What Is Flashblooding?
We have seen heroin, crack, meth, and bath salt users all over the news lately. Numbers of addicts continue to rise, and people are finding new ways to try and get high. Flashblooding is the newest way many are trying to get high for less money.
Flashblooding, or flushblooding, is when a person injects the blood of another person that has just used drugs so that they can get high off of their blood. This might sound incredibly crazy, and it is, but it is occurring. Right now as you read this people are trying to get high this way.
The idea is technically very simple: inject a person who is high’s blood into yourself so that you can share in the effects. Often times, this isn’t just to get high, but to keep from having the withdrawals the person injecting the blood into themselves is experiencing.
The Serious Issues With Flashblooding
Let’s begin with the more obvious issues of flashblooding. This is the perfect way to pass on blood borne illnesses to someone else. This is everything from viral infections, hepatitis, or even HIV. Flashblooding is a breeding ground for disease transmission of all these illnesses.
Statistically speaking, drug users have the highest risk for contracting and sharing these illnesses just from sharing needles. They also tend to spread the illnesses through risky sexual behavior. Flashblooding though is a direct blood to blood transfer, and makes catching an illnesses almost definite.
Probably the worst part of all for those thinking this is a good idea, is that it is all in vain. People that are flashblooding are not even getting high, nor is this helping them with their own withdrawal symptoms. While there hasn’t been any official research done, people flashblooding are more than likely just experiencing a placebo effect from the action itself.
Flashblooding – Mainly Abroad
Technically, there are no documented cases of anyone flashblooding in the United States. While there are no documented cases, this could still be occurring. However, this is a problem in some poorer countries. Mainly in countries around East Africa like Tanzania and Kenya.
Typically, flashblooding is being practiced by women who are in unfortunate and sad world of sex trafficking and drugs. The surprise in this area has been the rise of heroin. Until just recently, heroin wasn’t even available to most African countries.
The reason believed for this was that it was for one illegal and too difficult to get into the countries. Heroin is a very cheap product, and the cost to move it was too high. It wasn’t even worth trying to sell it in those countries. Recently though, they have found it as a means of currency, used to bribe police and grant them safe passage with their other drugs.
Flashblooding though is still being used as a cheap way to get high, since many of these people can’t afford their habit. Habits that they themselves have picked up, or worse, habits that have been put upon them by their owners. Since some of them are kept begging for more drugs, this is the only way some of them feel able to control their withdrawals while waiting for their next dose.
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