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55. Dr. Kirsten Smith of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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55. Dr. Kirsten Smith of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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Dr. Kirsten Smith is a post-doc fellow at National Institute on Drug Abuse. With a background in social work and working with communities with substance use disorder, Dr. Smith was instrumental in introducing kratom research to NIDA’s Intramural Research Program, where she works in the in the Real-world Assessment, Prediction, and Treatment Unit. Dr. Smith …

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Journal Club #21: Heroin to Buprenorphine to Kratom in Appalachia

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Journal Club #21: Heroin to Buprenorphine to Kratom in Appalachia
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Study examined in this episode: Smith, K. E., Bunting, A. M., Walker, R., Hall, M. T., Grundmann, O., & Castillo, O. (2019). Non-Prescribed Buprenorphine Use Mediates the Relationship between Heroin Use and Kratom Use among a Sample of Polysubstance Users. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 51(4), 311–322. https://doi.org/10.1080/02791072.2019.1597224Pubmed link https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30961450/ Link to all studies covered on …

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51. Heroin, Kratom, and Comedy with David Oakley

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51. Heroin, Kratom, and Comedy with David Oakley
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David Oakley is a stand up comedian from Atlanta. Previously addicted to heroin, Dave discovered kratom and it changed his life. He became active in kratom advocacy and attended the historic protest in Washington, DC in 2016 that helped keep kratom legal. Later, Dave began a career in stand-up comedy and moved to the small …

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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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Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat #1

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Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat #1
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Dr. Jonathan Cachat joins Kratom Science Podcast host Brian Gallagher to talk about kratom research. Each episode we pick a study about kratom published in a peer-reviewed journal. This week we discuss “Patterns and Reasons for Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) Use among Current and Former Opioid Poly-Drug Users” published in Journal of Ethnopharmacology, March 2020. Full …

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30. Dr. Darshan Singh, University of Science in Malaysia

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30. Dr. Darshan Singh, University of Science in Malaysia
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My guest is Dr. Darshan Singh from the Center for Drug Research at the University of Science in Malaysia. Dr. Singh studies substance abuse, addiction treatment, and harm reduction. He has conducted multiple studies of kratom consumers, and has found kratom in its pure form to be a safe and effective way to decrease substance …

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27. Rodeo Riding Leads to Chronic Pain to Addiction to Recovery w/ Stephanie Van Dyke

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27. Rodeo Riding Leads to Chronic Pain to Addiction to Recovery w/ Stephanie Van Dyke
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Stephanie Van Dyke was on her way to a professional career in rodeo horse riding, until she had an accident, which would give her chronic pain for the rest of her life. As a result, she got prescribed and hooked on opiate pain pills. Her opiate addiction took 10 years away from her life and …

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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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