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. Using a speedball, even only once can lead to a painful death even if the proper precautions are taken before taking this drug.
When a person speedballs, they will experience side effects that include:
Increased blood pressure
Increased and then decreased heart rate
Lack of coordination
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 becomes addicted, and in turn this leads to:
High risk of psychosis
Long term depression
Loss of vision
Contraction of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B and C
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.