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Why Is It So Difficult To Treat Pain

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After a motorcycle accident and the surgeries that followed, Travis Rieder became addicted to pain medications. Rieder is the director of the Master of Bioethics degree program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and he joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about the agonizing process of weaning himself off the drugs – and about what the experience taught him about how we should address the current opioid crisis. His new book is called “In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle With Opioids” (Harper).