The Importance of Receiving STI Testing in Sobriety

Now that you have transitioned to sobriety and are making strides towards restoring your health and well-being, you should ensure any risky sexual behaviors that transpired during your active addiction have not caused any health problems. The first step towards this goal is undergoing a full battery of STI tests in order diagnose any potential infections so you may receive necessary medical treatment. For many people this step can be difficult to complete, as fear of receiving bad news leads one to avoid receiving testing in the first place. This avoidant stance runs counter to the principles of a life in sobriety and is ill-advised for a number of reasons.

Modern medicine has made great strides in the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. All of these types of infections are treatable, and many are curable, a fact which should alleviate any fears you have