Hmm I find kava kava useful in immediate situations that you don't have time to prepare for. But it lasts for only 30 minutes, so it seems to be good for things like getting out the door, or getting to school, basically taking the first step kind of thing. Wears off fast, so you will have to face some fears though. Kava does feel like it is sort of toxic to me. When I've done detoxes, sometimes I get the effect of kava and the taste of it in my mouth... Also I feel car sick during car rides after taking it
Kona Kava powder works for me, so I don't know what the guy above me ordered. The powder version works, but the pastes from kona kava do NOTHING... Beware of that.