Complications from Injecting Drugs - Research Article from Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco

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Many injectable drugs are used for medical purposes. Some of these prescription drugs are used illegally, as are a variety of street drugs. Illegal and abused injectable drugs can include nearly any drug that can be produced in a liquid form. The user takes these drugs to experience a high by injecting them into veins or under the skin. Injecting drugs puts a user at risk for a variety of medical complications.

Injecting drugs into one s system can cause a wide range of health problems and even lead to death. Injecting drugs into one s system can cause a wide range of health problems and even lead to death.

Transmitting Disease Through Injection

Injections are the source of the greatest number and variety of medical complications from drug use. The most common complication, and the one with the most frequent fatal and disabling consequences, is transmitting disease through the use and sharing of dirty needles. Injecting drug users feel an...

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