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A conversation with Travis Rieder

Of Mountains and Minds podcast

In the US today, opioids kill more people than car accidents and gun violence. In 2017, more individuals died from an opioid overdose than at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Meet Travis Rieder, an incredible academic, bioethicist, author and TEDx speaker. Travis has come face to face with the reasons behind the crisis of opioid dependence and addiction in the US, which as we live and breathe today, is reaching into many other corners of the world. After a debilitating motorbike accident in which he nearly lost his foot, Travis developed a dependence on oxycodone and his world changed. He talked to me about this was like and the shocking trauma of withdrawal; the horrendous physical illness he endured for no less than 29 days and the crushing depression that sidelined him and drove him to suicidal thoughts. At the time he had an idyllic life - a happy marriage, baby daughter and successful career at one of America’s most respected academic institutions - and he was still almost destroyed mentally and physically by this dependence. Once he gained some distance from the trauma of withdrawal he was able to start sharing his experience, the crippling lows and the lack of medical support. The guidance he has put out there for others through his TED talk, writing, research, policy and public education is a wonder. In this episode we get into the detail of Travis’s experience with opioids, and he helps educate me about the difference between dependence and addiction as well as the areas of change so desperately needed in the US medical care system. Please share with anyone who might benefit and check out the blog post on Travis ofmountainsandminds.com, which has all the show notes.

1hr 5mins

29 Nov 2019

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#1 - Dr: Travis Rieder: Pain, Opioid Addiction & Recovery

Parenting Well Podcast

I'm Dr. Shelly Mahon, your host, and today’s WELL guest is Dr. Rieder. He is a philosopher by training, bioethicist by profession, communicator by passion, and author of the book, “In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids.” In Pain describes Dr. Rieder's sudden and intimate run-in with the health care system that left him dependent on oxycodone. In this podcast, we discuss: The nuances of pain Prescribing opioids for trauma, post-surgical pain, and long-term pain Opioid tolerance, dependence and addiction Naloxone Drug use and the developing brain How parents can advocate for their child if opioids are prescribed Parenting and building protective factors The moral obligation of the health care system to both manage pain and reduce harm. 

51mins

5 Nov 2019

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Travis Rieder, "In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids" (Harper Collins, 2019)

New Books in Drugs, Addiction and Recovery

On a spring day in 2015, Dr. Travis Rieder’s life changed. A motorcycle accident, a shattered foot, and a long series of surgeries later, the John Hopkins University bioethicist had a far deeper understanding of opioid use in America than he ever planned. In his new book In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids(Harper Collins, 2019), Rieder shares the story of his accident and treatment, while also exploring the complicated history of opioid use in the United States, the challenge of treating something as subjective as pain, and alternatives to our reliance on these drugs. His recommendations—for medical practitioners and for individual patients—are insightful and necessary as America continues to grapple with the unanticipated effects of widespread opioid use.Emily Dufton is a drug historian and the author of Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America (Basic Books, 2017).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/drugs-addiction-and-recovery

58mins

11 Sep 2019

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Travis Rieder, "In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids" (Harper Collins, 2019)

New Books in Medicine

On a spring day in 2015, Dr. Travis Rieder’s life changed. A motorcycle accident, a shattered foot, and a long series of surgeries later, the John Hopkins University bioethicist had a far deeper understanding of opioid use in America than he ever planned. In his new book In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids(Harper Collins, 2019), Rieder shares the story of his accident and treatment, while also exploring the complicated history of opioid use in the United States, the challenge of treating something as subjective as pain, and alternatives to our reliance on these drugs. His recommendations—for medical practitioners and for individual patients—are insightful and necessary as America continues to grapple with the unanticipated effects of widespread opioid use.Emily Dufton is a drug historian and the author of Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America (Basic Books, 2017).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/medicine

58mins

11 Sep 2019

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#24 — Travis Rieder on Opioid Addiction in Modern Medicine

Better Thinking

In this episode of Better Thinking, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Travis Rieder, PhD, about his struggle with prescription opioid withdrawal after a motorcycle accident. Although Travis had access to world-leading doctors and a supportive partner, going through withdrawal took his thoughts to dark and dangerous places. Travis Rieder, PhD, is a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics where he directs the Master of Bioethics degree program. His research program concerns ethical and policy issues surrounding America’s opioid epidemic. Travis has published works concerning doctors responsibility for safely weaning patients off prescription opioids and is author of In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids. His TED Talk, The agony of opioid withdrawal — and what doctors should tell patients about it, has been viewed over 2 million times. Episode links at https://neshnikolic.com/podcast/travis-riederSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

4 Sep 2019

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Travis Rieder On Bioethics

Public Health United

When I was at the bench doing science experiments, bioethics tended to be an afterthought for me; in public health--which is basically deciding for communities how to best promote well-being--bioethics is (or should be) at the core. Dr. Travis Rieder, our latest podcast guest, is a bioethicist at the Berman Institute for Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and emphasizes that we should not be making public health policy without bringing in ethical and moral discussions. Using abortion as an example, Nina and Travis discuss how we can move policy and discussions forward in a respectful way in our deeply pluralistic Democracy and society, which tend to oversimplify public health issues into black and white camps that demonize the other viewpoint. We as a society need to move past these debates to find common ground so we can move forward and make progress. What's the common ground? Listen to find out! Check out our show links at www.publichealthunited.org and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at PHUpodcast.

43mins

22 Feb 2018

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8 Billion Angels Documentary with Terry Spahr and Travis Rieder

Wharton Business Daily

Terry Spahr, Executive Producer, and Travis Rieder, Assistant Director of Education Initiatives & Research Scholar at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, join host Dan Loney to discuss the documentary "8 Billion Angels" about the consumption rate of the earth's previous and limited resources on Knowledge@Wharton.More Info: http://8billionangels.org/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23mins

11 Jan 2018

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CCP 110: Travis Rieder on Global Population, Bioethics, and Climate Change

The Climate Changer Podcast

In Episode 10 of The Climate Changer Podcast, ethicist Dr Travis Rieder joins us to discuss the moral dilemma of whether to have children in a resource-constrained, climate changing world.Full show notes at:http://www.paulgehres.com/blog/interview-with-travis-rieder-population-bioethics-and-climat

52mins

31 May 2017

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Public Policy Brakes on Procreation? Travis Rieder #207

Conversation Earth

Efforts to date are falling far short of achieving the greenhouse gas reduction needed to avoid catastrophic climate disruption. Bioethicist Travis Rieder shakes things up by suggesting ethical use of public policy to encourage smaller families, which would result in dramatic decrease of carbon emissions.This is part two of our conversation with Rieder. In part one, we discussed whether couples have a moral responsibility to have just one or perhaps no children. For more information, visit http://www.conversationearth.org

28mins

4 Apr 2017

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Moral Basis for Small Families: Travis Rieder #206

Conversation Earth

With human activity disrupting the climate, do we have a moral imperative not to have children, or to have only one child? Bioethicist Travis Rieder dares to explore this bold question with sensitivity and scientific rigor.Rieder shares his logic in the short book, Toward a Small Family Ethic: How Overpopulation and Climate Change are Affecting the Morality of Procreation. It starts with the fact that deciding not to have one child is over 20 times more effective at reducing carbon footprint than a lifetime doing the six most common “green” activities.Visit http://www.conversationearth.org for more information, to subscribe to our weekly email announcement, and/or to support the non-profit Conversation Earth project with a donation. Please ask your local public or community radio station to carry this series.

28mins

28 Mar 2017

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