a doctor talking to a client about speedballs

What is a Speedball?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: May 16, 2022 Updated: May 10, 2022 When was the first speedball used, and what is a speedball? A speedball is a combination of heroin and cocaine. Physicians combined cocaine, heroin, alcohol, and chloroform together in the 19th century to relieve extreme pain. In today’s medical settings, this mixture is known…

man sitting on bench showing symptoms of a heroin overdose

What Are the Symptoms of Heroin Overdose?

By BayviewRecovery BayviewRecovery Published: January 21, 2022 Updated: January 28, 2022 One of the most dangerous consequences of heroin use is the possibility of an overdose. Taking too much heroin can easily lead to an accelerated heart rate and rapid breathing. As a result, many people die unnecessarily because they didn’t receive timely medical care.…