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Crack Cocaine

Crack cocaine is reported to be a powerfully addictive drug of abuse; the term "crack" refers to the crackling sound that the drug makes upon being heated." Crack" is the street name that has been given to cocaine that has been processed in order to be able to create a rock crystal; when cocaine in this form has been heated, it will produce vapors that can be smoked. An addiction to crack cocaine often occurs shortly after the initial use, and individuals that become addicted to crack cocaine have reported that they will go to any length in order to get their next "hit."

Individuals who have used crack cocaine have described the experience as a powerful high that produces an euphoric "rush" that gives the person a feeling of extreme confidence. As the user reaches repetitively for that feeling, they will quickly develop a crack cocaine addiction; it is at this point, that they will continue using crack cocaine in a vain attempt to try to recreate the intensity of the initial high. An addiction to this powerful substance will cause an individual to have a constant craving for another crack cocaine fix; unfortunately, this obsession for the drug will eventually overwhelm all of the other needs of the individual.

Some of the most obvious symptoms to look for in an individual who is struggling with a crack cocaine addiction could include: disregarding family and work responsibilities and the disappearance of personal items, which they will likely sell in order to obtain more of the drug. Crack cocaine users have been reported to experience many negative side effects such as increased heart rate and blood pressure, stroke, extreme weight loss, heart attack and even death. The digestive system can significantly affected with crack cocaine use, leading to possible intestinal and bowel problem; additionally, weight loss can quickly spiral out of control, which often times can lead to a dangerous state of malnutrition.

Crack cocaine withdrawal symptoms can occur quickly following the initial use of the highly addictive drug. As the crack addiction begins to escalate, these painful and often debilitating symptoms will only become progressively worse .Those who are addicted to crack cocaine will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms if they are not able to obtain the drug on a regular basis, and the fear of these symptoms will often drive an addict to ramp up their use of the drug. Some crack cocaine withdrawal symptoms that are commonly experienced include severe fatigue, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, and excruciating pain in the bones and muscles.

A crack cocaine overdose has the potential to cause serious medical problems, and in many instances, could be fatal. Depending on the severity of the individual's addiction, the amount of crack cocaine that is required to cause an overdose can vary greatly from person to person. Because cocaine is often combined with a variety of other drugs in the process of making crack, even an experienced could potentially overdose on the drug. Some of the major dangers that have been reported to be related to a crack cocaine overdose include cardiac arrest, stroke, kidney failure and even death.