We’re All Addicts Here

“In 2009, my husband had an emergency spinal-fusion operation to prevent permanent nerve damage caused by a ruptured disk. I was rolling the I.V. pole while he pushed a walker around the hospital corridor when I got an urgent call from a friend: “Don’t let them give him pain pills,” she said.”

Click here to view the original article by Margaret Renkl, May 28, 2018 in The New York Times.