At the suggestion of a couple others, been using kratom to help ease the withdrawals from opiate use. So far it's been helpful - alleviating some of the dysphoria, anxiety, aches, etc, and seems it cuts the sense of 'fiending' way down. Other symptoms such as persisent RLS are still present (though perhaps they'd be much worse without the kratom, this tends to be the most miserable aspect of Withdrawals for me). Though I'm not out of the woods yet, so far I'd say it's a great tool for someone kicking opiates. The catch of course is that you're trading one addictive substance for another. I've heard it said that kratom's addiction potential and Withdrawals symptoms are nothing compared to an opiate habit, but wanted to get some firsthand details. Went through a couple kratom withdrawal-journal threads on here, but the ones I found seemed to be written by fairly drug-naive individuals and it was hard to tell how much of the ordeal they described was objective and how much due to their obsessing & anxiety about the experience, and/or the fact that it was their first real withdrawal. So, anyone out there who's gone through both WDs from sustained regular opiate use and also WDs from sustained regular kratom use - how were the experiences similar & different, in symptoms, severity, duration, etc?