As the Emergency Department Medical Director for Black River Medical Center, Dr. Chris Pindersky has seen the medical dangers of opioids first hand. In our interview with Dr. Pindersky, he spoke on what opioids are, how people get addicted to them, the effect they have on the body, how NARCAN can be used to reverse an opioid overdose, and more.

During this interview, we also spoke with Kay Fox, an Emergency Nurse at Black River Medical Center, about the physical and mental state of patients suffering from an overdose or those wrestling with an addiction.