Joe Rogan Experience #698 – Dr. Carl Hart

Carl Hart, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University. He is known for his research in drug abuse and drug addiction. Hart was the first tenured African American professor of sciences at Columbia University.

32 thoughts on “Joe Rogan Experience #698 – Dr. Carl Hart

  1. I agree with this podcast. If I can legally inject myself with a fatal dose of battery acid why should I not be able to do the same with heroine? (not something I would want to do personally.) I have taken a wide range of psychoactive substances including alcohol, cannabis, amphetamine, cocaine, MDMA, 6APB, LSD, DMT and many others (I chose to avoid opiates, crack and meth.) The substance that I have had the most problems with is alcohol, which I consume to excess every day. I am currently residing in Bulgaria which has fairly severe consequences for possession "illegal" substances and as such I am not able to and choose not to obtain them.

    In my personal experience I have found that access to other substances reduces my desire to consume alcohol very quickly to zero (I suffer no withdrawal symptoms as I only drink in the evening) and that I have more enjoyment and less side effects.

    Legalisation of all psychoactive substances should occur globally. I have had experiences that I would not have had if I had not have had if I had not consumed psychoactive substances and I believe that these experiences have been important to my life (in a overall beneficial fashion) and my outlook on it (every aforementioned substance). Education is very important in this matter and I would not advocate putting a substance into your body without doing the proper research into its effects and possible side effects. I have seen transformative as well as severe side effects in both myself and others from drug use. There is no substitute for education into any substance you are considering putting into your body.

  2. i agree with dr. hart. i had a serious drug problem for 10 years, i was a fully functioning addict who worked 40+ hours a week and got shit done. i used any/all types of drugs and learned that i am an addict and i cannot take certain drugs because they will cause serious problems in my life. i went the recovery route and have been on suboxone for 3 years. although i have mixed feelings about suboxone, it has kept me 100% opiate free since i started taking it. i still smoke cannibus from time to time to get a creative edge or different perspective on my art/music, and i do believe some drugs can be very beneficial if taken responsibly in safe doses. drugs should not be taught to be such a morally unacceptable thing, people need to think for themselves and stop buying into this "war on drugs" that is doing nothing but hurting addicts and innocent people rather than helping them and teaching them the truth about drugs. great podcast.

  3. It's factually false to suggest acetaminophen is combined with opioids to limit use. Acetaminophen is the main ingredient in Tylenol, and has proven analgesic effects. Secondly, many prescription opioids DO NOT come with acetaminophen. Dilaudid and OxyContin are just two examples. ODing  on Tylenol is not that easy. Average healthy adult needs about 10 grams within a 24 hour period  to put them at risk for acute liver failure. Using Vicodin (10/300) as an example, a healthy adult would need to take roughly 30 tablets in a 24 hour period to cause harm. Unless already acclimated, no one in their right mind should take 300 mg of Hydromophone in a 24 hour period.

  4. 🙂 "i pressed the shit out of that button" oh yeah i know that Feeling 🙂 huiiiiii and up we go. I cut my hand with a big saw at work. In Hospital and later at home i had "Tramal" and Boy the dose "i needed" was getting higher and higher. It was fun 🙂 But after 2or 3 weeks the doc is looking at my blurry face and the increase of Tramal and said: OK Mr…..i think its better when yoú take a different painkiller …. hmmm sad. Greetings from Germany

  5. Heroin withdrawl no different than having "the flu" ?
    Well I have experienced "opiate withdrawl" and that was "HELL".
    The severity of these "symptoms" depends on amount taken and length
    of the administration (and sometimes with some people this is quite a fast process).
    By the way "hangovers" are NOT WITHDRAWL SYMPTOMS their the effects of aceldtyhide

  6. Dr. Hart is mistaken … many studies have been done ( right or wrong ) that opiates work better in concert with ibuprofen and the like .. the studies ,,, again, right or wrong have been done. i think its just another way to make more money .

  7. If you listen closely…Dr Hart states that he knows how to keep people safe with the drug itself… not the adulterants (whatever its cut with) because that could be any of a long list of substances. The way marijuana is not dangerous or have withdrawal symptoms. Its the additives that "dealers" and "black market" add to the drugs durimg production or "cutting" it that causes damage to the users. If you have tried some drugs aside.from marijuana…you can agree that getting it place compared to another had a different feel on your body … come downs might be different… lasting effect. THAT is what the unknown additives bring ito the drug. Regulation would get rid of Its not gonna haooen but at least do your research and get informed as to what they are trying to tell us.

  8. Come on "Dr" Carl Hart… Acetaminophen is added because it is a synergistic (boosted) medication to opioids. This means you can have less opioid per dosage to get the same effect. For example, this is not exact, 50mg of hydrocodone has some amount of effect, 25mg of hydrocodone with 100mg of acetaminophen has the same effect as 50mg of hydrocodone alone.

  9. This interview is evidence that we need to stop trusting "scientists" just because they have degrees and participate in funded research… Bias effects EVERYONE. Even the people who say they search for "objectivity".

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