Guest: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. (@hmgazelkamd)Host: Tracy McCrayEpisode 1 of 10: Dr. Halena Gazelka, an anesthesiologist boarded in pain and palliative medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester walks us through the basics of opioids and the current state of this national crisis. What is an opioid? How bad is the opioid epidemic and how did we get here?Claim CME credit at ce.mayo.edu/opioidpc. This episode is required to be compliant with controlled substance prescribing guidelines in the state of Minnesota.