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WN.com 02/25/2019 13:31
Public health officials grappling with record-high syphilis rates around the nation have pinpointed what appears to be a major risk factor: drug use. "Two major public health issues are colliding," said Sarah Kidd, a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead author of a new report on the link between drugs and syphilis. The report shows a large intersection between drug use and syphilis among women and heterosexual men. In those groups, reported use of methamphetamine, heroin and other injection drugs more than doubled from 2013 to 2017. The data did not reveal the same increases in drug use among gay men with syphilis, the group with the highest rates of the...
WN.com 02/25/2019 13:13
Use of meth, heroin, other drugs may be linked to growing rates of syphilis By Washington Post Today at 10:56 a.m. Drug syringe and cooked heroin on spoon Public health officials grappling with record-high syphilis rates around the nation have pinpointed what appears to be a major risk factor: drug use. "Two major public health issues are colliding," said Sarah Kidd, a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead author of a new report on the link between drugs and syphilis. The report shows a large intersection between drug use and syphilis among women and heterosexual men. In those groups, reported use of methamphetamine, heroin and other injection drugs more...
WN.com 01/08/2019 07:04
I loved to get high. It was a treat that went alongside the other things I loved in life. But eventually it became the only thing I loved. I loved it more than my job, my health, my friends and my family. And then I didn’t love it, but I needed it. I needed it to get out of bed, to get into bed, to have a conversation, to conduct my increasingly sorry excuse for a life. Then I hated it but I still couldn’t stop. And I ended up wasting years trying to stop this thing that I hated. Everything felt better and easier on heroin. I felt OK with myself, OK with other people and OK with life. It felt like my life was getting better. I got a good job as a journalist working at the UK's biggest...

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