The body of the user will tend to crave more crack at it develops tolerance from initial use to achieve the high.
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. It can be smoked by heating glass pipe, aluminium cans or foil to vaporize the "rock".
The sound made when heating the drug is what gave rise to its name 'crack'. Although it is mostly referred to as crack, it has other street names, such as dice, hard rocks, nuggets, snow coke, hail, candy and more.
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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. The duration of high is said to be very short lasting about 5-10 minutes.
There is a high probability of a life-threatening overdose because crack's ability to affect the mind and body is very intense. Overdose can happen even for first-time users of the substance.
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.
Hyperactivity. It also makes you feel so energetic.
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.
Dilated pupil and sweating are the beginning of being 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.
Ordinary Cocaine is far less addictive and strong than crack Cocaine. It can be said that it is highly likely for a first-time crack user to develop the addiction. It keeps you chasing to high which is fleeting. 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. 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.
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. A crack Cocaine dependent is predisposed to overlook the bad consequences of substance abuse.
What Attracts People To Crack Cocaine
It doesn't happen often that person's first drug of choice is crack. More often than not one is addicted to the 'mother' drug cocaine before they graduate to crack. Crack costs a lot less than standard Cocaine, which is known as the substance of choice for the wealthy. That is why almost anyone who can't afford the rich man's drug is able to buy crack Cocaine. 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
Statistics about crack abuse are just evaluations based on some available facts since crack is an illicit drug.
Freedom From Crack Cocaine Addiction
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.