Cocaine is one of the most dangerous drugs to experiment with because one can get hooked from the very first hit.
It is a pale rose to white crystal or free base form of Cocaine that can be smoked. 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. Inhalation of smoke from burning it is the method used to ingest it.
It is said that the name crack is derived from its sound during the heating process of making it. Crack is also called base, hardball, hail, sleet and rock to mention a few.
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Crack is an illegal drug prohibited by the constitution. Inhalation being its favoured method of ingestion, its delivery to the brain s rapid. Nevertheless, the high goes as quickly as it comes.
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.
Some crack Cocaine effects are:
Being extremely active
Tension. As the blood pressure increases, you will feel tensed after consuming crack.
Talkativeness. Most of crack users become more talkative as they feel so energetic and euphoric.
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.
It can be observed that enlargement of pupils and profuse sweating are experienced by the use prior to overdose. The ones who overdose will feel a high level of anxiety. Aggressiveness will also occur. Worse than that, seizures and/or hallucinations can affect the users too. Greater chances of lethal overdose by crack abuse have those addicts that also have high blood pressure or kidney problems.
Smoking crack is said to develop addiction more quickly than snorting the powder form. 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. Addicts need a bigger dose of the substance to keep the high they feel that is so enjoyable, but also very short. Before he or she knows it, she has become addicted to crack Cocaine.
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 craving is what makes it the most difficult when they try to be clean. Some users also just want to avoid the hardship of withdrawal by coming back to the drugs. Crack addicts think that they lead a normal healthy life hence never seek help on their own.
Development Of Crack Addiction
Generally one has to be introduced by someone in the disguise of being adventurous or cool. It is observed that Cocaine snorters graduates to smoking or freebasing. Reasons may point to the quickness of the high and the relatively cheaper cost of freebasing or smoking crack Cocaine compared to Cocaine powder. 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.
Crack Abuse Statistics
Statistics about crack abuse are just evaluations based on some available facts since crack is an illicit drug.
How To Break An Addiction To Crack
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. Act now and take the initial decisive step to regain your life!