speedballing


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speedballing

(ˈspiːdˌbɔːlɪŋ)
n
the practice of taking cocaine and heroin together intravenously
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* Speedballing is not a new phenomenon, it has been around for years and the health agencies report no increase in this activity and therefore this cannot be linked to the current or past availability of drugs.
The survey also revealed that speedballing was the main method of drug-taking for 80 per cent of those interviewed, compared with 25 per cent a decade ago.
The charity also discovered a spiralling epidemic of drug addicts 'speedballing', injecting heroin and crack cocaine in the same needle for its stimulant-sedative effect.