…kratom culture…

“A third of our clientele are looking for a caffeine-free alternative to get them through their day,” Day says. “I’m talking soccer moms.”

The image of wealthy moms slurping kratom tea in lieu of a cappuccino, or trendy Bay Area residents popping kratom pills socially just for its mild, mellow body high, cuts strangely against the dire tone of most government reports on kratom. [Additionally, many are trying [successfully] to quit opioids or alcohol. Others are trying to manage chronic pain, clear up their skin, boost their immune systems…].

Original Article (Forbes):
Release the kratom: inside america’s hottest new drug culture
Artwork Fair Use: Auckland Museum