Well, it appears as though my dopioid uncle met his maker today. He was either gobbling or snorting pills, though it is possible he had a spike in his arm. We're still waiting on details.
Just a couple years ago his son, at age 19, was drunk driving at 1am and smashed his truck into an oak tree. The engine pushed into the cab and trapped him in there while the car caught on fire and was eventually engulfed in flames. He burned to death.
His daughter is a "recovering" junkie too. She now works as a bartender in Chicago. My prediction: She will be "clean" for about 5 minutes.
My aunt is an active alcoholic, though she was clean from about 1984 - 2000. She drinks daily now, she actually drank at the bar with her son (the 19 year old who burned to death).