Addiction to crack will never stop coming since the first try. In fact, it will grow so much in you until it becomes your primary need as you crave for the "high" state.
It is a pale rose to white crystal or free base form of Cocaine that can be smoked. Crack cocaine is laboratory manufactured made by mixing baking powder or ammonia into cocaine powder. 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.
It is said that the name crack is derived from its sound during the heating process of making it. Crack is also called base, hardball, hail, sleet and rock to mention a few.
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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. Even so, the high moment caused by crack Cocaine lasts for a short time only.
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. 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:
Euphoria. Those who consume crack will have their brain producing a high amount of dopamine which triggers extreme pleasure.
An overdose can be one big hit or gradual summation of small hit over a short period.
Dilated pupil and sweating are the beginning of being overdose. Delusions and / or paranoia, violence, and fits are symptoms of someone who is experiencing an overdose. Underlying renal disorders and hypertension worsen the outcome of crack.
Dependency To Crack
Smoking crack is said to develop addiction more quickly than snorting the powder form. Getting hooked on crack is faster and has a stronger hold. It keeps you chasing to high which is fleeting. Without the users realizing it, they have already been strangled by the addiction to crack Cocaine after some time. They will no longer feel normal without the crack Cocaine because crack Cocaine damages their brain.
From there it is a vicious cycle of highs and lows and more use rendering one a slave to the drug. Crack releases extreme amounts of dopamine, a chemical that creates a feeling of happiness in the brain and smoking crack decreases natural creation of dopamine, which is why the previously mention things happen.
The cravings grow stronger and stronger due to the undesirable withdrawal symptoms he or she experiences. 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. More often than not one is addicted to the 'mother' drug cocaine before they graduate to crack. Crack has a pretty low cost compared with Cocaine that is also called a drug for the rich. That is why almost anyone who can't afford the rich man's drug is able to buy crack Cocaine. 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.
The limited facts and figures available are the ones used to calculate the stats on its abuse because it is an illicit drugs.
How To Break An Addiction To Crack
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.