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55. Dr. Kirsten Smith of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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55. Dr. Kirsten Smith of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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Dr. Kirsten Smith is a post-doc fellow at National Institute on Drug Abuse. With a background in social work and working with communities with substance use disorder, Dr. Smith was instrumental in introducing kratom research to NIDA’s Intramural Research Program, where she works in the in the Real-world Assessment, Prediction, and Treatment Unit. Dr. Smith …

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Journal Club #21: Heroin to Buprenorphine to Kratom in Appalachia

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Journal Club #21: Heroin to Buprenorphine to Kratom in Appalachia
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Study examined in this episode: Smith, K. E., Bunting, A. M., Walker, R., Hall, M. T., Grundmann, O., & Castillo, O. (2019). Non-Prescribed Buprenorphine Use Mediates the Relationship between Heroin Use and Kratom Use among a Sample of Polysubstance Users. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 51(4), 311–322. https://doi.org/10.1080/02791072.2019.1597224Pubmed link https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30961450/ Link to all studies covered on …

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A Mississippi Task Force is Spreading Propaganda Across the State to Ban Kratom

“We can’t arrest our way out of this.” Tammy Reynolds spoke those words on August 15, 2017 in a packed courtroom in the town of Columbus, in Lowndes County, Mississippi. Recently promoted to the rank of captain in the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN), Reynolds was there to speak about the opioid epidemic along with …

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