Why Do People Who Inject Drugs Delay Treatment for Infections?
Article from Health City by Lauren Padilla
From the article:
"Annually, over 14 million U.S. doctor's visits occur due to skin and soft tissue infections. While these infections can happen for various reasons, a growing contributor is injection drug use. The surge of injection drug use associated with the opioid epidemic brought about a two-fold increase in opioid-related infection hospitalizations and has made infections one of the top reasons for hospitalization and ED visits among people who inject drugs."
This article explains the reasons why people who use injection drugs avoid getting treatment for infections.