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255 Pages of First-Hand Kratom Consumer Experiences

Thousands of comments posted to various pages of KratomScience.com from 2014 – 2021 reflected first-hand experiences with the consumption of kratom. Commenters independently found KratomScience.com and shared their experiences without solicitation. Though users can comment anonymously under different usernames and IP addresses, efforts were made to group together multiple comments made under the same email …

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82. Jakub Zientala of the European Kratom Alliance

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Kratom Science Podcast
82. Jakub Zientala of the European Kratom Alliance
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Jakub Zientala, originally from Poland and residing in the Netherlands, calls himself a European at heart and soul. He holds degrees in European and Internaitonal Law and public policy, and he curently serves as EU and Government relations manager for the newly formed European Kratom Alliance. Kratom is already banned in many major European countries …

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Pennsylvania House Democrats Compare Kratom to Heroin in Pseudoscientific Tweet

On May 2nd, the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee @PADemPolicy posted on Twitter that it was “in Allentown with @RepSchlossberg for a roundtable on the Evolving Epidemic: Opioids and Treatment Options.” Then in a reply to this tweet, wrote “Kratom is widely available but suppresses breathing much the same way as heroin.” As anyone who …

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Journal Club #31: A Kratom Guide for Healthcare Providers

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #31: A Kratom Guide for Healthcare Providers
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Perhaps the most important paper Dr. Jon and Brian have covered so far, “Understanding Kratom: A Guide for Healthcare Providers” is a comprehensive introduction to kratom for those who provide direct care to kratom consumers, such as physicians or mental health specialists. In this paper spearheaded by past Kratom Science Podcast guest, Dr. Marc Swogger, …

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81. Dr. Kirsten Smith of NIDA Returns

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

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80. Everything Kratom Podcast Host Jamie

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Kratom Science Podcast
80. Everything Kratom Podcast Host Jamie
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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 …

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79. Writer Morgan Godvin on Kratom and Life After Incarceration

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

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75. Founder of “Never Use Alone” Mike Brown

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

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73. Working with ENCOD and 14 years of Successful Kratom Use with Baylen Greever

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Kratom Science Podcast
73. Working with ENCOD and 14 years of Successful Kratom Use with Baylen Greever
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Baylen Greever grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. His family moved to Belgium during his high school years. He later got involved with the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policy (ENCOD) and introduced kratom to its founder, the late Joep Ooman. Baylen worked in particular with Friends of the Coca Leaf, to provide education …

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Study: Mitragynine does not rely on its metabolism into 7-hydroxymitragynine to produce pain relieving effects

In a new study by the team at University of Florida, scientists found that the metabolite 7-hydroxymitragynine does not account for the pain-relieving effects of its parent alkaloid, mitragynine (Berthold et al., 2021). Here we investigated the hotplate antinociception, pharmacokinetics, and tissue distribution of mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine at equianalgesic oral doses in…mice to determine the …

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