Opioids and Hepatitis Epidemic

in Alabama
Opioid Use and Hepatitis C: A Brief Overview
Co-Occurring Epidemics
Co-Occurring Epidemics

The increase in opioid use and hepatitis infections are closely linked public health issues. When people inject opioids, they're more likely to get and spread Hep C by sharing needles or other injection equipment.

Prevention and Treatment Challenges
Prevention and Treatment Challenges

People struggling with addiction may have less access to health care. To effectively tackle both the opioid and Hep C crises, an integrated health approach is required. This may include:

  • substance abuse treatment
  • harm reduction services and needle exchange programs
  • improved access to hepatitis testing and treatment

Known Opioid Use

Pain Reliever Misuse

Overdose Mortality