The Torment of Withdrawal | WYPR

The Torment of Withdrawal

Jul 2, 2019

After a devastating motorcycle accident, Hopkins bioethicist Travis Rieder was prescribed high doses of opioids to stave off pain. When he began to taper off the drugs, he was immediately thrown into withdrawal.

Reider’s new book, “In Pain,” explores the history of opioids, how they became so widely prescribed, why they are so addictive, and how the medical system should be changed. 

Travis Reider will be speaking at the Ivy Bookshop on July 9th. Details here.