What is Crack – A Summary
Crack is a form of cocaine that is smoked. It is more addictive than cocaine and the effects are quicker and longer lasting. Help4Addiction can help you to overcome your reliance on this drug and help you to rebuild your life and relationships without the dominance of drugs in your life.
What does crack cocaine do?
Crack cocaine is a powder form of the drug that is smoked or injected. The risks of the use of this drug are dramatically increased and the person using it becomes more dependent on it. The after effects are similar to that of cocaine; a dramatic feeling of depression during which users may feel hopeless and crave more of the drug to overcome these feelings.
What are the Symptoms / Side Effects of using cocaine?
- Lack of appetite
- Reduced body temperature
- Speeding up the heart rate
- Feelings of depression
- Heart attack due to increased heart rate
Similarly to cocaine, there are no medications currently available to treat crack cocaine addiction. As the drug has a far reaching impact on the user’s life the treatments need to encompass a wide range of behavioural strategies to help the user to overcome the initial addiction and then any temptations they may experience in their lives.