Speaker Series featuring Travis Rieder, author of "In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle with Opioids"

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


"For Travis Rieder, experience with opioids began after a 2015 motorcycle accident. The medication helped him through six operations but, as he recovered from the injuries, he discovered that withdrawal from the drugs caused excruciating pain of its own. Rather than risk addiction by following his doctors' advice to return to the opioids, Rieder endured the struggle of withdrawal.

In his new book, In Pain (HarperCollins), Rieder, a research scholar and director of the Master of Bioethics Program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, combines this harrowing experience with his professional training." - HUB, Johns Hopkins University