addiction

81. Dr. Kirsten Smith of NIDA Returns

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
81. Dr. Kirsten Smith of NIDA Returns
/

Dr. Kirsten Smith of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) joins us once again to talk about an upcoming comprehensive study that will include a detailed nationwide survey, testing of kratom samples, and testing select individual kratom consumers. We also cover several papers that Dr. Smith led or co-authored that have been published since her …

81. Dr. Kirsten Smith of NIDA Returns Read More »

80. Everything Kratom Podcast Host Jamie

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
80. Everything Kratom Podcast Host Jamie
/

Jamie is the host of Everything Kratom Podcast that started in the fall of 2021. The podcast features shorter episodes about different strains of kratom and Jamie’s thoughts on kratom related issues, but also longer episodes with conversations with guests. We talk about why he started the podcast, why there should be more podcasts with …

80. Everything Kratom Podcast Host Jamie Read More »

79. Writer Morgan Godvin on Kratom and Life After Incarceration

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
79. Writer Morgan Godvin on Kratom and Life After Incarceration
/

Morgan Godvin was a heroin user for five years before being convicted and sentenced to five years in prison on federal “delivery resulting in death” charges after a close friend died of an overdose. Morgan began writing in prison and published her first piece while still behind bars. Upon being released to a halfway house …

79. Writer Morgan Godvin on Kratom and Life After Incarceration Read More »

77. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 2

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
77. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 2
/

UPDATE: INTRO ADDED.we wanted to clarify that we support the AKA’s lobbying efforts. In Part 2 (see Episode 76 for Part 1), discuss Susan Ash’s exit from the AKA, the motivations behind it, and her response to the allegations against her. We’ll also get into the importance of a media campaign in expanding kratom knowledge, …

77. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 2 Read More »

76. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 1

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
76. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 1
/

Susan Ash discovered kratom in 2010 after suffering from the effects of Lyme Disease, which she believes she contracted spending years in the forest as part of her education in environmental and forest preservation work. A few years later, it was apparent kratom consumers needed an advocacy organization as some states had banned the plant …

76. Susan Ash, Founder of the American Kratom Association, Part 1 Read More »

75. Founder of “Never Use Alone” Mike Brown

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
75. Founder of "Never Use Alone" Mike Brown
/

“NO JUDGEMENT, NO SHAMING, NO PREACHING, JUST LOVE! (800) 484-3731 If you are going to use by yourself, call us! You will be asked for your first name, location, and the number you are calling from. An operator will stay on the line with you while you use. If you stop responding after using, the …

75. Founder of “Never Use Alone” Mike Brown Read More »

67. Martial Arts/Boxing Trainer Dru Clay on Athlete Psychology, Dealing with Pain, and Safe Use

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
67. Martial Arts/Boxing Trainer Dru Clay on Athlete Psychology, Dealing with Pain, and Safe Use
/

Dru Clay, named after legendary comic Andrew “Dice” Clay, grew up in a rough area of Modesto, California. That necessitated a need for self protection, that Dru ound in martial arts. Dru competed in tournaments growing up, studied sports medicine and psychology, and became a boxing trainer. Because of the constant physical pain endured by …

67. Martial Arts/Boxing Trainer Dru Clay on Athlete Psychology, Dealing with Pain, and Safe Use Read More »

66. Pascal Tanguay, Drug Policy Expert Talks About Kratom in Thailand

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
66. Pascal Tanguay, Drug Policy Expert Talks About Kratom in Thailand
/

Kratom Science is very grateful to bring you this interview with Pascal Tanguay. For 20 years, Pascal has been working on harm reduction policies in Southeast Asia and in Thailand where he lives. Pascal is a bottomless well of knowledge on the history of drug policy and kratom. He’s worked with the International Drug Policy …

66. Pascal Tanguay, Drug Policy Expert Talks About Kratom in Thailand Read More »

Interview with Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz on Toxicology and Advocacy by Scientists for Better Drug Policy

Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz is a toxicologist from Germany who in 2021 testified for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 44th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD). There, Dr. Steinmetz gave the case for why kratom should be kept legal. As a member for the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies (ENCOD), he is …

Interview with Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz on Toxicology and Advocacy by Scientists for Better Drug Policy Read More »

65. Claudia Merandi, Pain Patient Advocate and Author

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
65. Claudia Merandi, Pain Patient Advocate and Author
/

Hulu’s final episode of Dopesick aired yesterday. “I cancelled my Hulu account,” says my guest, Claudia Merandi. “I called it Dopesickening. Hollywood had to profit off the pain community… I refuse to watch.” Claudia Merandi has suffered from Chrohn’s disease since she was a child, as documented in her book Crohn’s: The Other ‘C’ Word: …

65. Claudia Merandi, Pain Patient Advocate and Author Read More »