Sexually Transmitted Infections, STIs, go hand in hand with addiction. People who struggle with substance abuse can often be in situations where their inhibitions are lowered and their decision making abilities are not as strong. Because sobriety is a complete overhaul, it is very important to get tested for STIs immediately.
STIs used to be known as STDs, sexually transmitted diseases. However, many things that are transmitted sexually are not to be considered a disease but more of an infection.