Cocaine is one of the most dangerous drugs to experiment with because one can get hooked from the very first hit.
Crack Cocaine is a hard white coloured mineral-like drug. Crack comes in form of "rocks" which is created when the original mix of ammonia or baking soda with Cocaine powder dries off. Some crack users heat the substance with aluminium foil or soda cans, although crack is mostly vaporized in a glass pipe.
It is said that the name crack is derived from its sound during the heating process of making it. Rock, candy, base, kryptonite, base, sleet, cookies or, simply, crack, are some of the synonyms for crack Cocaine.
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Crack is an illegal drug prohibited by the constitution. Smoking Cocaine in this form increases how fast it is absorbed by the body through the blood delivering an almost instantaneous high. However, this high doesn't last long.
There is a high probability of a life-threatening overdose because crack's ability to affect the mind and body is very intense. There is no scale as how much is too much, hence even when experimenting one may easily overdoes.
Below are the immediate effects of smoking 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.
Enlarged pupils and perspiration are warning signs of when one has taken too much. Extreme reactions like violence, agitation and seizures may be seen in persons who have overdosed. Smoking crack can be so lethal to those who have kidney problems or high blood pressure. The crack Cocaine will cause such complications in the body and it may be deadly.
Addiction To Crack Cocaine
Smoking crack is said to develop addiction more quickly than snorting the powder form. 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. Before he or she knows it, she has become addicted to crack Cocaine.
When the addiction grows within users, the dose of the crack Cocaine they need will always grow each passing day. They need more of crack Cocaine to be able to feel the effects. Thus, when crack Cocaine addicts try to leave their addiction, it is very difficult as they will struggle with the withdrawal symptoms. Crack Cocaine works in your body by triggering the brain to produce high amount of dopamine which multiplies the sense of happiness by so much. Smoking crack only destroys the brain function to produce dopamine in a normal amount. This is the reason why crack Cocaine addicts can no longer feel 'normal' without the drug.
Once hooked all the addict can think about is their next fix and this becomes the centre of their very existence. Because of this, any bad side effects caused by the substance are usually ignore by the addict.
Turning To Crack
It doesn't happen often that person's first drug of choice is crack. It is observed that Cocaine snorters graduates to smoking or freebasing. 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. At a glance crack is cheap but in real sense given the number of hits an addict needs to survive there is nothing economical to it.
Crack Abuse Statistics
Crack is an illegal drug. Thus, there are detailed statistic data and estimations regarding its use and abuse.
Quitting Crack Cocaine
There is still hope of escaping from the clutches of Cocaine addiction and the best thing to do is to seek professional care. Get your life on the right track by taking the first step now.