A 44-year-old member asked:
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can illegal drug abuse lead to killer diseases in the long run? will the government pay for care?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Even legal drug: Abuse like alcohol or cigarettes can cause lethal problems. So far, insurances, whether public (medicare or medicaid) or private, like blue cross do cover. But no one has a crystal ball about what insurances are likely to do in the future. Insurance companies, after all, are in business to make money.
Answered on May 7, 2016
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Yes/Yes: Iv drug abuse and needle sharing leads to acquiring hiv. Yes your care is paid for. That said, don't do it.
Answered on Apr 30, 2013
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