Many Americans live with pain, and opioids can treat pain. But as we now know all too well, living in the midst of an epidemic, opioids can also be deadly. How, then, are we to think of opioid medication? 

Grounded both in my personal experience as a trauma patient and in my perspective as a bioethicist, In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids is an exploration of the role of prescription opioids in American medicine. 

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