Crack ! What Crack Does to You !
Hello, David L. Here (Recovering Alcoholic/Addict)
People often mistake Crack and Cocaine as two separate drugs. Even though they are, Crack is more highly addictive than Cocaine!
For starters, let us start out with what Crack Cocaine is:
What is Crack Cocaine ?
After doing some research, Crack is broken down to: 2-beta-carbomethoxyl-3-beta-benoxytropane. Crack is a crystallized state of cocaine that's gone through a certain chemical change and it's considered that the name comes from the "cracking" sounds it makes when smoking the drug.
Crack is to be considered highly addictive. I have lived with people both Rehab, Detox and Oxford House Situations where there true addiction was Crack Cocaine. I have heard so many horror stories about just how addicting crack can be.
What is Smoking Crack?
Smoking crack is a method used to in-take the drug crack. It is the most popular method and is usually smoked via a pipe or water pipe. However, there are other methods of smoking crack. Scraping off the residue from the pipes and inhaling or smoking it ( usually with a brillo pad) can be done or even injecting it.
What are the short-term effects of Crack Cocaine?
Crack Cocaine causes a short-lived, acute high that's instantly accompanied by the opposition— intense depression, uneasiness and a lusting for more of the drug. Addicts who use it often do not eat or sleep properly or at all while they are smoking Crack Cocaine.
This can last for days. They can experience greatly increased heart rate, muscle spasms and convulsions. The drug can make people feel paranoiac, furious, hostile and apprehensive— even when they are not high.
No matter of how much of the drug is used or how oftentimes, crack cocaine increases the risk that the user will experience a heart attack, stroke, seizure or respiratory (breathing) failure, any of which can result in sudden immediate death.
Smoking Crack Cocaine additionally demonstrates a series of health hazards. Crack Cocaine is often mixed with other substances and nasty chemicals that can be extremely toxic when burned, inhaled.
As Crack Cocaine smoke doesn't stay powerful for long, crack pipes are generally very short. This often causes cracked and blistered lips, known as “crack lip,” from users having a very hot pipe pressed against their lips.
What are the long-term effects of crack cocaine?
In addition to the common risks affiliated with cocaine use, Crack Cocaine users may experience severe respiratory problems, including coughing, shortness of breath, lung damage and bleeding.
Long-term effects from use of crack cocaine include severe damage to the heart, liver and kidneys. Drug users are more probable to have infectious diseases.
Smoking Crack Cocaine on a daily use causes sleep loss and loss of appetite, resulting in malnutrition and getting sick more easily. Smoking crack cocaine also can cause aggressive and paranoid behavior.
As crack cocaine interferes with the way the brain processes chemicals, one needs progressively so much more of the drug just to feel “normal.” (Similar to Heroin) Those who become addicted to crack cocaine (as with most additional drugs) lose interest in other areas of life.
Coming down from the drug causes severe depression, which becomes worse and worse after each use. This can get so hard that a person will do almost anything to get the drug— even commit murder. That's how crazy this shit is folks! And if he or she can not get crack cocaine, the depression can get so intense it can drive the addict to suicide.
PHYSICAL & MENTAL EFFECTS
Because it's usually almost smoked every time used, the effects of crack cocaine are more immediate and more intense than that of powdered cocaine.
Loss of appetite
Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature
Contracted blood vessels
Increased rate of breathing
Disturbed sleep patterns
Bizarre, erratic, sometimes violent behavior
Hallucinations, hyper excitability, irritability
Tactile hallucination that creates the illusion of bugs burrowing under the skin
Anxiety and paranoia
Intense drug craving
Panic and psychosis
Convulsions, seizures and sudden death from high doses
Permanent damage to blood vessels of ear and brain, high blood pressure, leading to heart attacks, strokes and death
Liver, kidney and lung damage
Severe chest pains
Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
Malnutrition, weight loss
Severe tooth decay
Auditory and tactile hallucinations
Sexual problems, reproductive damage and infertility (for both men and women)
Disorientation, apathy, confused exhaustion
Irritability and mood disturbances
Increased frequency of risky behavior
Delirium or psychosis
Tolerance and addiction
Folks, this stuff is the real deal of scary stuff out there in the drug world! Stay away from it if you can!
And, if you are addicted, please try and call someone to "Drag your Ass" to a Rehab".. It WILL ruin YOU !