Cocaine addicts try to achieve the "high" they felt after using Cocaine for the first time every time, and the is why they need more of it, which leads to dependency.
It is termed a hard rug due to its make up but appearance can be deceiving, it is white, the colour of purity but it is far from it. Crack comes in form of "rocks" which is created when the original mix of ammonia or baking soda with Cocaine powder dries off. People consume crack Cocaine by vaporizing it in a glass pipe then inhale it. Other way to use it is by heating it up using soda cans or aluminium foil.
When it is being evaporated, it cracks and pops, and that is how the name, crack Cocaine, was derived. It however has many aliases but do not be fooled, whichever name it goes by it is still the same notorious drug.
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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.
Being very potent and the duration of the high in this form, the user is more likely to overdose. The risk of overdosing can also be high for people who have never used it before and are just trying it that day.
Below are the immediate effects of smoking crack:
Euphoria. Those who consume crack will have their brain producing a high amount of dopamine which triggers extreme pleasure.
The very short-lived high of smoking Cocaine pushes the abuser to take more and more of crack making him/her more exposed to overdosing.
Sweating and dilated pupils usually come before an overdose. Delusions and / or paranoia, violence, and fits are symptoms of someone who is experiencing an overdose. Underlying renal disorders and hypertension worsen the outcome of crack.
Crack Cocaine Dependency
Cocaine has nothing on crack which is more dangerous in all aspects. Even people who have never used crack before instantly become hooked, meaning a dependency can develop very quickly. The effect of crack Cocaine is very intense. It gives a very pleasing effect to the users. However, it lasts only for a very short time. Therefore, many people need higher dose of crack Cocaine to keep the effect going. Without the users realizing it, they have already been strangled by the addiction to crack Cocaine after some time. They will no longer feel normal without the crack Cocaine because crack Cocaine damages their brain.
Withdrawal symptoms are more likely to be exhibited by newly addicted crack smokers when attempting to stop its use. The unnatural increased secretions of dopamine when smoking crack triggers the declined normal production of the body prompting the user to crave more of the substance.
It is very hard to stop using crack because it creates extreme cravings, as well as undesirable withdrawal side effects that users want to avoid. Crack addicts think that they lead a normal healthy life hence never seek help on their own.
Turning To Crack
It doesn't happen often that person's first drug of choice is crack. Many people have been addicted to Cocaine before they try crack out. As many people know, Cocaine is known as "rich man's drug" for its expensive price. On the contrary, crack is much more cheaper than Cocaine. That is why almost everybody, especially people that live under the difficult circumstances, can access this substance easily. A dependency on crack Cocaine can quickly turn into a costly habit that requires a lot of money per week to sustain, just because the user requires more of the drug to make the effects last longer.
Statistics about crack abuse are just evaluations based on some available facts since crack is an illicit drug.
Quitting The Crack Abuse
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. Step up and change your life now.