by: Bill DiStasio
Fredericksburg, VA 9/18/19
When we opened almost 2 years ago, it was with the intention of putting a dent in the opioid crisis even if only in this area. As we continue to grow, it is still with the intention that we could get more people away from opioids and living a healthier addiction free life. With over 100 people that are now clean and sober from opioids and rebuilding their lives, we still believe there are many others that haven’t even come to terms with the fact that they have a problem. And even more that don’t even know that there are other options to quitting other than checking into a mental health facility and working the 12-step abstinence program, or going to NA, or seeing a counselor regularly. Our doors are always open to those looking for a way out of there addiction and back to life.
Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, started AA and spread it all over the country. For over 50 years people have used the 12-steps for every kind of addiction. It works for some, but it doesn’t change the withdrawal. Withdrawal is the biggest issue for most when getting sober. Most people who don’t make it in recovery, say it was because of the withdrawal. What if you could skip the withdrawal symptoms and go back to life instead of rehab? Would you be more willing to quit with that in mind? Of course you would. How can we expect to heal our brains when we are in withdrawal. Why not address the withdrawal symptoms first so we can concentrate mental part. If the body is in pain it will encourage us to do anything to feel better, but if the body is okay, we can start to work with the mind more efficiently. By the way, Bill Wilson died asking for another drink. It leaves us wondering why we have adopted the 12-steps when they didn’t work for the founder. I’m not saying it wrong to use a 12-step, it works for some, but it has an overall rate of success between 2% and 18%. Many people have tried countless times with the same result (definition of Insanity). So we convince people or require people to use a system that is proven over and over not to work. How can we expect a different result? Yet, the people that have used kratom, at least from this shop, are having a success rate of over 90%.
Something I hear all the time is, “I got some at the head shop down the road and it didn’t help at all. That’s because head shops and tobacco huts are trying to make a quick dollar and aren’t able to tell you one thing about kratom, its quality, and how to use it to quit. It has to be taken the right way and at the right time to give you results that are effective. We specialize in kratom and addiction. I invite anyone who has a drug problem or knows someone that does, to come in and talk to us and if need be we will get you started for free, just so you can really see what it will do for you. I would suggest that even if you don’t get your kratom from us, do yourself a favor and research the company you buy from to see what others have said about their products. Come in and sit down and we will tell you the real story about kratom and what it can do for you. Kratom is used for 100’s of reasons successfully, regardless what the government will tell you. The list of things Kratom works for is long and growing.