WHOONGA addicts have found a new way of sharing drugs with each other which addicts say is ‘cost effect’. This new way is fast trending around South Africa and is called the ‘Bluetooth drug’.
The Bluetooth drug started in Pretoria where anonymous addicts demonstrated on eNEWS prime time. The addict explained that the Bluetooth drug is the only way that saves him and his friends a lot of money.
The Bluetooth drug works by diluting certain drugs and injected into the user.
A few minutes later the injected person draws out blood with the same syringe and injects the next person to share the drug in their blood stream.
The Fever asked a few people what they thought about this new drug trend.
Nonhlanhla Dlamini said: “I don’t believe how stupid these people can be. They are putting their lives in danger with this so called Bluetooth drug, but then again whoonga addicts will do anything in their power to get high.”
Sphiwe Langa said: “They are risking their lives, its bad enough that they are drug slaves and now they want to destroy their lives with blood related diseases such as HIV/Aids.
“I wonder how they come up with these ideas. Police should step up and do their work in getting rid of these addicts. They are a bad influence on the youth.”
Nomusa Mbili said: “I am a mother of three boys and fear for my children when I see addicts wandering the streets of Durban looking for their next fix. Whoonga [is a problem all over] South Africa and addicts come up with new ways to get high.
“This Bluetooth drug is the most dangerous. This trend could increase the number of people living with HIV and Aids. This has to stop and the government must do something about this.”
KZN Health Department minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo said sharing blood or the same needle can increase the number of people infected with HIV.
“This trend is one of the easiest ways of contracting HIV and people should know that HIV is passed on by cutting or piercing the skin with an instrument - for instance a blade, knife, injection needle or tattoo needle - that has infected blood on it. This is why HIV is common among drug users who inject themselves.”