The Hard Truth about Crack
Crack is an extremely addictive form of cocaine. The two have similar effects, but crack that hits harder and faster than its purer counterpart and lasts a shorter time, which leads to binges, overuse and faster cravings.
Crack is freebase cocaine that you can smoke, unlike regular cocaine that cannot be smoked because the melting point is too high.
Due to the fast-acting effects of crack, it’s easy to overdose while using it. Another thing to consider is that cocaine and crack have the same side effects. But as crack is a more intense version of cocaine, its side effects are more severe. Health problems like high blood pressure, increased heart rate, fatigue, rapid breathing, nausea, reduced appetite and sleep, convulsions and heart attacks are some of the side effects of cocaine, and your risk of suffering from those are increased when using crack. In addition, these effects can be amplified.
For many users of crack, once the short high generated from ingestion starts to wane is over depression can set in that could influence how quickly they use again. And the more you use either crack or cocaine, the more at risk you are of suffering from psychosis, hallucinations and extreme irritability. And, because crack is usually mixed with other drugs and chemicals, withdrawal symptoms can be unpredictable and dangerous.
Whether your alcoholism is obvious to the outside world or not, your private life will suffer heavily under the influence of alcohol. Your relationships with your partner, your children, your parents, your siblings and your friends might be damaged by tension and hurtful incidents. Or maybe you’re not having fights at home, but you’re unable to provide support to your partner or your child or your parent, even at times when they’re going through serious illnesses or stressful life events.
The things you do when under the influence may include lying, cheating, getting aggressive, and doing other things that might go against your values. Consistently behaving in ways that are not aligned with who you are can lead to depression and self-loathing.
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