This week we look at a study by a team from University of Florida called “Lyophilized Kratom Tea as a Therapeutic Option for Opioid Dependence”. The science is catching up with what thousands of kratom consumers are saying — that kratom can be a safe and effective harm reduction tool for opioid withdrawal and dependence. In 2018 and 2019, University of Florida College of Pharmacy received close to $7 million in grants from the National Institutes on Drug Abuse to study kratom.
Study discussed in this episode: Wilson LL, Harris HM, Eans SO, Brice-Tutt AC, Cirino TJ, Stacy HM, Simons CA, León F, Sharma A, Boyer EW, Avery BA, McLaughlin JP, McCurdy CR. Lyophilized Kratom Tea as a Therapeutic Option for Opioid Dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Sep 22;216:108310. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108310. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33017752.
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