23. Social Scientist and Psychologist, Dr. Marc Swogger

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
23. Social Scientist and Psychologist, Dr. Marc Swogger

My guest is Dr. Marc Swogger from the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Swogger is a social scientist and psychologist who studies substance use. He has co-authored multiple studies on the individual and public health effects of the use of kratom. 

Studies discussed in this interview:

Marc T. Swogger, Elaine Hart, Fire Erowid, Earth Erowid, Nicole Trabold, Kaila Yee, Kimberly A. Parkhurst, Brittany M. Priddy & Zach Walsh (2015) Experiences of Kratom Users: A Qualitative Analysis, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 47:5, 360-367, DOI: 10.1080/02791072.2015.1096434

Coe MA, Pillitteri JL, Sembower MA, Gerlach KK, Henningfield JE. Kratom as a substitute for opioids: Results from an online survey. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019;202:24‐32. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.05.005 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31284119/

Swogger MT, Walsh Z. Kratom use and mental health: A systematic review. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018;183:134‐140. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.10.012 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29248691/

Prozialeck WC, Avery BA, Boyer EW, et al. Kratom policy: The challenge of balancing therapeutic potential with public safety. Int J Drug Policy. 2019;70:70‐77. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.05.003 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0955395919301252?via%3Dihu

Grundmann O, Brown PN, Henningfield J, Swogger M, Walsh Z. The therapeutic potential of kratom. Addiction. 2018;113(10):1951‐1953. doi:10.1111/add.14371 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/add.1437

Singh D, Narayanan S, Suraya S, et al. Public Perceptions toward Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) Use in Malaysia [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 10]. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2020;1‐7. doi:10.1080/02791072.2020.1738603 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32153252/

Saref A, Suraya S, Singh D, et al. Self-Report Data on Regular Consumption of Illicit Drugs and HIV Risk Behaviors after Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa korth.) Initiation among Illicit Drug Users in Malaysia [published online ahead of print, 2019 Nov 4]. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2019;1‐7. doi:10.1080/02791072.2019.1686553 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31682782

Singh D, Müller CP, Vicknasingam BK, Mansor SM. Social Functioning of Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) Users in Malaysia. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2015;47(2):125‐131. doi:10.1080/02791072.2015.1012610 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25950592/

Eggleston W, Stoppacher R, Suen K, Marraffa JM, Nelson LS. Kratom Use and Toxicities in the United States. Pharmacotherapy. 2019;39(7):775‐777. doi:10.1002/phar.2280 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31099038/

Grundmann O, Brown PN, Boyer EW, et al. Critique of “Kratom Use and Toxicities in the United States”. Pharmacotherapy. 2019;39(11):1119‐1120. doi:10.1002/phar.2336 https://accpjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/phar.2336

Kratom Science blog post on Jack Henningfield’s initial statement about “Kratom Use and Toxicities in the United States” https://www.kratomscience.com/2019/07/17/widely-publicized-report-on-poison-control-calls-about-kratom-is-flawed-says-kratom-expert/

Music: Risey, “Memories of Thailand”

Written and produced by Brian Gallagher for KratomScience.com

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