Scots warned over dangers of psychoactive drug Kratom

Kratom – sometimes called Biak, Ketum, Kakuam, Thom or Ithang – is native to SE Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia and can cause hallucinations, seizures, nausea, paranoid, itching, aggression and even psychosis. Due to its opioid-like effects, Kratom is addictive and users can experience painful worrying symptoms including muscle aches and hostility.