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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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23. Social Scientist and Psychologist, Dr. Marc Swogger

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23. Social Scientist and Psychologist, Dr. Marc Swogger
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My guest is Dr. Marc Swogger from 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 kratom.  Studies discussed in this interview: Marc T. Swogger, Elaine Hart, …

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22. An Artist’s Outlet: Suzette Prutsok’s Kratom Story

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22. An Artist's Outlet: Suzette Prutsok's Kratom Story
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My guest is Suzette Prutsok from Southern California. Suzette is an abstract artist and screenwriter. She was addicted to opiates for years, and after a couple attempts, got sober and made a profound change in her life with the help of kratom. This is Suzette Prutsok, and this is her kratom story. Suzette Prutsok’s art …

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20. The Road to Recovery and Micro-dosing with Jennifer Van Blunk

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20. The Road to Recovery and Micro-dosing with Jennifer Van Blunk
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Jennifer Van Blunk is a Philly pastry chef. Years ago her dream of a career in the military was cut short due to an injury. After being discharged from the Navy, she took opiates for the physical and emotional pain for years, until she got to the point where, in her words, “I was literally …

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

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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 his …

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17. Can You Grow Kratom at Home? With Justin Sykes

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17. Can You Grow Kratom at Home? With Justin Sykes
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My guest is Justin Sykes, also known as TurtleTodd. We talk about growing kratom at home. Justin was a former opiate addict who switched from Suboxone to kratom several years ago and never looked back. Music: Risey “Memories of Thailand” Written and produced by Brian Gallagher for KratomScience.com

15. Marketing in a Kratom-Restrictive World with Wade Harman

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15. Marketing in a Kratom-Restrictive World with Wade Harman
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My guest is Wade Harman from Richlands, Virginia. Wade is a former coal miner, now a freelance writer, kratom consumer of 18 years, and host of the podcast The Botanical Resistance. We talk about FDA links to big pharma, marketing in a kratom-restrictive social media world, and how Wade survived an opiate addiction with the …

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