Armed with first-hand knowledge from his personal and professional lives, [Goldenberg] covers the “pitfalls” of addictive opioids and the “promise” of cannabis-related products. Overall, he advocates for an interdisciplinary approach that can include yoga, meditation, and exercise. After all, he writes, chronic pain always involves both the mind and the body. Exercise, seemingly the cheapest, most effective elixir, decreases pain and improves cognitive and psychological health. Goldenberg assures readers that sufferers may understandably feel helpless and hopeless, but they can be reassured that chronic pain can be managed.