Understanding Crack Cocaine
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.
Crack Cocaine is a substance similar to mineral, which means it is strong and has a white colouration. 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. 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.
Popping or cracking sound this substance produces when it is heated is responsible for its name - crack Cocaine. Crack is also called base, hardball, hail, sleet and rock to mention a few.
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Crack Cocaine is an illegal drug. Therefore, any use of crack Cocaine is taken as an abuse. This substance gets to the brain faster since it is inhaled rather than snorted, thus creating an instant and powerful high. However, this high doesn't last long.
Because of what it contains, there is a high chance of the users to get overdose by consuming crack Cocaine. It may even lead to death. There is no scale as how much is too much, hence even when experimenting one may easily overdoes.
crack cocaine use causes;
- Intense Happiness/Joy
- Over activity
- Tension. As the blood pressure increases, you will feel tensed after consuming crack.
- being overly chatty
- Enhanced confidence
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The possibility of an overdose is raised when users take bigger and bigger doses to maintain those not long living effects of crack.
Sweating and dilated pupils usually come before an 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.
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 short duration of crack Cocaine high drives the user to take more and more of the substance to prolong the high. 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. 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.
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. Dangerous consequences of crack abuse are often ignored by the addicts.
How One Starts Using 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 has a pretty low cost compared with Cocaine that is also called a drug for the rich. Because crack is cheap it is undiscriminating unlike cocaine dabbed 'the rich mans' drug. Although crack Cocaine is relatively affordable, crack users still spend more and more money to sustain their addiction.
Crack Abuse Statistics
Due to its illicit nature, figures of crack Cocaine cases are mostly based on surveys and estimation.
How To Break An Addiction To Crack
While using crack, your mindset has been changed completely into thinking that you can not be 'normal' without it or that you can not be happy without it. Let it be known to you that that mindset can be turned around into its normal state. The only way to do it is to be drug free by following proper treatment. Step up and change your life now.