Flashblood

Flashblood (also called Flushblood) is a technique employed by drug users in which an addict injects himself with blood extracted from another drug user, most commonly one who has injected heroin. After injecting themselves with heroin using a syringe, the user will extract approximately one teaspoon of blood from the vein. Another user will then inject the withdrawn blood into themselves. It is unclear if there is enough heroin in the injected blood to get high or if the high that many users claim is a result of traces of the heroin that had been injected by the user, or if the high is simply the result of the placebo effect.

One Comment to “Flashblood”

  1. now that’s bizarre….but no way that has any effect other than placebo….unless maybe the initial injection didn’t let it flow into the entire bloodstream and (maybe?) the blood taken was close to the injection site.

    Why would anyone want to do this?

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