Tag: Neuropharmacology

32. Ketamine

In this podcast, we analyze the uses of Ketamine. Here, we seek to understand the creation of Ketamine, new medicinal findings for Ketamine, and understand the abuse mechanisms of Ketamine. Ketamine abuse is a growing problem in our country, so we think it is very important to understand the good and bad things about Ketamine.

30. The Rise of Fentanyl

According to the CDC, illegal fentanyl is the main driver of the recent increase in opioid deaths in the United States. What is the history of fentanyl, its uses, and the role in addiction and in the opioid
epidemic? Join us on our podcast episode “The Rise of Fentanyl” where we’ll be discussing these points and more.

29. Investigating Ibogaine

With America’s Opioid Epidemic in full swing, it is time that we look into the options that we have available to us. This podcast will dive into an alternative medication that has proven to be effective in helping individuals get and stay off opioids with dramatic success: Ibogaine.

28. Cannabis

In this episode, we discuss the drug cannabis and the social and legal issues surrounding it. Hopefully this will bring some new insight to the ongoing discussion as to whether marijuana should be used medically, and whether the stigma surrounding its use be abandoned or not. Let’s get started!

27. PTSD Treatment with MDMA

MDMA has shown to be a promising drug for treating individuals with chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when used as an adjunct to psychotherapy. Tune in to learn more about how this drug can help treat those with PTSD.

24. Seriously Psilocybin

Psilocybin has been posited as a groundbreaking, yet controversial, treatment for severe depression. But what does the research say about it? In this episode, we discuss the history, mechanisms, legal standing, and efficacy of psilocybin in a therapeutic setting.

22. Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine abuse affects over twenty million individuals in the US, with users criminalized instead of seen as individuals struggling with a serious illness. Join us as we discuss how meth abuse affects an individual’s brain and life, and what we can do as a country to help these individuals heal post-drug abuse.

18. Exploring the Secrets of Lithium

In this episode, we dive right into some secrets about Lithium that you may have otherwise not known, we sure didn’t until we did the research! From its beneficial effects, to the disorders it is used to alleviate, and its potential neurotoxicity – we use explanations of the drug’s history, neurological/biological mechanisms, and personal stories and experiences to give you all the information you need to know about the drug.

16. Marvel of MDMA

MDMA, molly, ecstasy, all of these are words for the same drug: 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine. MDMA is classified as a schedule 1 drug with no medicinal use and widely thought of as a party drug, but does it actually have the potential to change the lives of those with PTSD? Find out in today’s episode as we explore the history and recent literature on MDMA.

14. Caffeine: The Facts

We all drink caffeine, but what do you know about how it works and what it does to the body/brain? This month’s episode is here to answer all your questions!

13. Cheeky Bastard’s Guide to Science

Ever felt stressed? Ever wanted a natural cure to perk you right up that’s not cocaine? Well, how about valerian? Tune in to learn more about this plant and its possible uses in treatment of anxiety and depression.

12. The Magic of Mushrooms

Magic Mushrooms, shrooms, Psilocybin. Whatever the name, this serotonin hallucinogenic drug has been demonized for decades and yet offers a promising alternative to current therapeutics. Join us to meander through the ages as we rediscover all Psilocybin has to offer.

11. DMT v Ayahuasca

In this episode, Tyson asks Colin about the differing effects and history between DMT and Ayahuasca. From the scientific insight of DMT, to the ever questioned legality of the drugs, this episode will leave you informed and questioning why we still keep Tyson on this show.

10. Grey Matter of PTSD

Ever wondered what’s happening in the brain when we experience trauma? How does a brain change when someone experiences post traumatic stress disorder? Tune in to find some answers!

9. Wonder Drug

Opioid overdoses take lives all around us, but what if you had the ability to help? Join us as we learn about Naloxone, the wonder drug that can stop opioid overdoses in their tracks!

8. Outsmarting Opioids

What types of treatments are available for opioid addiction and overdose? And, can chemists find a way to outsmart opioids to save lives? Tune in and dive into a neuropharmacological action adventure story!

6. Breathing New Life into DMT

Can DMT join the ranks of Ketamine and LSD on a growing list of scheduled drugs that can be used for therapeutic benefits?

5. A New Look at LSD

“Turn on and tune in” to look at the history of LSD in the US and what LSD does in the brain.

2. Fish, Mice, and Zombies

Popular culture would have you believe that TTX could be used to simulate death, even create zombies, but is this science fiction or fact?