Murfreesboro man allegedly overdoses while mixing Cocaine and Suboxone

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Murfreesboro Police responded to another possible drug overdose this week.

The complainant told authorities his roommate came into their Byrd Avenue apartment acting in an errratic manner. The man then fell on the bathroom floor.

Paramedics arrived and transported the 24 year old to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. It was there that doctors learned the subject had taken cocaine and a "small amount" of Suboxone.

According to "ChooseHelp.com," a website that helps to educate readers about addiction, mixing Suboxone with cocaine is quite dangerous. The two mixed together is referred to as a "Speedball."

Opposing stimulant effects take place when the two are taken together. By mixing the - the user has a greater risk of overdosing. The user also runs a greater risk of feeling the false security of being able to take a heftier dose of cocaine. It also increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and then death.

In the Murfreesboro case, the user survived.

Source:

MPD incident 18-2382

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