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Is Kratom a Drug?

Is kratom a drug, a medicinal herb, a dietary supplement, a “safe food”, a tea? These terms have a whole lot to do with social perception, a little to do with legal issues, and nothing to do with science. Kratom is a shrub that grows natively in Southeast Asia. Botanically, kratom comes from the Rubiaceae …

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Journal Club with Dr Jonathan Cachat #3: Kratom Addiction, Listener Mail, and Elephants on LSD

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr Jonathan Cachat #3: Kratom Addiction, Listener Mail, and Elephants on LSD
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Dr. Jon Cachat and I talk about the article “Kratom instrumentalization for severe pain self-treatment resulting in addiction – A case report of acute and chronic subjective effects” – This is an open access article that you can read for free https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7378692/ Müller, E., Hillemacher, T., & Müller, C. P. (2020). Kratom instrumentalization for severe …

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19. Making a Dangerous Workplace More Safe with Matt Catlin

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
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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18. Defeating A Heroin Addiction: Chad G’s Inspiring Kratom Story

Kratom Science Podcast
Kratom Science Podcast
18. Defeating A Heroin Addiction: Chad G's Inspiring Kratom Story
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My guest is Chad G. Chad suffered through a 6 year opiate addiction that threatened his life and career. Twice, he nearly died of a heroin overdose. This dark period of Chad’s life came to an end when, he says, he discovered kratom and never looked back. Now he’s engaged to be married and runs …

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Banning Drugs is Anti-Science, Anti-Health, and Anti-Social

“Thankfully now, this is legal. The whole idea of Schedule 1, I think, is going to go away. How bizarre is that? That these molecules are ‘evil’. Please, come on!” That is a direct quote from celebrity addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky on his new YouTube podcast, “Dr. Drew After Dark”, recorded in California …

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