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Treatment of Kratom Withdrawal and Addiction With Buprenorphine

Khazaeli, Azin, MD; Jerry, Jason M., MD; Vazirian, Mohsen, MD

doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000435
Case Reports

In this article, we describe a middle-aged woman with a history of addiction to opioid medications who eventually became dependent on kratom. Her kratom-related withdrawal symptoms responded to a trial of buprenorphine-naloxone. Subsequently, she was maintained on this medication.

Center for Behavioral Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (AK, MV); FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC (JMJ); Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center, Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland, OH (MV).

Send correspondence to Mohsen Vazirian, MD, Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital, 1730 W. 25th Street, 2A, Cleveland, OH 44113. E-mail:

Received 27 March, 2018

Accepted 17 June, 2018

The authors disclose no conflicts of interest.

© 2018 American Society of Addiction Medicine