Survey: Kratom ‘Very Effective’ for Chronic Pain

Less than one percent said it did not help.

This was not a scientific study by any means on the safety and efficacy of kratom. It was an online survey of self-selected kratom consumers, many of them quite upset that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is planning to make the sale and possession of kratom illegal, perhaps as soon as the end of the month.

In a 21-page notice published in the Federal Register, the DEA said kratom does not have “an approved medical use” and “is misused to self-treat chronic pain.”