What We Treat
Crack Detox Treatment
Crack Addiction and Rehab Program
What Is Crack?
Crack is a highly addictive form of cocaine. Crack’s popularity exploded because of its appeal to drug users seeking a cheap, powerful, and fast acting high.
Crack is a very powerful stimulant, causing a rapid stimulant effect and feeling of euphoria. As a stimulant, it will speed up mental and physical processes, increasing the user’s energy, focus, and attention. Because Crack is a smoked form of cocaine, the user will experience near immediate effects. Crack is readily absorbed from the lungs into the bloodstream, and then rapidly travels throughout the rest of the body and reaches the brain. The effects are rapid, peak quickly, and then end quickly after 5 or 10 minutes. Because of this rapid cycle, crack will greatly increase the risks of tolerance, dependency and addiction.
Why Do People Use Crack?
Those who use crack do so to achieve a “high” that includes:
- Intense burst of energy
- Inflated sense of confidence/self-importance.
- Sense of escaping reality.
- Experience of euphoria.
- Increased mental focus.
The desired effects quickly become replaced with negatives.
Following the development of tolerance, the phenomenon of withdrawal is another sign of crack abuse. Withdrawal manifests when unwanted symptoms arise after being free of the substance for some time. In the case of crack cocaine, during withdrawal someone may experience:
- Being highly irritable
- Intense cravings for more crack.
Dangerous Effects of Crack Abuse
Crack abuse can give rise to a number of side effects that can drastically compromise your health.
- Cardiovascular risks.
- Higher breathing rates.
- Bizarre behaviors.
- Hallucinations including seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not present.
- Delusional thinking.
- Panic and anxiety.
- Damage to lips, mouth, and teeth.
- Severe decline in cognitive ability