Music’s Fentanyl Crisis: Inside the Drug That Killed Prince and Tom Petty

VERY important article for all you up-and-coming musicians. Take care of yourself on tour, plan for the future and know what you are doing to your body. The future comes quickly – much faster than you realize when you’re young. Get ready for it and don’t be so hard on your body in your youth.

How an opioid 30 times stronger than heroin infected the industry. Prince’s sister and Tom Petty’s family weigh in. …

…Beyond the music industry, fentanyl has emerged as the most dangerous new drug in a generation. Of the nearly 65,000 fatal opioid overdoses in the U.S. in 2016 (the most recent survey), one-third were fentanyl-related, double the amount from the year before. The drug has surpassed heroin as the leading cause of overdose deaths, and new data shows that fentanyl overdose deaths jumped 30 percent between July 2016 and September 2017. …

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