To speedball is a common term in the drug world. This is when one mixes heroin or morphine and cocaine together and then injects the drugs with a needle into their system. This drug is highly popular in individuals who also use other recreational drugs on a regular basis, and it is considered to be one of the most dangerous combinations of drugs known today. Speedballing, even only once, can lead to a painful death even if the proper precautions are taken before taking this drug.
Speedball Side Effects
When a person speedballs, they will experience side effects that include:
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased and then decreased heart rate
- Lack of coordination
- Blurred vision
- Loss of memory
- Loss of motor functioning
- Loss of ability to learn
These short-term effects of using a speedball last roughly an hour, and have painful withdrawal effects. Because of this, users choose to use the drug, again and again, causing them to become addicted soon after they first use a speedball. Their body and mind become addicted, and in turn, this leads to:
- High risk of psychosis
- Long-term depression
- Respiratory failure
- Heart failure
- Brain damage
- Loss of vision
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure
- Collapsed veins
- Contraction of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B and C
Speak With a Counselor About Speedball Addiction
Using a speedball for recreational use is something that no one should feel the need to try, but it happens every single day. There are thousands of people using this drug on a regular basis, and falling victim to the fatal side effects mentioned above.
If you or your loved one are using speedball as a way to get high, contact us today to begin your or your loved one’s journey towards a life free from addiction.
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