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The Horror of Opioids, Hopkins Bioethicist Says Doctors Must Do More To Help Patients Through Withdrawal

  By Katie Pearce After harrowing opioid experience, Hopkins bioethicist says doctors must do more to help patients through withdrawal After a month of white-knuckling his way through nausea sweating, shivering, and depression of opioid withdrawal, Travis Rieder finally gave in and refilled his prescription. But he put that bottle of pills—which he'd been prescribed in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident and several foot surgeries—on his nightstand and didn't touch them. When he got to sleep that night without them, it was his first true rest in days. IN 2013, MEDICAL PROVIDERS IN THE U.S. WROTE NEARLY A QUARTER OF A BILLION PRESCRIPTIONS FOR OPIOIDS. THAT'S ENOUGH FOR EVERY AMERICAN ADULT TO HAVE THEIR OWN BOTTLE OF PILLS. "I had come out on the other side," Rieder, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins,...