Cocaine and crack cocaine addiction are devastating to American families. Cocaine is known on the “street” as blow, nose candy, snowball, tornado, and wicky stick. It is available in different forms as a white powder or “crack” that is a hard off-white chunky material. Cocaine can be snorted, injected, or smoked. It is snorted in the white powder form; lines of coke are arranged on a hard surface such as a mirror. Powder cocaine can also be dissolved and then injected. The hard chunky crack form of cocaine is smoked. The name “crack” comes from the crackling sound it makes when smoked. A high from smoking crack does not last as long as snorting or injecting cocaine.
The user of cocaine can experience a high or euphoric feeling along with increased energy. Cocaine has been used in medicine as an anesthetic. Cocaine is derived from the leaves of the coca plant. At one time very small amounts were found in the Coca-Cola beverage.
Cocaine is smuggled into the country; it is not available by legal means. Cocaine is priced on the purity of the product available. It is an expensive habit or addiction. Crack cocaine is relatively cheaper and has “opened” the addiction to those less affluent.
A Dangerous Drug
Cocaine is extremely addictive. Drug addiction to some individuals can happen at the first instance of use. Cocaine is also very hard on the body. Risks of overdose, uncontrollable behavior while under the influence of cocaine, severe behavior associated with obtaining more cocaine, and intense withdrawal symptoms make cocaine a dangerous drug to individuals and society at large.
Mixing cocaine use with other drugs, especially alcohol, can cause death. Due to the severe cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with crack and cocaine use, addicts typically require professional cocaine rehab and crack treatment to detox and recover. Many crack addiction treatment and crack cocaine addiction recovery drug rehab programs have medically supervised detoxification programs that can assist and help control the withdrawal from crack and cocaine. A qualified crack cocaine addiction treatment center can provide effective crack rehab and crack addiction recovery.
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If you have a loved one who needs help for crack cocaine addiction, contact one of the placement specialists at 4Rehabilitation today before it’s too late; a program to suit your individual needs is available.