Hello forum. I just stumbled upon a rather disturbing article. I don't want to break any rules by posting a link so I will copy and paste it. This is a shameless plug to the writers own business and it makes me sick to demonize Kratom for his/her own gain! Kratom, a recently popularized abused over the counter eastern medicine, is now making waves and parents are left not knowing what it is or what to look for if abuse is suspected. Burning Tree a drug rehab in Texas is please to announce the release of its Kratom abuse tips and warning signs for parents. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 30, 2011 XXXXXXX a drug rehab in Texas announces tips for parents when is comes to Kratom abuse. Attentive parents who recognize the signs of drug use among their teens and young adults may know what to look for regarding inhalants or prescription drug abuse. But a relatively new drug foe, Kratom, may catch many of these parents by surprise. That's because abuse of this medicinal plant is quietly rising in popularity, although very little information is available on the user population in the United States at the moment. In fact, according to NDIC Narcotics Digest Weekly, it's not currently monitored by any national drug abuse surveys, yet it is a very real threat. Vigilant parents can follow a few simple guidelines to detect potential Kratom abuse. 1. Ask directly. A young person who is aware of the Kratom name or its other street names-including Kratom, Ketum, Kakuam, Ithang and Thom-may have already have the opportunity to try using it. 2. Look for unexplained mania or excitement. Kratom produces both stimulant and sedative effects in users, meaning a feeling of euphoria could be followed by a calm, relaxed state. 3. Observe sleep patterns. Prolonged sleep is another side effect of Kratom abuse, along with nausea and vomiting. 4. Take note of any mysterious powders, capsules or leaves. Kratom is available in a variety of forms, including whole or crushed leaves, powder, extract and encapsulated powder. It's most notably consumed as a tea, although whole leaves can be chewed. 5. Monitor internet activity. Kratom is widely available through vendors online and at many local head shops. In response to Kratom abuse, there is help available atXXXXXXX. This long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility provides expert care in residential settings outside of XXXXX and XXXXX. More information can be obtained online at XXXXXXXXXXXXXX or by contacting an admissions representative today at XXX-XXX-XXXX. X'd out any potential links to the rehab facility as to avoid any incrimination. Thoughts? Izocomoc added 1 Minutes and 12 Seconds later... Shoot, please somebody edit the name out of the story ASAP, I missed one of them and it won't let me edit my post.