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

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Journal Club #8: 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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Journal Club #7: Kratom Use and Mental Health w/ Dr. Marc Swogger and Dr. Jonathan Cachat

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Journal Club #7: 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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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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Journal Club w/ Dr. Jonathan Cachat #5: Mitragynine Study in Rats Leads to Interesting Conclusions

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Journal Club w/ Dr. Jonathan Cachat #5: Mitragynine Study in Rats Leads to Interesting Conclusions
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Dr. Cachat and I talk about a study that tested rats with morphine, mitragynine, naloxone, buprenorphine, and rimonabant, and measured responses based on food-reinforcement training. The study concluded “The findings suggest that MG does not induce physiological dependence but can alleviate the physical symptoms associated with morphine withdrawal”. We talk about how the rats are …

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Study: Pure mitragynine “does not induce physiological dependence” in rats, treated morphine withdrawal more efficiently than buprenorphine

Article Citation with Link to Full Text Harun N, Johari IS, Mansor SM, Shoaib M. Assessing physiological dependence and withdrawal potential of mitragynine using schedule-controlled behaviour in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2020;237(3):855-867. doi:10.1007/s00213-019-05418-6 Summary by KratomScience Rats were studied in two separate experiments: Experiment 1: Observing withdrawal in rats given morphine vs. rats given mitragynine Three …

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