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99. Bridget Williams on Surviving Pain, Homelessness, and Heroin on the Streets of NYC

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99. Bridget Williams on Surviving Pain, Homelessness, and Heroin on the Streets of NYC
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Bridget Williams tells us she was “disabled from birth”. She was born with uniplegic cerebral palsy to a mother in active alcoholism. She was sexually assaulted as a teenager at a boarding school that she subsequently ran away from prior to graduating. At 16 she was kicked out of her home, lived on the streets …

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89. Journalist Joanna Bernstein on Kratom as Harm Reduction and M.A.T.

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89. Journalist Joanna Bernstein on Kratom as Harm Reduction and M.A.T.
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Joanna Bernstein is a writer originally from Pittsburgh who now resides in Oregon. In 2014 Joanna had a painful bacterial infection that started her on opiates. She eventually developed an addiction and wrote about her experience with recovery in a “3/4 house” in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. Later she would nearly relapse after being denied pain …

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Interview with International Drug Policy and Harm Reduction Expert Pascal Tanguay

This interview is the text version of the audio episode #66 of the Kratom Science Podcast, posted December 2, 2021. It’s been lightly edited for clarity in reading. Pascal Tanguay is originally from Montreal, Canada and has been living in Thailand for 20 years studying issues around people who use drugs, international and Southeast Asian …

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75. Founder of “Never Use Alone” Mike Brown

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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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66. Pascal Tanguay, Drug Policy Expert Talks About Kratom in Thailand

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66. Pascal Tanguay, Drug Policy Expert Talks About Kratom in Thailand
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Kratom Science is very grateful to bring you this interview with Pascal Tanguay. For 20 years, Pascal has been working on harm reduction policies in Southeast Asia and in Thailand where he lives. Pascal is a bottomless well of knowledge on the history of drug policy and kratom. He’s worked with the International Drug Policy …

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Interview with Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz on Toxicology and Advocacy by Scientists for Better Drug Policy

Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz is a toxicologist from Germany who in 2021 testified for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 44th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD). There, Dr. Steinmetz gave the case for why kratom should be kept legal. As a member for the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies (ENCOD), he is …

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62. Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz, Toxicologist Who Testified at the WHO Hearing on Kratom

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62. Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz, Toxicologist Who Testified at the WHO Hearing on Kratom
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Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz is a senior toxicologist from Germany and an outspoken advocate for harm reduction and science-based, rational drug policy. On October 11, 2021, representing the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies, Dr. Steinmetz testified against kratom prohibition for the World Health Organization’s 44th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence . Dr. …

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61. Ethan Nadelmann, Drug Policy Alliance Founder and Host of “PSYCHOACTIVE”

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61. Ethan Nadelmann, Drug Policy Alliance Founder and Host of "PSYCHOACTIVE"
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PSYCHOACTIVE with Ethan Nadelmann https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/psychoactive?selected=HSW1919502170My guest is one of the major critics of the War on Drugs and an advocate for science-based harm reduction policy. He is founder of the Drug Policy Alliance, an organization that’s been instrumental in marijuana legalization, and helped solicit comments for the 2016 fight to keep kratom legal, among other …

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58. New York Times Bestselling Author Maia Szalavitz on harm reduction, addiction, and her new book “Undoing Drugs”

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58. New York Times Bestselling Author Maia Szalavitz on harm reduction, addiction, and her new book "Undoing Drugs"
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Maia Szalavitz is a journalist and New York Times bestselling author who has written about drugs, addiction, and neuroscience for 30 years. Today she talks with host Brian Gallagher about her new book, Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction, why drug policy has failed, how policy based on …

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The Untold Truth Behind Harm Reduction Centers and Kratom

On Wednesday July 7, the Governor of Rhode Island, Dan McKee, signed a historic bill to legalize the first safe drug consumption site (SCS) in the country. The two-year pilot program will allow individuals to use pre-obtained drugs under the careful guidance of trained professionals. Kratom, on the other hand, remains banned in the state. …

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