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Crack Addiction

Crack Addiction

Crack, also called “coke” or “cocaine” is a white powder which is made from the leaves of the cacao plant. Crack (Cocaine) creates a temporary surge of dopamine and serotonin in the brain. This gives energy and a euphoric mood, or at least gaiety and cheerfulness.

People suffering from crack addiction also experience an analgesic effect and will become sexually stimulated. The hunger stimulus disappears, and there’s an increase in muscle strength and endurance is also increased.

In addition, crack addiction causes a person to feel very self confident; it creates a powerful feeling. Cocaine, however, has a short duration, as all crack addicts know.

Cocaine can be taken in various forms. The white powder can be sniffed through a tube into the nose. It can also be injected after it’s been dissolved in water, or smoked through a pipe.

Crack addiction is very dangerous and can lead to death if left untreated.

Risks of crack addiction:

  • Dry and damaged mucosa
  • Increased body temperature
  • Diarrhea
  • Frequent urination
  • Aggressiveness
  • Empty feeling
  • “Hangover”
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Sinusitis
  • Headaches
  • Panic
  • Paranoia
  • Feeling creatures under the skin
  • Severe itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Injection abscesses
  • Lung damage
  • Exhaustion and exuberance (dangerous in traffic)
  • Oxygen deficiency in the heart

Fill in one of our contact forms or call our 24hour helpline 079 770 7532 and one of our profession staff members will be able to assist you if you think you have a crack addiction.

The Houghton House Group of Treatment Centres are holistic drug treatment centres,  located in Sandton and Randburg South Africa . The treatment centres that form the group specialize in alcohol and drug addiction problems and have been assisting people to overcome their addictions for over twenty years.

The very high success statistics and exclusive treatment centres have attracted patients into this centre from around the world.

 

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