Prevalence and characteristics of self-reported kratom use in a representative US general population sample

@article{Covvey2020PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and characteristics of self-reported kratom use in a representative US general population sample},
  author={Jordan R. Covvey and Samantha M Vogel and Alyssa M. Peckham and Kirk E. Evoy},
  journal={Journal of Addictive Diseases},
  year={2020},
  volume={38},
  pages={506 - 513}
}
Abstract Background Reports of kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) use, a medicinal plant widely found in Southeast Asia, are on the rise in the US. However, the prevalence and characteristics of individuals who use kratom in the US is unknown. Objective To estimate lifetime prevalence of, and descriptive characteristics associated with, kratom use in a sample of the US general population. Methods A cross-sectional survey was administered online by Qualtrics® research panel aggregator. Utilizing quota… 
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