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Kratom Detox in Nashville

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Kratom detox is often a vital, yet overlooked step in the journey from addiction to recovery. 

At Music City Detox, we understand that overcoming a dependency on kratom can be challenging. To ensure people receive the care they need, we provide comprehensive detoxification services tailored to their unique needs.

With our evidence-based and holistic approaches, we help people on their recovery journey to long-term sobriety free from kratom.

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Kratom, scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa, is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia. When ingested, its leaves contain psychoactive compounds that can produce stimulating or sedative effects. Kratom has been traditionally used in its native regions for various purposes, such as pain relief, energy enhancement, and managing opioid withdrawal symptoms.

In recent years, it has gained popularity in the United States as an herbal supplement and alternative to opioids for pain management. While it is not listed as a controlled substance and has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for medicinal purposes, many people misuse kratom, leading to dependency and kratom addiction.



Kratom withdrawal is the physical and psychological symptoms that occur when someone who regularly uses kratom stops or significantly reduces their intake. The withdrawal symptoms can vary in intensity and duration depending on factors such as the dosage, duration of use, frequency of use, and other individual differences.


Common physical symptoms of kratom withdrawal may include:

  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Tremors or shaking
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sweating or hot flashes
  • Runny nose or watery eyes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itching
  • Fever

Psychological symptoms that can accompany kratom withdrawal include:

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Cravings for Kratom


How long kratom withdrawal lasts depends on the level of kratom addiction. Withdrawal could last for several weeks. Some people may experience symptoms for longer when they heavily used kratom. Generally, all physical withdrawal symptoms subside in two to three weeks, with some psychological withdrawal symptoms, like carvings and irritability, lasting for several more weeks or months.


  • 12 to 24 Hours: Withdrawal symptoms will start to appear within the first 12 to 24 hours after quitting kratom use. The symptoms are usually mild and can include sweating, body aches and pains, and nausea. Some people will experience mild anxiety.
  • Days 2 to 3: Withdrawal symptoms will increase in intensity during this time and could include depression, tremors, loss of appetite, insomnia, and intense cravings for kratom.
  • Days 4 to 7: Most of the physical withdrawal symptoms will reach their peak and gradually, if not fully, subside during this period. Psychological withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and cravings, can persist.
  • Weeks 1 to 2: All of the withdrawal symptoms should be gone, with some lingering psychological symptoms.
  • Beyond 2 Weeks: Some people may experience PAWS (post-acute withdrawal syndrome), which is where the psychological withdrawal symptoms continue for several more weeks or months

Effects of Kratom Use and Withdrawal

The effects of kratom use can influence the extent of withdrawal symptoms. When someone first starts using kratom, they may only require a small dose to achieve the desired effects. However, the body builds a tolerance to the substance. As tolerance increases, the desired effects become diminished at the same dose. As a result, people have to take higher doses to experience the effects.

This ongoing cycle of increased tolerance and increasing dosages causes someone to become dependent on kratom and eventually leads to addiction. Kicking a kratom habit can be very challenging and uncomfortable due to the withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, in order to successfully overcome kratom addiction, medically supervised detox at Music City Detox in Nashville is highly recommended.


Kratom withdrawal is generally not considered life-threatening or dangerous compared to substances like opioids or alcohol. However, it can still be challenging and uncomfortable for some individuals.

In rare cases, individuals who have been using high doses of kratom for an extended period may develop severe withdrawal symptoms that require medical attention. These symptoms may include intense agitation, hallucinations, delusions, and even seizures.


Determining if you need kratom detox requires assessing your individual situation. Consider the following questions:

  • Do you have a physical or psychological dependence on kratom?
  • Do you believe you need kratom to function normally?
  • Are you experiencing withdrawal symptoms when attempting to quit or cut back?
  • Are you unable to control your kratom use despite any negative consequences it is having in your life?
  • Has kratom use damaged relationships with family and friends?
  • Do you attempt to hide or lie about your kratom use?
  • Is using kratom affecting your work or school performance?
  • Have you lost interest in hobbies and activities you used to enjoy?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, it is a good indication you need supervised kratom detox.


Kratom withdrawal at Music City Detox is treated like other substance use disorders, using medically supervised detox. It is important to have medical supervision 24/7 when withdrawing from kratom so that the more intense and severe symptoms can be managed effectively. In addition to detox, other treatments could included as part of a personalized treatment plan, including:

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): The use of different FDA-approved MAT medications could be used to help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

  • Individual therapy: Uncovering the root causes of addiction is essential to start to build effective coping strategies.

  • Group therapy: Learning from others and sharing experiences helps people realize they are not alone when recovering from addiction.

  • Holistic therapies: Yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and music therapy can all be effective holistic therapies to help treat kratom addiction and manage withdrawal symptoms.

Can I Go Through Kratom Withdrawal at Home?

It is not recommended to attempt kratom withdrawal at home for several reasons. While kratom withdrawal is not usually life-threatening, certain side effects, namely vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite, can lead to severe dehydration, which can become life-threatening.

Additionally, detoxing at home is rarely successful because people can still have access to kratom. When their withdrawal symptoms become too intense for them to handle, they relapse and return to using kratom to get the symptoms to stop.

Furthermore, people with co-occurring mental health disorders, or those experiencing anxiety or depression, have an increased risk of self-harm and suicidal thoughts during withdrawal. If they are unsupervised, they could hurt themselves or even take their life.

Medications Used During Kratom Withdrawal

Currently, there are no FDA-approved medications to specifically treat kratom withdrawal like there are with opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder. However, different medications can be prescribed to treat specific withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, nausea, and insomnia.

Two promising medications that are sometimes used during kratom withdrawal are clonidine and suboxone. Both of these medications are used to address cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid use disorder.


At Music City Detox, our kratom detox in Nashville begins with a comprehensive assessment to develop a personalized treatment plan. During your detox treatment, we provide 24/7 medical monitoring to manage withdrawal symptoms and any potential complications safely. When appropriate, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is used to help alleviate certain withdrawal symptoms.

An essential part of our detox programs in Nashville include using evidence-based and holistic therapies, such as CBT, individual and group counseling, family therapy, and music therapy. As you near the end of detox, we work closely with you to create an individualized aftercare plan for continued recovery.


Successfully quitting kratom can be challenging to do on your own. When you want to ensure you can overcome your kratom addiction, Music City Detox in Nashville is here to help. We offer comprehensive kratom detox programs customized to your specific needs and treatment objectives in a safe and supportive environment.

Contact us today to start your recovery journey to a kratom-free and healthier future.


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