Drug Detox Port St Lucie Reports 60% Intravenous Drug Users Have Hep C

Opiate drug detox Port St Lucie centers are educating on Hep C within the community. Did you know Hep C has a close connection to intravenous opiate addiction? If fact, about 60% of intravenious drug users have Hep C. Many are unaware they even have it.

Most IV drug abusers have very little understanding of what else they are injecting into themselves besides their chosen drug. Bacteria, fungus, viral contaminants, chemicals and even heavy metals can and usually do enter the bloodstream each time a drug is injected. In addiction, many diseases are left unchecked.

Opiate Drug Detox Port St Lucie Reports Hep C’s Close Connection Between Drug Addiction and Infection

AGAPE drug opiate detox Port St Lucie staff have spent a great deal of time educating the public on drug addiction. What many don’t realize is genetics plays a huge role in drug and alcohol addiction. Yes, genetics contributes to addiction more than many think.

Sadly, genetics account for 50% of addiction with no other disease carrying a percentage even close to that. (ASAM 2011). A history of trauma and stress are other common risk factors.

Addiction usually starts in adolescence. In a study published by Dr Ruth Potee, MD, a person trying an illicit substance under the age of 21 is 60 to 70% more likely to have a lifelong addiction. This is much more than a person who tries a substance over age 21, which carries a lifelong addiction risk of only 6 to 8 %. Clearly the adolescent brain, teen and young adult brain is still myelinating and modifying making it highly susceptible to drugs of abuse and concurrent addiction.

Drug Abuse Carries Health Risks That Are As Harmful as the Drugs Themselves.

The staff at AGAPE opiate drug detox in Port St Lucie have helped many through the detoxification process. During this time they have learned a thing or two about untreated medical conditions. They are trying to educate teens and young adults on the dangers of drugs.

Most people who abuse drugs, adolescents, teens and young adults in particular, are familiar with the physical harm that the drug may cause. However, they lack the understanding of the many infectious diseases, including Hep C, they are introducing to their body.

Opiate Drug Detox Port St Lucie Educating on Top 5 Infectious Diseases That Come with Addiction

One of the most interesting things that our opiate drug detox Port St Lucie staff has uncovered are the many different dieases that can come with addiction. The top 5 most common transmitted infectious diseases seen in addiction include the following.

  1. HIV/AIDS

2. Hepatitis C (Hep C)

3. Tuberculosis

4. Bacteremia/Sepsis (blood infection)

5. Endocarditis (heart valve infection).

There are many more transmitted diseases and with each infection there are cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal and neurologic complications. These infections can be somewhat treatable in some cases and in many other cases lead to death.

Addiction Destroys the Brian, Hep C Destroys the Body

The Hep C treatment West Palm Beach article provides resources for anyone seeking low cost help in treating Hep C. While this is an incrediable resource, you must understand how addiction connects with Hep C because you can get treated from Hep and get it again.

Addiction is a disease and causes changes in the brain that control personality and decision making. Most addicts engage in high risk behaviors and actions, like using contaminated needles and having unprotected sex. The risk of contracting Hep C from using a contaminated needle just one time can be as high as 70% (CDC.gov-Hepatitis C).

Hepatitis C destroys healthy liver cells that are necessary for metabolism and the release of enzymes necessary for protein synthesis, cell function and detoxification of wastes in the body. Persons with chronic Hepatitis C often have other long term complications and can eventually become comatose or die.

What About Addiction and TB (Tuberculosis)?

The best opiate drug detox Port St Lucie centers know TB identification and treatment in the addict can be challenging for diagnosis and control. Tuberculosis (TB) is on the rise in almost every state due to the increasing number of diagnosed addicts and has become even epidemic in some places.

The symptoms of TB are night sweats, painful coughing and fevers. It is transmitted easily by droplets from coughing or sneezing. The illness can be easily spread by one person to 10 to 20 people without even knowing it. TB affects the lungs and causes shortness of breath and pain and will often times lead to death if left untreated.

Many IV addicts introduce harmful contaminates directly into the bloodstream within seconds. These bacteria can seed heart valves and cause heart infections in addition to overwhelming blood infections leading to shock and death.

Opiate Detox Port St Lucie Case Study on Addiction Disease Hep C

The following case exemplifies this risk of consuming drugs and how many intravenious drug users are contracting Hep C.

Mr. Doe is an 18 y/o male that began using IV heroin after he sustained a car accident that caused him to be in a cast for several months. He was initially prescribed Percocet for pain. When he ran out of the prescription opiate, he described feeling like he had a severe case of the flu and began searching for more of the drug. He had strong enough cravings that when he could no longer afford to buy the opiate from the street, he began to use IV heroin.

Several months later, Mr. Doe overdosed and was taken to the Emergency Room. After his resuscitation, lab tests revealed high liver function enzymes, and a high viral load of Hep C. He was also diagnosed with a rare bacterial blood infection that required him to remain hospitalized for high dose IV antibiotic therapy for several weeks. Mr. Doe ended up with a fortunate outcome, but this is certainly not always the case.

AGAPE Opiate Drug Detox Port St Lucie Says Get Tested for Infectious Diseases

AGAPE opiate drug detox Port St Lucie centers in one of the rare addiction treatment centers. They are Joint commission accredited, their doctors have years of experience, they use evidenced based practices and the substance abuse counselors are credentialed. They clearly understand drug addiction is a national epidemic, as a result, infectious disease, overdose, and death in this high risk population are also reaching an epidemic levels in some areas.

Prevention is key to protecting adolescents, teen and young adults against drug addiction. they have always taken a proactive approach by providing grounded educational programs. With knowledge comes prevention, and with prevention comes, protection from addiction, infection, disease and death.

Agape inpatient drug rehabs West Palm Beach and their affiliate drug opiate detox Port St Lucie centers are the best addiction professionals in south Florida. Tcan evaluate you and provide treatment to Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Stuart, Jensen Beach and Port St Lucie, Florida. If you want to get tested or need drug and alcohol addiction help, call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 888-614–0077. Get you happy and health life back now.

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Charles Davis

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Drug Rehab SEO | Drug Rehab Marketing — CEO at a leading advertising agency. 95 % of centers are making critical errors with their SEO and website. AdWords, PPC

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