Cocaine is one of the most dangerous drugs to experiment with because one can get hooked from the very first hit.
Harvested from the coca plant, Cocaine is a whitish substance. This form can be achieved by concocting Cocaine powder with baking soda and water and heating it to form a hard/crystal crack. Some crack users heat the substance with aluminium foil or soda cans, although crack is mostly vaporized in a glass pipe.
The sound made when heating the drug is what gave rise to its name 'crack'. It however has many aliases but do not be fooled, whichever name it goes by it is still the same notorious drug.
Speak to us immediately when you, a family member, or a friend are hooked on crack Cocaine.
Using crack in any way is considered misuse, since the drug is illegal. People consume Cocaine by smoking it so it reaches brain quicker than snorting it. As a result, it makes the user very high in a very short moment. However, this high doesn't last long.
Crack Cocaine is a highly risky drug because of its potency which makes lethal overdose a real possibility. There is no scale as how much is too much, hence even when experimenting one may easily overdoes.
crack cocaine use causes;
Hyperactivity. It also makes you feel so energetic.
The possibility of an overdose is raised when users take bigger and bigger doses to maintain those not long living effects of crack.
Dilated pupil and sweating are the beginning of being overdose. The other usual immediate effects of smoking crack like anxiety, aggressive behaviour or even seizure are exhibited before an overdose. Underlying renal disorders and hypertension worsen the outcome of crack.
Addiction To Crack Cocaine
Crack is a much stronger substance than regular Cocaine. It is also far more addictive than regular Cocaine. Even people who have never used crack before instantly become hooked, meaning a dependency can develop very quickly. It keeps you chasing to high which is fleeting. This quickly grows into dependency at which point you are completely hooked.
From there it is a vicious cycle of highs and lows and more use rendering one a slave to the drug. The brain eventually loses its ability to naturally produce dopamine (a chemical the brain produces to make a person feel happy) because it will rely on the crack to force-release excess amounts of dopamine.
The cravings grow stronger and stronger due to the undesirable withdrawal symptoms he or she experiences. Most of the crack Cocaine users are aware of the negative impacts the substance may cause in their life and body. The worst part is they choose to be ignorant to it and keep consuming it.
Turning To Crack
Crack is mostly consumed by those who has been drug users for some time. Addicts with Cocaine dependency problems are more likely to become crack users. Reasons may point to the quickness of the high and the relatively cheaper cost of freebasing or smoking crack Cocaine compared to Cocaine powder. The cost makes it more available to people especially in the more susceptible situations. However, a crack addiction can become a very expensive habit since addicts need bigger doses to maintain their high, which might end up costing them multiple hundreds or thousands of dollars per week.
Crack Abuse Statistics
Crack is an illegal drug. Thus, there are detailed statistic data and estimations regarding its use and abuse.
Quitting Crack Cocaine
Luckily the human physiology is amazing, it can to conditioned to learn and reconditioned to unlearn something. If you or your loved one is struggling with crack addiction, get help immediately.