peter addy logo
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

An Introduction to Kratom

Share This Post

A talk I gave on Kratom with the Portland Psychedelic Society in 2018

Before moving to Portland to start a psychotherapy private practice, I was a research scientist at Yale University School of Medicine. I specialized in behavioral pharmacology investigations of atypical opioids. I first learned about kratom through that research in 2011, and I have been very interested in it ever since.

Based on my careers as a research scientist and a substance abuse therapist, I am very much against criminalizing kratom users and very much in favor of regulating kratom products. This is the only sensible way to reduce harm, both to kratom users and to society in general. I neither condemn nor condone kratom use, but I absolutely encourage informed consent any time a person decides to use a plant or drug.

Watch this video to learn about the history and science of kratom, and learn for yourself the risks and potential benefits of this plant.

Let’s Stay In Touch

Sign up for my newsletter and I’ll send you helpful articles and practices and keep you informed about my projects, trainings, and talks.

More To Explore

Headshots of Michael Mithoefer, Peter H Addy, Usha Tummala-Narra, and Ron Siegel
Training

Psychedelics for Trauma Treatment

Mastering Psychedelics for Trauma Treatment: Techniques for MDMA, Ketamine and Psychedelic Therapy Trauma can leave lasting scars. Many patients continue suffering from PTSD long after

peter addy logo