In today’s society, we live in, we want everything bigger, faster, and better. The majority of us have to have the biggest and best of everything. We get the latest phone that has all the bells and whistles; we have to have the new one that comes out next year.
We are never satisfied with what we have, and we go to extremes with everything. Some of us go to extremes even the way we party and have fun. The majority of the population believes we need to have drugs and alcohol to have fun, and we even go to the extremes with that. We drink to the point of passing out and using illegal drugs while putting others and ourselves in dangerous situations.
Nearly all drugs can be injected by dissolving pills, powders, or salts into a liquid solution and using a hypodermic needle to get the liquid into a vein. This method is often preferred to ingest a drug orally because injecting a substance gets it to the brain much faster. The administration of drugs by injection has been the bigger, faster, and better way to get that high. Smoking, swallowing, and snorting are less preferred because injecting Is the quickest and results in the most intense “high”. Other methods of administration generally provide a slower onset and a less Intense “rush”.
Injecting Drugs Is Risky Business
Injecting is the riskiest way to use drugs. When you inject street drugs, the majority of the risk is related to the needle. The drugs are dangerous, and usually, there’s no way to know how strong they are or what else may be in them. It’s even unsafe to use them along with other substances like alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs.
Some drugs that can be injected are:
- Bath Salts
- Prescription drugs like Vicodin and Adderall
Is Injecting Alcohol Safe?
The short answer is no. Injecting alcohol, whether it’s rubbing alcohol, pure ethanol, or alcohol that you drink such as whiskey, is not safe. It sends the alcohol right into your bloodstream and enters the brain and other systems in the body. The body then rapidly absorbs it, gets you drunk immediately, and can easily lead to severe alcohol poisoning.
When you drink alcohol, it has time to absorb and metabolize slowly. The stomach puts the alcohol into your system and the liver works to take it out. The body also takes out any impurities that might be in the alcohol. None of this occurs with an intravenous injection. Even with a small amount of alcohol, it can have very serious side effects and be life-threatening.
Side Effects Of Injecting Alcohol
The side effects of alcohol injection are very dangerous and can ultimately be fatal. Some effects include:
- damage to the veins
- internal bleeding
- burning at the injection site
- sudden death
Whether you think you’re trying to cheat a breathalyzer, don’t want the smell of alcohol on your breath, are trying to avoid the carbs in alcoholic beverages, or want to get drunk faster, injecting alcohol is never a safe practice. It can quickly lead to an emergency.
When an addict has switched over to this form of administration of drugs, it is usually a sign of a progression of addiction. Besides being addicted to the drug, having a higher chance of overdosing, other major health concerns follow the repeated injection of drugs.
There Is A Way Out. Get Help At Aria Fl
If you or a loved one are using drugs intravenously and think there is no way out, let Addiction Recovery Institute of America show you the way. We understand that the idea of going through withdrawals can be daunting and scary, at ARIA our medical detoxification, first and foremost, help patients stop using drugs and alcohol safely. But ARIA’s detox offers more: a renewed love of life.
We look forward to working with you and your family to get your lives back on track. Contact us around the clock for a confidential assessment and let’s see if ARIA is the right treatment center for yourself or a loved one.