In the July Health Affairs Narrative Matters essay, a woman living with chronic pain tries to manage her condition while maneuvering through the maze of opioid medications. Janice Lynch Schuster’s article is freely available to all readers, or you can listen to the podcast.

Don’t forget to visit the free Narrative Matters essay archive, which offers written and oral versions of current and past essays. Narrative Matters is published with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.