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Lauren E. Johnson

Lauren is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

UF Research Could Help Settle Kratom Controversy

Kratom is a legal substance that can be bought at gas stations, smoke shops, kava bars or online. Testimonials from some who have used it and results from preclinical studies suggest that it helps to alleviate pain and manage symptoms of opioid withdrawal, but the unregulated sale of the drug may be encouraging its recreational use as well.

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