Edgewater Drug Abuse

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Drug use causes a wide range of long-term and short-term health issues. Edgewater members misused drugs daily. Thus, most used drugs were heroin and cocaine. Whites preferred heroin and African-Americans were known to use cocaine. Whites’ method of use was by injection, known as “skin popping”. These injection cause infections, such as abscesses. Once an abscess is severe it left no other option than visiting the county’s hospital. Furthermore, Edgewater members were in poor health due to the misuse of drugs and poor dieting. In the 1980s, injection drug users and homosexual were the blame for HIV. This affected how the government would fund indigent patients. Accessing service was the primary problem for members of Edgewater. One could expect

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