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This study is to identify the knowledge, understanding and awareness of secondary school students in Kedah and Perlis about the dangers of kratom abuse. The methodology of this study is in the form of field using survey method (questionnaire form) conducted on secondary school students in Kedah and Perlis in the number of samples who answered the questionnaire is a total of 1696 people (36 schools in Kedah and 9 schools in Perlis which is the highest case schools involved with kratom). The results of this study show that the pattern of knowledge and understanding of students in Kedah and Perlis expressed uncertainty about kratom. Similarly, the findings also show the pattern of awareness of students in Kedah and Perlis stated that they are aware that the abuse of kratom has adverse effects. Therefore, based on the results of the study, the authorities such as teachers who are closest to students other than parents provide information for them to know and understand the dangers of kratom abuse while always alerting them with accurate information from the right source from time to current in helping school students to overcome kratom abuse.