addiction

43. Kratom Addiction w. Dr Cornel Stanciu and Dr. Thomas Penders

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43. Kratom Addiction w. Dr Cornel Stanciu and Dr. Thomas Penders
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My guests are two addiction psychiatrists, Dr. Cornel Stanciu and Dr. Thomas Penders. I responded to their webinar in episode 38. I thought they overstated the dangers of kratom and wondered why you’d prescribe buprenorphine for kratom withdrawals. We talk about that, and the topic of kratom addiction and addiction in general. Studies referenced to …

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42. Why We Consume Cannabis, Psychedelics, and Kratom with Dr. Zach Walsh

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42. Why We Consume Cannabis, Psychedelics, and Kratom with Dr. Zach Walsh
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Dr. Zach Walsh is a cannabis expert and psychology professor at University of British Columbia, where he was named 2020 Researcher of the Year in Health. We talk about kratom, cannabis, and psychedelics and their therapeutic, recreational, and medical use. Music: Risey “Memories of Thailand” Written and produced by Brian Gallagher for KratomScience.com

40. Dr. Oliver Grundmann

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40. Dr. Oliver Grundmann
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Dr. Oliver Grundmann is a Clinical Associate Professor with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a masters’ in Forensic Toxicology, and expert in the study of kratom. University of Florida College of Pharmacy, where Dr. Grundmann works, has been a recipient of nearly $7 million in NIDA grants in 2018 and 2019 for the study …

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8. Journal Club: Kratom Tea for Opioid Dependence in Mice

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8. Journal Club: Kratom Tea for Opioid Dependence in Mice
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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. …

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39. Recovery in the UK with Paul W.

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39. Recovery in the UK with Paul W.
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Paul W was prescribed hydrocodone following a car accident… the beginning of a long journey with opioid pain pills. Living in Florida during the golden age of pill mills (early 2000s) didn’t help. After addiction, recovery, and relapse Paul moved to Italy where he met his future husband. They moved to England where Paul relapsed …

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7. Journal Club: Kratom Use and Mental Health w/ Dr. Marc Swogger and Dr. Jonathan Cachat

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7. Journal Club: Kratom Use and Mental Health w/ Dr. Marc Swogger and Dr. Jonathan Cachat
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Host Brian Gallagher and Dr. Jonathan Cachat welcome Dr. Marc Swogger, social scientist and clinical psychologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center to discuss his 2018 article published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence “Kratom Use and Mental Health: A Systematic Review”. Along with co-author Zach Walsh, Dr. Swogger looked at all the literature published …

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Is Kratom a Drug?

Is kratom a drug, a medicinal herb, a dietary supplement, a “safe food”, a tea? These terms have a whole lot to do with social perception, a little to do with legal issues, and nothing to do with science. Kratom is a shrub that grows natively in Southeast Asia. Botanically, kratom comes from the Rubiaceae …

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38. Psychiatrists Overstate the Dangers of Kratom

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38. Psychiatrists Overstate the Dangers of Kratom
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In a recent webinar, psychiatrists describe kratom as dangerous with lethal overdose and toxicity potential. Using the studies they cite, Brian Gallagher explains why the dose of mitragyinine to establish LD50 in mice is far beyond the levels consumed in leaf and even extracted kratom, and why one investigation into coroners’ reports disproved claims of …

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