Is Kratom a Drug?
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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…

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4. Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat: Human Evolution and Psychoactive Plants, Scratching the Surface of Kratom History, and Kratom Alkaloids

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This episode, Dr. Jon and I use the journal article "Following the Roots of Kratom" published in 2015 by BioMed Research International as a jumping off point to talk about…

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32. Angie Childs

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Angie Childs says the road to her addiction started with an abusive childhood. She was first prescribed demerol as a teenager for PTSD-related migraines. After several years of opiate addiction…

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31. Jacob Ringstad

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Jacob Ringstad never liked opiates. But at 18 he was diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease. At 19 he was injured in car accidents. This would lead to over a decade…

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28. 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…

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