Addiction to crack will never stop coming since the first try. In fact, it will grow so much in you until it becomes your primary need as you crave for the "high" state.
Crack Cocaine is a hard white coloured mineral-like drug. To get crack Cocaine, which is its most potent form and looks like a crystal-like, sodium bicarbonate is combined with ammonia to form a paste, which is then left to dry so it can crystalize. Some crack users heat the substance with aluminium foil or soda cans, although crack is mostly vaporized in a glass pipe.
Popping or cracking sound this substance produces when it is heated is responsible for its name - crack Cocaine. 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.
Crack abuse refers to the use of this prohibited substance regardless of frequency and instance. 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. The risk of overdosing can also be high for people who have never used it before and are just trying it that day.
The likelihood of the overdose is raised because the user will want to maintain the brief high, which prompts them to take more of the drug in large amounts.
It can be observed that enlargement of pupils and profuse sweating are experienced by the use prior to overdose. Nervousness, aggressive behaviour, seizures and/or hallucinations are some of the symptoms of an overdose. The pre-existence of kidney issues and blood pressure exacerbates the fatal risks from smoking crack Cocaine.
Crack Cocaine Dependency
Ordinary Cocaine is far less addictive and strong than crack Cocaine. Most people get addicted to crack Cocaine since the very first try. Moreover, the addiction grows very fast within them. In a very short time, crack Cocaine becomes the main need to them. It keeps you chasing to high which is fleeting. As time goes by, the addict needs it just to feel like themselves again, and it is at this stage that the addiction has taken hold.
Eventually, they develop a tolerance to its pleasurable effects and suffer from withdrawal symptoms when they stop using it, which makes them want the crack more and more. 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. A crack Cocaine dependent is predisposed to overlook the bad consequences of substance abuse.
Turning To Crack
Smoking of crack Cocaine is more likely done by existing Cocaine users. Addicts with Cocaine dependency problems are more likely to become crack users. Crack costs a lot less than standard Cocaine, which is known as the substance of choice for the wealthy. Because crack is cheap it is undiscriminating unlike cocaine dabbed 'the rich mans' drug. Drug addiction is a very costly thing. It may cost someone hundreds or even thousands of dollar every week to keep it up. Drug users who are addicted to it feel like they can not live without it and feel the need of taking drug frequently. Most drugs are not cheap. Therefore, consuming drug is very expensive to maintain.
Due to its illicit nature, figures of crack Cocaine cases are mostly based on surveys and estimation.
Getting Out Of Crack's Grip
Proper treatment can help bring an addict's brain into normal, healthy state the same way that crack previously wired it's brain to feel that the only life enjoyment can be found in the crack. If you or your loved one is struggling with crack addiction, get help immediately.