Crack Cocaine

Crack cocaine addiction is one of the most destructive addictions due to how quickly you experience negative consequences. This is partly due to the amount and time spent on getting high on crack cocaine. This drug induces a short high, which means the user will need to smoke it every 15 to 20 minutes. It is a psychological craving that is so severe that it becomes almost impossible to stop without drug rehabilitation.

How Is Crack Cocaine Used?

This drug is the crystallized form of cocaine powder. It is sold in solid blocks of crystals and it is either yellow, light pink or white. Crack is heated and smoked in a glass pipe. It gets its name “crack” from the popping sound it makes when heated. Crack is 75% more potent than regular cocaine, making it extremely addictive – even when used just once.

What are the signs of crack cocaine addiction?

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How is Crack Cocaine used?

Withdrawals from crack cocaine peak at day 3 and include symptoms, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Paranoia
  • Shaking
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting

Symptoms usually subside within 7 days, but less severe cravings may last for several months. This is why a medical detox is so necessary for a successful recovery and reduced risk of relapse.

Crack Abuse Treatment

The first step in crack cocaine treatment is detox. This is a vital first step and necessary for a successful recovery and reduced relapse risk. ARCA has a team of medical professionals who monitor patients for severe withdrawal symptoms. Many long term crack users will experience post-acute withdrawal syndrome, where symptoms can go beyond the detox. Our detox process covers all the short term and long term issues with non-addictive anti-craving medication and effective therapy. Get the help you deserve and get your life back for good by reaching out and calling ARCA today.

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