Crack Cocaine Addiction and Abuse in Essex Essex

What Is Crack Cocaine

After the initial use of crack Cocaine, dependency can evolve and keep growing since that first high can't be reached with the same dose of the drug.


Crack Cocaine is a substance similar to mineral, which means it is strong and has a white colouration. Crack comes in form of "rocks" which is created when the original mix of ammonia or baking soda with Cocaine powder dries off. People consume crack Cocaine by vaporizing it in a glass pipe then inhale it. Other way to use it is by heating it up using soda cans or aluminium foil.

Crack Cocaine makes popping sound when being heated. Therefore, it is called crack Cocaine. There are other names to call this substance; they are rock (s), kryptonite, sleet, cookies, and sleet. But people often call it crack.


It is urgently recommended for you to report to us if you know a friend or loved one who is battling crack Cocaine abuse.


Crack abuse refers to the use of this prohibited substance regardless of frequency and instance. This substance gets to the brain faster since it is inhaled rather than snorted, thus creating an instant and powerful high. It's feel-good effect is however fleeting.

All these good feelings are short lived and leave one yearning for more which leads to taking way more than the body can handle which could lead to death. The risk of overdosing can also be high for people who have never used it before and are just trying it that day.


Below are the immediate effects of smoking crack

  • Intense happiness
  • Being extremely active
  • anxiety
  • Talking too much
  • Enhanced confidence

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It was mentioned before that the 'high' moment by crack Cocaine lasts for a short time. Users tend to increase the dose in order the make it last longer. This particular act can cause an overdose to users.

Widened pupils and perspiration are good indicators of an on coming overdose. Extreme reactions like violence, agitation and seizures may be seen in persons who have overdosed. Smoking crack can be so lethal to those who have kidney problems or high blood pressure. The crack Cocaine will cause such complications in the body and it may be deadly.


Crack Cocaine Dependency

Cocaine has nothing on crack which is more dangerous in all aspects. It can be said that it is highly likely for a first-time crack user to develop the addiction. It keeps you chasing to high which is fleeting. This quickly grows into dependency at which point you are completely hooked.

Eventually, they develop a tolerance to its pleasurable effects and suffer from withdrawal symptoms when they stop using it, which makes them want the crack more and more. Crack Cocaine works in your body by triggering the brain to produce high amount of dopamine which multiplies the sense of happiness by so much. Smoking crack only destroys the brain function to produce dopamine in a normal amount. This is the reason why crack Cocaine addicts can no longer feel 'normal' without the drug.

It is very hard to stop using crack because it creates extreme cravings, as well as undesirable withdrawal side effects that users want to avoid. Because of this, any bad side effects caused by the substance are usually ignore by the addict.

From Snorting Cocaine To Smoking Crack

People who have never used drugs before don't usually turn to crack. More often than not one is addicted to the 'mother' drug cocaine before they graduate to crack. Reasons may point to the quickness of the high and the relatively cheaper cost of freebasing or smoking crack Cocaine compared to Cocaine powder. Because of its affordable price, it gives access to many people to get it. Many people who are addicted to drugs are having financial issues because most substances are expensive. Crack is surely 'a saviour' for those addicts who are struggling financially. A dependency on crack Cocaine can quickly turn into a costly habit that requires a lot of money per week to sustain, just because the user requires more of the drug to make the effects last longer.


Crack Abuse Statistics

Crack is an illegal drug. Thus, there are detailed statistic data and estimations regarding its use and abuse.

How To Break An Addiction To Crack

Proper treatment can help bring an addict's brain into normal, healthy state the same way that crack previously wired it's brain to feel that the only life enjoyment can be found in the crack. The power to get your life in order again is in your hands, take action now.