Former kratom addict. Originally took interest in it for sleep and anxiety. It initially was a very strong high which not only helped my anxiety but made me feel great and dopey. Didnt really help sleep though. If aything even the more sedating strains still had stimulating qualities. Since the only info I could get on this plant was mostly r/kratom, I was under the impression it was generally safe and non addictive. (Btw anyone looking for the true safety profile of this somewhat unresearched plant, go to FB groups instead. Not a completely biased community there).
It got to the point where I didn't want to take anymore because it was just gross and crappy feeling, but I didn't know I was physically addicted and suddenly went through very painful physical withdrawls