After a devastating motorcycle accident, and the half a dozen surgeries that followed, bioethicist Travis Rieder developed a dependance on the drugs essential for his recovery. What came later was equally painful: acute opioid withdrawal, and the physical and mental agony that comes along with "dope sickness". Dr. Rieder joins us to talk about his journey, and what he's learned about the medical community's relationship with pain management in the process.
Dr. Sara Lazar is the head of the Lazar Lab at Harvard University where she studies the effect yoga and meditation has on how we think and act. Dr. Lazar joins us to explain how meditation and yoga impacts - and benefits - the brain.
"Jon and Abby go behind the headlines to explore the hot topics of the month. This week they tackle teen vaping, substance abuse amongst baby boomers, talking to your kids about drugs, and chocolate (yes, chocolate!)"