I don't mean for this post to sound abrasive, no need for neg rep, but SWIM
has seen this question a lot and really just has to answer with the unabashed truth. A speedball is heroin
injected, that's all there is to the matter. Anyone can mess with the definition of any word and try and give it a different meaning, but what defines a word is its common use. Case in point:
If someone says "I did a speedball today," nobody with a modicum of drug
knowledge, experience, or who is party to heroin culture would say in reply:
"Oh really, what route of administration did you use?"
did you mix to do it?"
If you did, the best you'd get would be a blank stare, or some form of "do you even know what a speedball is dude?"
It is just extremely common adult knowledge that a speedball is heroin and cocaine injected. Easily the majority of drug users, non-drug users, and even anti-drug zealots define it as such - there is no ambiguity about it, no societal question hovering around about how you define a speedball.
Again, not to offend anyone, but people who mix heroin and cocaine and inject it don't do speedballs to be cool, they do them because they feel so fucking awesome that they don't care about the risk. The people generally trying to change the definition of speedball to include "adderall
and vicodin" or some shit like that are just doing it for some kind of misguided "image" reason.
Now, maybe if you mix hydromorphone
, or oxymorphone
on the opiate
side, with coke
, broken down crack
, or crystal meth
as the stimulant, and most importantly inject it
, you can claim to have experienced something like
a speedball. But it would have to be injected, no other ROA gives a rush as good as injecting does, and the speedball is all about the unique effects of heroin combined with cocaine and the rush it gives, therefore you can't say that just mixing the two is like a speedball. A speedball is a short acting affair that is 95% based-on and desired-for the rush it gives when IVed.