Doctors say needle sharing could trigger hepatitis C outbreak

"I shared a needle with him once," Barnes said.  And that was all it took.

WOODBURY, TN (WSMV) -The number of heroin addicts is on the rise, and it's not just a problem for the addicts. Doctors fear it could trigger an outbreak of hepatitis C.

"I was on methadone for years, oxycontin, meth, amphetamines," said Clayton Barnes, an addict and hepatitis C patient from Kentucky.

But heroin is the one addiction that would change Barnes' life forever, landing the 26-year-old at Addiction Campuses' treatment center in Woodbury.


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