Eight Ball

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Eight ball is street jargon for any illegal drug that weighs an eighth of an ounce. The term “Eight Ball” originated from the game of pool, where the number 8 ball is black and traditionally associated with bad luck. In the context of addiction, it refers to an eighth of an ounce or 3.5 grams of drugs. This measurement is commonly used when discussing drug transactions or usage. An “8 ball” in drug slang refers to an eighth of an ounce, or 3.5 grams, of cocaine, a term that became popular in the mid-1980s when it typically cost $300-$350. This quantity is attractive to users due to its cost-effectiveness and sufficient quantity for sustained use, making it a common choice among regular users and partygoers. Cocaine, a white powder or yellow-tinged substance in its impure form, and crack cocaine, which appears as small yellow rocks, are often sold in this amount. Packaging varies, including small sealable bags, paper folds, plastic bags, and cling film.

Its sale in 8 ball quantities is convenient for dealers, offering a balance between quantity and risk of severe legal consequences if caught. The appeal for users lies in the quantity, which supports prolonged highs without frequent re-purchasing, a factor driven by cocaine’s short-lived effects.

Other substances like marijuana, heroin, methamphetamines, MDMA, and amphetamines are also sold in 8 ball weights for similar reasons. The specific drug referred to by “8 ball” can vary by location.

Regarding safety, an 8 ball of cocaine can cause an overdose, with risks varying based on purity, method of ingestion, type of cocaine, user’s tolerance, and individual factors like ethnicity and health conditions. Overdose symptoms range from high blood pressure and nausea to severe reactions like seizures and heart attacks. Immediate medical assistance is key upon noticing these symptoms.

    Addiction and Mental Health

    Treatment Services

    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

    Inpatient Rehab

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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