Boston-based writer Seth Mnookin is a former heroin addict. He'd been clean of all opioids for nearly twenty years, but this spring, a painful medical problem forced him to use prescription painkillers at his doctors' recommendation. Despite his status as an ex-addict, Mnookin received no counseling from his medical providers. He discussed his experience and changes he'd like to see in the healthcare system with WGBH All Things Considered host Barbara Howard.

You can read Seth Mnookin's take on his experience in the Boston Globe's STAT here.