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Heroin crisis causing hepatitis C cases to skyrocket

In some states, heroin use is fueling the hepatitis C epidemic.

New data obtained by FOX25 revealed the heroin epidemic is leading to a new public health problem in Massachusetts.

The number of Hepatitis C cases is skyrocketing and it is having a big impact on recovering addicts, their families and the state.

Timmy Droz is a recovering heroin addict and is now battling Hepatitis C.  He said his new battle is a life changing consequence of the state’s heroin crisis.

“Just because you get clean doesn’t mean everything goes back to the way it is.  It’s not all rainbows and puppy dogs,” he told FOX25.

Droz’s story of addiction is a familiar one.  The father of two grew up in an upper middle class home in Newton and became hooked first on painkillers prescribed after he was injured while serving in the Army.  The addiction to pain killers led to heroin.

Two years ago, he got high with a woman who was upfront with him that she had hepatitis C. Droz used her needle anyway and did not care about the consequences.

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