Kratom has been a hot-button topic for the last few years. As the opioid epidemic has trudged on, more and more addicts have been searching for “quick fixes” to their addictions with many of them finding solace in a novel, new herbal supplement that promised to take withdrawal symptoms away and give users a mild opioid-like buzz. Kratom first started popping up in gas stations and head shops around 2012 as a “natural and safe” alternative to traditional opioids. As some users saw the benefits of the substance, others saw it as something that will be just another failed solution in handling drug addiction. Thus, the dividing line was drawn and the new topic of heated debates was created.