Boofing cocaine used to be incorrectly associated with homosexuality and anal sex, but is actually a practice among drug users of all genders and sexualities.
Boofing is perceived to be safer than other methods of ingesting cocaine but still comes with a lot of potential health problems and risks.
What Is Boofing Cocaine?
Boofing is a slang term, and it describes the act of ingesting a drug or alcohol through the anus. This method of drug use is most commonly used with cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.
Other common terms for boofing include butt chugging, plugging, booty bumping, and hooping.
Why People Boof Cocaine
The main reason why people boof any substance is to achieve a faster high, as substances ingested in this manner reach the bloodstream much more quickly.
When boofing, a person will feel the effects of cocaine almost immediately. Someone struggling with drug addiction to cocaine will want to satisfy their cravings as fast as possible.
A person may also boof if they are unable to use the cocaine in other ways, such as if they want to avoid leaving track marks or they are unable to snort cocaine for medical reasons.
Materials Needed For Boofing Cocaine
The following materials are needed for boofing cocaine with a syringe (applicator):
- needleless syringe
- clean cup for mixing
- sterile water
- sterile stirrer
- vitamin E capsules or lotion
- scale for measuring dose
It is also possible to boof with suppositories or tampons, though this is less common.
How Boofing Cocaine Is Done
To start out, the person will want to make sure their bowels are empty and make a plan for the size of their dose.
This is where the scale comes in. At this point the person can measure out the water and the amount of drug they will be using, and mix them together in a clean cup until dissolved. Then, they prepare the syringe, apply lube to the anus, insert the syringe, and plunge.
Effects Of Boofing Cocaine
The effects of boofing cocaine are similar to any other method of using cocaine, but the effects are said to be more intense.
What Boofing Cocaine Feels Like
The high felt from boofing is said to be felt more in the torso and limbs, as opposed to other methods of using cocaine that are typically felt as a head-rush.
Some people also describe boofing as causing feelings of sexual arousal more so than other methods of cocaine use. On the other hand, some people say it is painful and uncomfortable.
Onset And Duration Of The Effects Of Boofing Cocaine
The effects of boofing cocaine come on relatively quickly, typically within a minute or two, and can last several hours.
The onset and duration of the effects of boofing cocaine are similar to those when injecting cocaine.
Risks Of Boofing Cocaine
Boofing can cause severe damage to a person’s rectum, rectal tissue, and intestines, leaving them much more susceptible to infections of all kinds, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
There is also a greater risk for overdose when boofing cocaine as someone might not realize that their normal dose will be much more potent when taken this way.
The body also has no natural way to expel the drug if you’ve taken too much, since you can’t vomit out a substance you’ve taken rectally. This greatly increases the risk of a cocaine overdose.
Treatment Options For Cocaine Abuse
Cocaine addiction treatment will typically begin with medically monitored detox to ensure you are clean and sober before addressing your mental and behavioral health.
Once you have gone through detox, you will be able to follow up with either inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment. Your healthcare provider may have a recommendation for you in this regard.
It is very important to address both your addiction and any underlying mental health or behavioral health issues that have led you to addiction in the past, to help prevent relapse.
Find Cocaine Addiction Treatment At Bedrock Recovery Center
If you or a loved one have a cocaine addiction or any other substance use disorder, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Bedrock Recovery Center.
We are dedicated to getting you or your loved one the substance use help that you need so you can live the life that you want — free from the use of cocaine.
It is never too late to get started, and we will be with you every step of the way.