opiate addiction

52. The Other Crime of the Century: State-Sanctioned Torture of Pain Patients w/ Dr. Thomas Kline

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52. The Other Crime of the Century: State-Sanctioned Torture of Pain Patients w/ Dr. Thomas Kline
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You may have seen HBO’s documentary The Crime of the Century about pharmaceutical companies influencing doctors to prescribe an abundance of pain medication. But there’s another story that may make for a sequel. CDC guidelines combined with DEA threats to doctors are now leaving chronic pain patients without the access to opioid pain medication that …

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39. Recovery in the UK with Paul W.

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39. Recovery in the UK with Paul W.
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Paul W was prescribed hydrocodone following a car accident… the beginning of a long journey with opioid pain pills. Living in Florida during the golden age of pill mills (early 2000s) didn’t help. After addiction, recovery, and relapse Paul moved to Italy where he met his future husband. They moved to England where Paul relapsed …

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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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31. A Kratom and Cannabis Success Story with Jacob Ringstad

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31. A Kratom and Cannabis Success Story with Jacob Ringstad
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Jacob Ringstad never liked opiates. But at 18 he was diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease. At 19 he was injured in car accidents. This would lead to over a decade of managing chronic pain with opiates. Three years ago Jacob decided to get sober for the sake of his daughter. Using kratom and cannabis, Jacob …

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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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29. Jorie Kotowsky: A Figure Skater’s Road to Recovery

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29. Jorie Kotowsky: A Figure Skater's Road to Recovery
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Jorie Kowtowsky had her first opiate prescription at 10 years old after suffering a figure skating injury. Many injuries, during her high school years and a bad car accident at age 24 left Jorie permanently disabled. Along with other traumatic events in her life, which led to PTSD, Jorie became an opiate addict. After a …

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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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26. Scars: How 20+ Surgeries Led to the Revelation That is Kratom

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26. Scars: How 20+ Surgeries Led to the Revelation That is Kratom
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My guest is Scars Hernandez from Dayton Ohio. Scars earned his name from over 20 surgeries in his lifetime. In 2018, after years of being addicted to pills, he found kratom..He’s now active in the movement to keep kratom legal in Ohio. This is Scars, and this is his kratom story… Music: Risey “Memories of …

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25. Living with Degenerative Disk Disease: Misty Brown’s Story

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25. Living with Degenerative Disk Disease: Misty Brown's Story
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Misty Brown was diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease in 2008 which led to an 11 year addiction to opiate painkillers. After being fired from pain management and detoxing, Misty watched the Netflix documentary A Leaf of Faith which she says changed her life. She found that kratom helped her live with her chronic pain from …

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