OPIOID CRISIS IN NORTH AMERICA
Canada and the USA are facing an international opioid crisis. The growing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids, including fentanyl, is a public health emergency and includes the music industry. This is a complex health and social issue requiring a response that is comprehensive, collaborative, compassionate, and evidence-based. Some musicians who have died of opioid use include Prince, Tom Petty, Lil Peep, Paul Gray (Slipknot), Mike Welsh (Weezer), Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols), Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Dave Brockie (Gwar).