Crack Cocaine Addiction

The ups and downs of crack abuse can cause long term mental and physical health complications.

Both the immediate side effects and their near-immediate disappearance increase the risks of addiction and overdose.

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Side Effects of Crack Addiction

Early side effects of cocaine use often include increases in energy, excitement, and happiness. This drug speeds your body up. In both forms, cocaine, and crack, a crash comes after.

With crack use, the crash usually comes within 10 minutes. The crash includes a mood change and a decrease in energy. When the crash comes, you will likely feel tired or sad. You may also feel angry, paranoid, or nervous.

One troubling early symptom is the strong drug cravings that trick your brain into thinking that you need more to feel better. These strong drug cravings can lead to addiction or overdose.

Two of the most common and serious potential physical health impacts are stroke and heart attack. If you share needles, there is an additional risk of contracting HIV, AIDS, and hepatitis. When combining crack cocaine with alcohol or other drugs, the risks increase.

Related Mental Health Concerns

Crack cocaine withdrawal symptoms can vary from person to person. The length and method of ingestion are two factors that can alter your experience.

Some of the most common crack cocaine withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Strong drug cravings
  • Depression
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle pains
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Excessive sweating
  • Increased appetite
  • Insomnia

These withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable, but they are easier to overcome than the long term health impairments associated with crack cocaine addiction.

On top of the mental and physical health issues it may cause, there are other problems related to crack use.

Criminal consequences are one possibility. Studies show that crack users are at a higher risk than powdered cocaine users for reporting a lifetime arrest or multiple recent arrests. There is an 18:1 imbalance in sentencing.


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Reasons to Choose Rehab

A higher risk of addiction, overdose, unemployment, and arrest are all major problems associated with crack cocaine use.

The withdrawal symptoms listed above lead many people to relapse and continue the cycle.

A detox will give you strength in early sobriety as you move into a comprehensive treatment plan. You can avoid relapse, damage to your health, overdose, and other potential complications.

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How Can We Help?

If you are ready to overcome your addiction to crack cocaine, the experts at Pathfinders are ready to help.

All you need to do is call our facility and start with your initial consultation.

We can also help you confirm your insurance coverage.

We accept most major providers, and most major providers offer some kind of addiction care coverage.

If you do not have insurance, we are happy to discuss alternative options.

We are here to help you find your path.

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