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Re: “Arkansas's ban of the natural painkiller Kratom has left sufferers and former opiate addicts in the lurch

I am 40, and a professional with a family. Basically, I dont like the idea of going to a doctor and being prescribed a drug that is harsher than what I need and paying too much to get it. I am also an adult and capable of making my own decisions after researching the positive and negative aspects of drugs available. I used kratom to battle depression. I also used it to cut a drinking habit down to only social occasions. I am surprised more people havent discussed the potential for fighting alcoholism. I never had full blown alcohol dependency problems, but it rid me of an unhealthy habit of over drinking which led to smoking, and my mild kratom habit is much healthier than my previous lifestyle. Kratom makes the idea of drinking unappealing. I have drank on it before, and it has none of the dizzying effects or problems of pain killers or mixing other drugs with drinking, but mostly, you just dont feel like drinking. You have a heightened since of interest in work or hobbies or TV for a couple hours and then you sleep well at night which are the main reasons for drinking outside of social occasions (although some strains lead to loss of sleep if taken late at night). Somebody really should take some kratom to an AA meeting and disperse. The effects this herb seems to have on all addictions is beyond preferable to the drugs they substitute. Kratom does have withdrawl for a few days, but its not unbeatable, just uncomfortable and can be depressive for a few days but goes away. As far as the high goes, I would say the comments comparing it to strong coffee or other legal drugs is about right, but the effects are better and longer lasting and less likely to cause irritability or other problems. If the main reason we think we are making this illegal is because we dont like young men enjoying it recreationally, then why not outlaw alcohol again? Alcohol is recreational and gets abused and has much worse effects on society and users. When did recreational use become inherently evil? Who cares if a few kids abuse something thats not dangerous and is so very helpful to all these addictions and depression problems? Nobody wants to ban alcohol despite the fact that tons of kids abuse alcohol to the point of death or manslaughter. We just teach ourselves and our families how to handle it responsibly. I should also note that I am generally much more focused at work, another great effect, but it doesnt have nearly the bad effects of legalized speed that is prescribed to many. Taking speed over a period of years will turn even the greatest minds to mush. If you are taking legal speed, or depressed, or over drinking or abusing drugs, try kratom. Has anybody heard of any arrests? Now my only worry is going to jail over a petty herb that wasnt even illegal when I got it. Are they going to start jailing people over this? My question is: is this now on a list that ties the courts hands from exercising any judgement? Are we going to be treated the same as heroin dealers?

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Posted by ZH on 07/13/2016 at 12:39 AM

Re: “Fayetteville's Arkadia Retrocade packs 'em in

@ eLwood, Except Evelyn Hills was home to Showbiz Pizza throughout the 80's which was Fayetteville's primary video game center for a decade or more.

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Posted by ZH on 08/13/2013 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Arkansas Sports 360 fans note: Jim Harris lives on new sports website

Fantastic. We need more coverage of ASU and UCA.

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Posted by ZH on 11/22/2012 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Review: The Flaming Lips at Barnhill Arena

Ha! I was afraid somebody might call me out on that. My bad. He deserves better.

Posted by ZH on 11/08/2012 at 5:29 PM

Re: “ABC blows lid off this Sherwood 'Cheer Perfection' thing

I watched the show. I agree, it would be more interesting if the girls were old enough to have some athletic ability, and maybe tell their crazy mom's to get lost. They obviously picked the craziest, saddest-for-still-caring-about-high-school-hierarchy moms of the bunch, and I dont blame them, but it will set AR's reputation back a few years. These women obviously are still striving to make somebody think they are as popular as they always thought they shouldve been. Im sure the non-crazies didnt want to have anything to do with it. You occasionally see them in the background with "wtfe" looks on their faces.

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Posted by ZH on 07/16/2012 at 3:04 PM

Re: “The irony and the hipster-y

Hipsters in Arkansas and other southern/midwestern cities are much more tolerable and genuine than those in NY and LA, because those cities are now over run with imitators who are more interested in the image than the culture. Its one thing to dress rediculously for your own entertainment, scene, or culture set, but its another thing to imitate simulated-ironic-retardation.

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Posted by ZH on 04/13/2011 at 11:45 AM


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