Opioid dependence is one of the fastest growing diseases in the United States today. Opioids, which are derived from the same chemicals as heroin, are highly addictive and can also be very deadly. It is very easy to overdose from opioids or to suffer from a lethal reaction to taking opioids with other types of drugs. Here are five facts about opioids and opioid addiction.
Jerry Cantrell, who was Alice in Chain's frontman, was honored with the Stevie ray Vaughn Award, which is given by MusiCares to musicians who dedicate themselves to helping others with substance abuse recovery.