depression

Teenager Attempts Suicide by Swallowing 45 Kratom Capsules

In a 2020 case report, a teenage girl intentionally overdosed on 45 kratom capsules (500mg each = 22.5 grams or 4/5 ounce). After suffering from severe depression, the 15 year old obtained the capsules from her father, and swallowed them in an attempted suicide. On exam, patient complained of dry mouth, dizziness, restlessness, palpitations, nausea, …

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32. A Light at the End of the Tunnel with Angie Childs

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32. A Light at the End of the Tunnel with 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 and two near-death experiences, Angie found the strength to get sober. She has found kratom to be a powerful tool both to stay off opiates …

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Interview with Marc Swogger, University of Rochester social scientist

An audio version of this interview can be found here. Dr. Marc Swogger is an associate professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Swogger is a social scientist and psychologist who studies substance use. He has co-authored multiple studies on the individual and public health effects of the use of …

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21. Melting Away Anxiety with Mike Rumble

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21. Melting Away Anxiety with Mike Rumble
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Mike Rumble is from Welland, Ontario Canada working in a grocery story on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. He takes kratom for anxiety and depression. He’s also an video game streamer and he has a great mic. He talks about kratom legality and of course his own kratom story.

19. Making a Dangerous Workplace More Safe with Matt Catlin

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19. Making a Dangerous Workplace More Safe with Matt Catlin
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My guest is Matt Catlin, from Long Island, NY. Matt is an HVAC technician. He takes kratom to deal with chronic pain from work related injuries. He says kratom deals with pain in a way that allows him to stay focused in a workplace that’s often dangerous. Last summer we featured Matt as part of …

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16. The Navy’s Issue with Kratom… with Andy Knowles

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16. The Navy's Issue with Kratom... with Andy Knowles
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My guest is Andy Knowles. He is a Chief Gunners Mate who was recently kicked out of the United States Navy after a 15 year career, just for using kratom. Andy lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Stephanie. This is his kratom story… Music: Brendan Behan ” Who Fears to Speak of Easter Week …

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13. Drew Turner: Injured Veteran Turned Kratom Documentary Filmmaker

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13. Drew Turner: Injured Veteran Turned Kratom Documentary Filmmaker
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My guest is Drew Turner. Drew is a kratom activist and consumer who appeared in the documentary A Leaf of Faith. He is a Navy veteran, and As a result of his service, Drew suffers from PTSD, Meige syndrome, and has recently completed chemotherapy. He drinks kratom tea as a part of his wellness routine. …

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5. Kratom in Your Own Backyard with Michael Carr

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5. Kratom in Your Own Backyard with Michael Carr
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My guest this week is Michael Carr. He’s originally from Philadelphia and currently resides in Jacksonville Florida. Michael takes kratom for anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. He’s growing his own Rifat kratom tree in his backyard, and hopes to one day grow enough kratom at home for a personal supply. For more information on all …

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