The Resource In pain : a bioethicist's personal struggle with opioids, Travis Rieder

In pain : a bioethicist's personal struggle with opioids, Travis Rieder

Label
In pain : a bioethicist's personal struggle with opioids
Title
In pain
Title remainder
a bioethicist's personal struggle with opioids
Statement of responsibility
Travis Rieder
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A bioethicist's eloquent and riveting memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal -- a harrowing personal reckoning and clarion call for change not only for government but medicine itself, revealing the lack of crucial resources and structures to handle this insidious nationwide epidemic. Travis Rieder's terrifying journey down the rabbit hole of opioid dependence began with a motorcycle accident in 2015. Enduring half a dozen surgeries, the drugs he received were both miraculous and essential to his recovery. But his most profound suffering came several months later when he went into acute opioid withdrawal while following his physician's orders. Over the course of four excruciating weeks, Rieder learned what it means to be "dope sick" -- the physical and mental agony caused by opioid dependence. Clueless how to manage his opioid taper, Travis's doctors suggested he go back on the drugs and try again later. Yet returning to pills out of fear of withdrawal is one route to full-blown addiction. Instead, Rieder continued the painful process of weaning himself. Rieder's experience exposes a dark secret of American pain management: a healthcare system so conflicted about opioids, and so inept at managing them, that the crisis currently facing us is both unsurprising and inevitable. As he recounts his story, Rieder provides a fascinating look at the history of these drugs first invented in the 1800s, changing attitudes about pain management over the following decades, and the implementation of the pain scale at the beginning of the twenty-first century. He explores both the science of addiction and the systemic and cultural barriers we must overcome if we are to address the problem effectively in the contemporary American healthcare system. In Pain is not only a gripping personal account of dependence, but a groundbreaking exploration of the intractable causes of America's opioid problem and their implications for resolving the crisis. Rieder makes clear that the opioid crisis exists against a backdrop of real, debilitating pain and that anyone can fall victim to this epidemic
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rieder, Travis N
Dewey number
362.29/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
RC568.O45
LC item number
R54 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rieder, Travis N.
  • Opioid abuse
  • Opioid abuse
  • Drug addiction
  • Pain
Target audience
adult
Label
In pain : a bioethicist's personal struggle with opioids, Travis Rieder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky296169792
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780062854643
Lccn
bl2019015139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
kp 06/19
Label
In pain : a bioethicist's personal struggle with opioids, Travis Rieder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky296169792
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780062854643
Lccn
bl2019015139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
kp 06/19

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