Addicts believe that drug-induced blood gets two high for the price of one.
Health experts have warned against a dangerous fad spreading fast among drug addicts called Bluetooth — where nyaope users shared blood to get high off each others drugs.
It’s usually done when they can only afford one packet of drugs.
They insist sharing drug-induced blood gets them both equally high.
Public health experts in Pretoria said on Wednesday the trend would probably stop as all fads did, but it brought increased chances of HIV, hepatitis and other blood diseases.
Nyaope addicts changed to injecting their drugs with syringes, instead of smoking them.
Drug addicts told the Pretoria News they kept the blood-sharing between two druggies to avoid diseases and infections.