Viceland - Tonic by Meg Charlton

Viceland - Tonic by Meg Charlton

Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia. Its a traditional medicine used to reduce pain, and it's been studied in recent years as a means of treating opiate addiction. There is a growing community of kratom users across the United States, but the DEA moved to list it as a Schedule 1 narcotic in December. VICE went to House of Kava in Brooklyn to learn more about this controversial remedy.