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.
Popping or cracking sound this substance produces when it is heated is responsible for its name - crack Cocaine. 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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Crack is an illegal drug prohibited by the constitution. Inhalation being its favoured method of ingestion, its delivery to the brain s rapid. The duration of high is said to be very short lasting about 5-10 minutes.
Being very potent and the duration of the high in this form, the user is more likely to overdose. Overdosing may even happen to first-time users of crack.
The following the side effects of using crack Cocaine:
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.
It can be observed that enlargement of pupils and profuse sweating are experienced by the use prior to overdose. Delusions and / or paranoia, violence, and fits are symptoms of someone who is experiencing an overdose. Greater chances of lethal overdose by crack abuse have those addicts that also have high blood pressure or kidney problems.
Addiction To Crack Cocaine
Ordinary Cocaine is far less addictive and strong than crack Cocaine. Getting hooked on crack is faster and has a stronger hold. It keeps you chasing to high which is fleeting. As time goes by, the addict needs it just to feel like themselves again, and it is at this stage that the addiction has taken hold.
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 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. 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. 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.
The limited facts and figures available are the ones used to calculate the stats on its abuse because it is an illicit drugs.
Getting Out Of Crack's Grip
Proper treatment can help bring an addict's brain into normal, healthy state the same way that crack previously wired it's brain to feel that the only life enjoyment can be found in the crack. Act now and take the initial decisive step to regain your life!