Fresh Air Hear the Fresh Air program for August 17, 2019

Fresh AirFresh Air

From WHYY in Philadelphia

Travis Rieder, author of In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle With Opioids, says none of the doctors who prescribed opioids for his waves of "fiery" or "electrical" pain taught him how to safely taper his use of the drugs when he wanted to quit. Stockbyte/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Stockbyte/Getty Images

Fresh Air Weekend: Colson Whitehead's 'The Nickel Boys'; Quitting Opioids Alone

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/749697598/752031027" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Fresh AirFresh Air

From WHYY in Philadelphia