Crack Cocaine Addiction

Crack cocaine is commonly just called “crack.” It is a free base form of cocaine that can be smoked, and provides a short but intense “high” feeling. It is the most addictive form of cocaine, largely because when smoked rather than snorted, the addictive quality reaches the brain more quickly. The overdose rate is very high, particularly for first-time users.

Crack cocaine can be identified as other names:

  • Nuggets
  • Jelly Beans
  • Gravel
  • Dice
  • Candy
  • Piece
  • Rocks
  • Base
  • Cookies

Physical Symptoms of use of Crack cocaine:

  • Euphoria
  • Dilated pupils
  • insomnia
  • loss of appetite
  • increased heart rate
  • Hypertension
  • twitching muscles
  • Nosebleeds

Psychological symptoms of use of Crack cocaine:

  • Aggression/ mood swings
  • psychotic symptoms
  • paranoia
  • cravings
  • supreme confidence
  • Depression
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