Kratom, Imodium, and the Strict Father Regulation Machine

Brooks Park
6 min readFeb 10, 2018

Recently the FDA has released a warning about Imodium, the over the counter (OTC) diarrhea medicine. What was long known in opioid using subcultures as “poor man’s methadone” is just recently coming to the attention of the FDA. I first encountered the phrase in Jim Hogshire’s underground classic Opium for the Masses in the late 1990s, although the book was first published in 1994.

Another warning issued by the FDA is against Kratom, a naturally growing tree indigenous to Thailand. They have interfered with free commerce by seizing…

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Brooks Park

Mystical Hedonist; Drug Geek; Psychonaut. Prone to irreverent social commentary.