This disease does not discriminate! Sex, race, net worth, social standing…it does not matter. No one is immune.
Yes, there are factors that can make one more susceptible to opioid addiction. Factors like sex; mental illness (which Carrie suffered from) genetics; service in the military (yes, veterans have a higher likelihood to become opioid addicts than those who have not served in the military); and other factors including peer pressure, family problems and social support. Although these factors can be considered risk factors leading to addiction, they are by no means necessary to be present in addicts.
This disease does not discriminate and neither should we. The stigma associated with these drugs; with this addiction and this disease needs to end. If Princess Leia can die with her opioids in her system, so can anyone else in this country.