 1 per day. The cost is crazy for Kratom. It runs for me 68.00 per day.

    Any tips on getting off this stuff. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow to discuss this also.

    Thank you

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