The body of the user will tend to crave more crack at it develops tolerance from initial use to achieve the high.
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. This form can be achieved by concocting Cocaine powder with baking soda and water and heating it to form a hard/crystal crack. Some crack users heat the substance with aluminium foil or soda cans, although crack is mostly vaporized in a glass pipe.
The sound made when heating the drug is what gave rise to its name 'crack'. It however has many aliases but do not be fooled, whichever name it goes by it is still the same notorious drug.
It is urgently recommended for you to report to us if you know a friend or loved one who is battling crack Cocaine abuse.
Using crack in any way is considered misuse, since the drug is illegal. Inhalation being its favoured method of ingestion, its delivery to the brain s rapid. Nevertheless, the high goes as quickly as it comes.
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.
These are the effects of crack Cocaine:
Being extremely active
Talkativeness. Most of crack users become more talkative as they feel so energetic and euphoric.
The possibility of an overdose is raised when users take bigger and bigger doses to maintain those not long living effects of crack.
Enlarged pupils and perspiration are warning signs of when one has taken too much. 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. 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. Getting hooked on crack is faster and has a stronger hold. Addicts need a bigger dose of the substance to keep the high they feel that is so enjoyable, but also very short. With every passing day, the addicts need crack just to stay normal and that means that dependency has evolved.
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.
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.
From Snorting Cocaine To Smoking Crack
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. 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. The cost makes it more available to people especially in the more susceptible situations. 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.
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
There is still hope of escaping from the clutches of Cocaine addiction and the best thing to do is to seek professional care. Act now and take the initial decisive step to regain your life!