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36. Surviving Abuse and Addiction with Julie Current

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36. Surviving Abuse and Addiction with Julie Current
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Julie Current is a survivor. She had a rough childhood and as an adult she survived physical abuse that led to multiple disabilities like PTSD, chronic pain, and epilepsy. With kratom, kava, and cannabis as tools, she’s coming up on two years sober on October 28. This is Julie Current and this is her kratom …

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32. Angie Childs

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32. 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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29. Jorie Kotowsky

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29. Jorie Kotowsky
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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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Interview with Marc Swogger, University of Rochester social scientist

An audio version of this interview can be found here. Dr. Marc Swogger is an associate professor at 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 …

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13. Drew Turner

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13. Drew Turner
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My guest is Drew Turner. Drew is a kratom activist and consumer who appeared in the documentary A Leaf of Faith. He is a Navy veteran, and As a result of his service, Drew suffers from PTSD, Meige syndrome, and has recently completed chemotherapy. He drinks kratom tea as a part of his wellness routine. …

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7. Nina Ajdin

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7. Nina Ajdin
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Nina Ajdin grew up in war-torn Bosnia before her family immigrated into the United States. She later contracted a skin disease called topical steroid withdrawal. Nina’s story was featured on NPR, Daily Mail, and Kratomscience.com. In 2019 after years of illness that kept her home-bound, Nina started a full time job. She also testified to …

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A disabled veteran with cancer was just evicted by the VA. He needs your help.

HELP DREW TURNER VIA GOFUNDME HELP DREW TURNER VIA VENMO Drew Turner is the US Navy veteran who served in Iraq and appeared in the kratom documentary on Netflix, A Leaf of Faith. Facing financial troubles as a result of his disabilities, Drew found out on August 29 that he might be facing eviction. On …

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Naperville IL City Council votes to remove kratom ban from proposed ordinance, but still has to vote on ordinance Sept 3

A motion to change the language of a proposed ordinance calling for a ban on kratom passed on Tuesday night at the Naperville IL City Council meeting. The ordinance, which will be the subject of another meeting September 3rd, originally would add “a definition of kratom, banning the retail sale of kratom, and prohibiting anyone …

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