Month: March 2020

The Pain Drove Me To It

The Pain Drove Me To It

Opioid use disorder seems to be driven by physical or psychological pain as often as it is driven by a vulnerability to recreational opioid use. Those who began using primarily for the treatment of pain, however, view themselves as fundamentally different from...

Fear kills us more

Fear kills us more

Once, millions of people were gathering at a religious place of pilgrimage. There was a very saintly old person who couldn’t really walk that far distance to join everyone. He had a small hut somewhere on the way, but it was hundreds of miles away. The pilgrims were...

Culprits of the Oxy anti-story

Culprits of the Oxy anti-story

In September 2004, Forbes magazine published a Satel article under the headline, “OxyContin doesn’t cause addiction. Its abusers are already addicts.” In an article for The Wall Street Journal headlined “Oxy...

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