Kratom is a relatively new drug in United States but it has a long established history of abuse in many other parts of the World. People have a misconception that the drug is safe as it has been in use as a herbal product for relieving the pain. However, the results of the research data are on the contrary. The drug has high addictive potential and can prove to be very harmful to the person. This has produced many advocates, supporting the ban on the drug in the US. Euphoric and pleasant feelings are associated with the use of the drug, which have led to its wide misuse by the people. Once the tolerance develops, the user craves for more of the drug at more frequent intervals. The body can soon become dependent on the drug and intense withdrawal symptoms begin to appear within a few hours duration when the drug is not consumed. Addiction can develop within a duration of few weeks, which then requires proper treatment in rehabilitation centers for recovery. There have been many reported cases of deaths due to overdose. As the mechanism of action of Kratom is similar to opiates, the overdose can be just as much lethal for the patient.