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Overcoming Opioids: When pills are a hospital’s last resort

A car crash shattered Stuart Anders' thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he'd been addicted once before and panicked at the thought of relapsing. "I can't lose what I worked for," he said. The nation's opioid crisis is forcing hospitals ...

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