Case Study: When Chronic Pain Leads to a Dangerous Addiction

Originally published in Scientific American MIND on March 1, 2017. Before this, article was originally published with the title "A Painful Descent into Addiction." It was 4 P.M., and Andrew*┬áhad just bought 10 bags of heroin. In his kitchen, he tugged one credit-card-sized bag from the rubber-banded bundle and laid it on the counter with … Continue reading Case Study: When Chronic Pain Leads to a Dangerous Addiction