Plugging Drugs – What is it, Methods, Requirements, and Complications
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Plugging drugs is an alternative method of drug use that utilizes the rectal administration of drugs. It is not the most natural route for drug administration. Even so, inserting the drugs in the anus is a medically viable way for taking many drugs. They include aspirin, glycerin, laxatives, etc. Individuals with an addiction to opiates, cocaine, MDMA, Adderall, and MDMA often use the rectal route to get high. One can also call rectal drug use booty bumping.
Why People Choose Plugging Drugs?
There are many reasons for the need for plugging drugs instead of injecting, snorting, or taking them by mouth. Many addicts plug the drugs out of curiosity to experiment. Other may do it to avoid injection marks. In addition to these, many addicts continue to use rectal use because they have realized its benefits.
What Kind of Drug Is Used in Plugging?
There are several drugs they use by putting them in the butthole. For example, heroin plugging is one of the ways they use to get high. However, the euphoric effects by rectal administration of heroin have delayed onset. One can compare this to those by smoking, snorting, or injecting into the vein.
In general, drugs which are soluble in water or other solvents are the best choice for rectal administration. It is because they do not irritate. Some common examples include opiate plugging, cocaine plugging, and MDMA plugging. The choice of the drug they use in plugging also depends on their physical characteristics and absorption properties. For example, a person would not plug a drug which has very little absorption from the colon walls.
Complications of Plugging Drugs
Plugging drugs can cause several complications and adverse effects on users. The most common of all complications is the irritation of the tissues lining the interior of the colon.
Other complications that may arise due to the rectal administration of drugs include:
- Higher risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS – Using dirty equipment for plugging can expose the addicts to a number of pathological microorganisms including the HIV virus. This is because the injury from the process leaves the user vulnerable to infections.
- Exacerbation of the medical conditions if they are already present at the time of plugging. This includes constipation, chronic diarrhea, and any other diseases of the rectum.
- Higher risk of a drug overdose: The high from the rectal drug use peaks and fades very quickly. In order to get a constant high, many addicts opt for plugging drugs continually. Sometimes, they don’t even know if they are having an overdose.
Want to Know More?
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