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Can illegal drug abuse lead to killer diseases in the long run? will the government pay for care?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
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.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes/Yes: Iv drug abuse and needle sharing leads to acquiring hiv. Yes your care is paid for. That said, don't do it.

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