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28. The Importance of Public Policy with Neuroscientist, Dr. Jonathan Cachat

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
28. The Importance of Public Policy with Neuroscientist, Dr. Jonathan Cachat
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Dr. Jonathan Cachat is a neuroscientist and expert in psychopharmacology, who has extensively studied the effects of psychoactive substances on zebrafish. Dr. Cachat was involved in pioneering the first ever cannabis lab technician program at Hocking College in Ohio. He is currently involved in digitizing pre-prohibition research for the Cannabis Museum in Cincinnati. Dr. Cachat …

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27. Rodeo Riding Leads to Chronic Pain to Addiction to Recovery w/ Stephanie Van Dyke

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
27. Rodeo Riding Leads to Chronic Pain to Addiction to Recovery w/ Stephanie Van Dyke
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Stephanie Van Dyke was on her way to a professional career in rodeo horse riding, until she had an accident, which would give her chronic pain for the rest of her life. As a result, she got prescribed and hooked on opiate pain pills. Her opiate addiction took 10 years away from her life and …

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26. Scars: How 20+ Surgeries Led to the Revelation That is Kratom

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
26. Scars: How 20+ Surgeries Led to the Revelation That is Kratom
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My guest is Scars Hernandez from Dayton Ohio. Scars earned his name from over 20 surgeries in his lifetime. In 2018, after years of being addicted to pills, he found kratom..He’s now active in the movement to keep kratom legal in Ohio. This is Scars, and this is his kratom story… Music: Risey “Memories of …

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25. Living with Degenerative Disk Disease: Misty Brown’s Story

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
25. Living with Degenerative Disk Disease: Misty Brown's Story
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Misty Brown was diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease in 2008 which led to an 11 year addiction to opiate painkillers. After being fired from pain management and detoxing, Misty watched the Netflix documentary A Leaf of Faith which she says changed her life. She found that kratom helped her live with her chronic pain from …

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24. Kratom Gave Me My Life Back with Kami Ann Davis

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
24. Kratom Gave Me My Life Back with Kami Ann Davis
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My guest is Kami Ann Davis. Kami was in a rafting accident in her 20s that led to a life of chronic pain.. She went on to become a nurse. The physical strain of nursing combined with the opioid medications for her chronic pain led her to search for an alternative. Kami discovered kratom has …

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23. Social Scientist and Psychologist, Dr. Marc Swogger

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

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22. An Artist’s Outlet: Suzette Prutsok’s Kratom Story

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
22. An Artist's Outlet: Suzette Prutsok's Kratom Story
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My guest is Suzette Prutsok from Southern California. Suzette is an abstract artist and screenwriter. She was addicted to opiates for years, and after a couple attempts, got sober and made a profound change in her life with the help of kratom. This is Suzette Prutsok, and this is her kratom story. Suzette Prutsok’s art …

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21. Melting Away Anxiety with Mike Rumble

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
21. Melting Away Anxiety with Mike Rumble
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Mike Rumble is from Welland, Ontario Canada working in a grocery story on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. He takes kratom for anxiety and depression. He’s also an video game streamer and he has a great mic. He talks about kratom legality and of course his own kratom story. Disclaimer: There is no content …

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20. The Road to Recovery and Micro-dosing with Jennifer Van Blunk

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Kratom Science Podcast
20. The Road to Recovery and Micro-dosing with Jennifer Van Blunk
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Jennifer Van Blunk is a Philly pastry chef. Years ago her dream of a career in the military was cut short due to an injury. After being discharged from the Navy, she took opiates for the physical and emotional pain for years, until she got to the point where, in her words, “I was literally …

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19. Making a Dangerous Workplace More Safe with Matt Catlin

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
19. Making a Dangerous Workplace More Safe with Matt Catlin
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My guest is Matt Catlin, from Long Island, NY. Matt is an HVAC technician. He takes kratom to deal with chronic pain from work related injuries. He says kratom deals with pain in a way that allows him to stay focused in a workplace that’s often dangerous. Last summer we featured Matt as part of …

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