opioids

Plant Medicine: Cannabis, Kratom, and Psychedelics: An Interview with Dr. Zach Walsh

Audio version Kratom Science Podcast #42 KratomScience: Canada was one of the first countries to fully legalize cannabis. This was in 2018. Has there been an impact on the research that you can do in Canada because of legalization? Dr. Zach Walsh: Yes and no. The big moment for us with legalization and research really …

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Kratom and Alcoholism

Scientists have found evidence that kratom can help alleviate opioid withdrawal and cut down on cravings for recovering opiate addicts. Emerging research and experiential testimony indicates that kratom also cuts down on alcohol cravings and in some cases eliminates the desire to drink altogether. In a 2011 case study in European Psychiatry, researchers found “The …

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Journal Club #9: Speciofoline, the Understudied Alkaloid

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #9: Speciofoline, the Understudied Alkaloid
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A study on kratom’s chemical composition asks, what does the little-researched kratom alkaloid speciofoline do? And what are the implications for drug interactions and the differences in alkaloid content in kratom products? The brand new study published last week in Scientific Reports examined the chemical composition of 53 kratom products and divided them into two …

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40. Dr. Oliver Grundmann

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Kratom Science Podcast
40. Dr. Oliver Grundmann
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Dr. Oliver Grundmann is a Clinical Associate Professor with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a masters’ in Forensic Toxicology, and expert in the study of kratom. University of Florida College of Pharmacy, where Dr. Grundmann works, has been a recipient of nearly $7 million in NIDA grants in 2018 and 2019 for the study …

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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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Journal Club w/ Dr. Jonathan Cachat #5: Mitragynine Study in Rats Leads to Interesting Conclusions

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club w/ Dr. Jonathan Cachat #5: Mitragynine Study in Rats Leads to Interesting Conclusions
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Dr. Cachat and I talk about a study that tested rats with morphine, mitragynine, naloxone, buprenorphine, and rimonabant, and measured responses based on food-reinforcement training. The study concluded “The findings suggest that MG does not induce physiological dependence but can alleviate the physical symptoms associated with morphine withdrawal”. We talk about how the rats are …

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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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33. Pain Management for Interstitial Cystitis with Maranda Flynn

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33. Pain Management for Interstitial Cystitis with Maranda Flynn
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Maranda was diagnosed at 22 with interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder disease. She went into pain management and became addicted to opiates. After 3 years a friend introduced her to kratom. she got out of opiate hell, and was able to be present for her children and husband, who also used kratom to beat alcoholism. …

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Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat #1

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
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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