Pamela Bobb still takes medicine to help manage her pain and other health issues, but she cites meditation as key to helping her reduce the opioid dose to 25 percent of the amount she once took. Learning to meditate takes time, effort and some training — it’s more complicated than swallowing a pill. But she’s stuck with it.

Pamela Bobb still takes medicine to help manage her pain and other health issues, but she cites meditation as key to helping her reduce the opioid dose to 25 percent of the amount she once took. Learning to meditate takes time, effort and some training — it’s more complicated than swallowing a pill. But she’s stuck with it.