When I was 23 years old, I entered the darkest time in my life. I had no idea it would happen, but I found myself completely hooked on opiate pain killers to soothe the grief of losing my mother. I had no business taking them, I wasn’t prescribed them, yet they still found their way into my life and completely took my entire life over. After spending 10’s of thousands of dollars a year on them, battling through countless periods of withdrawal, relapses,, and a horrific addiction AND dependence on opioids — I finally found Kratom through my longtime friends John & Bella. With the usage of the stuff I got from their website I was able to slowly, over several months, wean myself down to complete independence from opiates. Aside from using Kratom (which acts like a mild opiate agonist, but is a natural plant), I found that creating a positive structure in my life was ESSENTIAL to staying off of painkillers. Consistent exercise, martial arts, weight lifting, and positive relationships rebuilt my life from scratch, and I’ve been opiate free for nearly 8 years. This was by no means an easy process, however without the loving support of my friends, family, John, Bella, and my entire group of fitness friends, I simply would not be here today.