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.
Harvested from the coca plant, Cocaine is a whitish substance. This form can be achieved by concocting Cocaine powder with baking soda and water and heating it to form a hard/crystal crack. While others use aluminium wrapping or tin cans (for soft drinks) to evaporate and then smoke it, most people use a pipe made of glass.
The sound made when heating the drug is what gave rise to its name 'crack'. There are other names to call this substance; they are: rock (s), kryptonite, sleet, cookies, and sleet. But people often call it crack.
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Using crack in any way is considered misuse, since the drug is illegal. 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.
All these good feelings are short lived and leave one yearning for more which leads to taking way more than the body can handle which could lead to death. Overdosing may even happen to first-time users of crack.
These are the effects of crack Cocaine:
Euphoria. Those who consume crack will have their brain producing a high amount of dopamine which triggers extreme pleasure.
It was mentioned before that the 'high' moment by crack Cocaine lasts for a short time. Users tend to increase the dose in order the make it last longer. This particular act can cause an overdose to users.
Sweating and dilated pupils usually come before an overdose. The other usual immediate effects of smoking crack like anxiety, aggressive behaviour or even seizure are exhibited before an overdose. Greater chances of lethal overdose by crack abuse have those addicts that also have high blood pressure or kidney problems.
Dependency To Crack
Standard Cocaine is less habit-forming and does not affect the mind and body the way crack does. Some users can even become dependent after the initial use, which means that the crack dependency grows fast. It keeps you chasing to high which is fleeting. Before he or she knows it, she has become addicted to crack Cocaine.
Withdrawal symptoms are more likely to be exhibited by newly addicted crack smokers when attempting to stop its use. 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.
It becomes difficult to stop using because the user experiences powerful urges to use and the desperate need to avoid the withdrawal symptoms. Crack addicts think that they lead a normal healthy life hence never seek help on their own.
Development Of Crack Addiction
Smoking of crack Cocaine is more likely done by existing Cocaine users. 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 of its affordable price, it gives access to many people to get it. Many people who are addicted to drugs are having financial issues because most substances are expensive. Crack is surely 'a saviour' for those addicts who are struggling financially. 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.
Getting Out Of Crack's Grip
Luckily the human physiology is amazing, it can to conditioned to learn and reconditioned to unlearn something. If you or your loved one is struggling with crack addiction, get help immediately.