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Journal Club #33: Kratom Scientists Pen Letter Questioning Case Report Review

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #33: Kratom Scientists Pen Letter Questioning Case Report Review
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Dr. Cachat and Brian look at a letter (Smith et al, 2022) authored by former Kratom Science Podcast guests Dr. Kirsten Smith, Dr. Oliver Grundmann, Dr. Chris McCurdy, Dr. Darshan Singh, and other experts in the kratom field. The letter questions a systematic review (Broyan et al, 2022) of kratom case reports that offers buprenorphine …

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67. Martial Arts/Boxing Trainer Dru Clay on Athlete Psychology, Dealing with Pain, and Safe Use

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67. Martial Arts/Boxing Trainer Dru Clay on Athlete Psychology, Dealing with Pain, and Safe Use
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Dru Clay, named after legendary comic Andrew “Dice” Clay, grew up in a rough area of Modesto, California. That necessitated a need for self protection, that Dru ound in martial arts. Dru competed in tournaments growing up, studied sports medicine and psychology, and became a boxing trainer. Because of the constant physical pain endured by …

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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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Journal Club #11: Pivotal Mental States, Psychedelics, and Bio-Psycho-Social Studies

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Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #11: Pivotal Mental States, Psychedelics, and Bio-Psycho-Social Studies
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This great Journal of Psychopharmacology article on “Pivotal Mental States” led to a wide ranging discussion with Dr. Jonathan Cachat about the bio-psycho-social study of mental states, use of psychedelics in a therapeutic setting, spirituality and religion, the rapidly changing modern mental landscape, positive mental attitude, and why the immensity, plasticity, and adaptability of the …

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42. Why We Consume Cannabis, Psychedelics, and Kratom with Dr. Zach Walsh

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42. Why We Consume Cannabis, Psychedelics, and Kratom with Dr. Zach Walsh
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Dr. Zach Walsh is a cannabis expert and psychology professor at University of British Columbia, where he was named 2020 Researcher of the Year in Health. We talk about kratom, cannabis, and psychedelics and their therapeutic, recreational, and medical use. Music: Risey “Memories of Thailand” Written and produced by Brian Gallagher for KratomScience.com Disclaimer: There is …

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Journal Club #7: Kratom Use and Mental Health w/ Dr. Marc Swogger and Dr. Jonathan Cachat

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Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #7: Kratom Use and Mental Health w/ Dr. Marc Swogger and Dr. Jonathan Cachat
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Host Brian Gallagher and Dr. Jonathan Cachat welcome Dr. Marc Swogger, social scientist and clinical psychologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center to discuss his 2018 article published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence “Kratom Use and Mental Health: A Systematic Review”. Along with co-author Zach Walsh, Dr. Swogger looked at all the literature published …

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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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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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