I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C yesterday, on my 34th birthday. This is is a direct result of a 21-year addiction to drugs and alcohol. I now have 5 1/2 months clean and I want to stay clean. I'm devastated about this disease and a lot of my frustration stems from my severe lack of knowledge on the subject. Plus, I'm not close friends with anyone who has it (that I know of), so my circle of support is nill. Please help!!! My family's treating me with a cross between me having the plague and my dying.