Crack Addiction

Crack Addiction

The crystallised form of cocaine, otherwise known as crack, is a fast acting drug that creates a short lived high. Crack is heated and smoked through a makeshift pipe. It is the most potent form of cocaine and the most dangerous as the drug is 75% – 100% pure. The drug reaches the brain faster when inhaled and the high lasts 15 minutes. Thus the need for more and more…

The physical signs of crack abuse:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Dry mouth
  • Sweating
  • Suppressed appetite
  • Restless and talkative
  • Insomnia
  • Physically active
  • Depression and isolation
  • Defensive and paranoid
  • Mood swings
  • Hallucination

No matter how frequent or infrequent one uses the substance there is an increased chance of the below health risks.

Health effects of crack addiction:

  • Strokes
  • Respiratory failure
  • Heart attacks
  • Seizures
  • Death