97.9 The Hill WCHL and Chapelboro.com are your headquarters for local news and local voices in Chapel Hill-Carrboro. Every weekday morning, 97.9 The Hill’s Aaron Keck chats with government officials, UNC scholars, business and nonprofit leaders, area musicians, and others in our community as they share their thoughts, their experience, and their expertise on the central issues of today. Click here to listen back to all of Aaron’s conversations – and tune in to “This Morning with Aaron Keck” at 7:30 a.m. on 97.9 The Hill to hear those conversations live.

Welcome to “People Caring for People,” a monthly interview series made possible by Piedmont Health. In this series, we hear from health care professionals about the most significant health issues facing our community, and the services available for people who need them.

In this installment, Aaron welcomes Jill Baron, Piedmont’s lead behavioral health consult for substance use disorders. They discuss the ongoing opioid crisis: what you need to know, how to fight against it, how to talk to loved ones who are struggling, and what services are offered by Piedmont Health.