Due to the fast acting effects of crack, it is 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, so are its side effects.
High blood pressure, increased heart rate, rapid breathing, nausea, reduced appetite and sleep, convulsions and heart attacks are some of the side effects of cocaine, and your risk suffering from those are increased when using crack.
Once the short high is over when using crack, most people fall into a depression that could influence how quickly they use again. And the more you use both crack and cocaine, the more at risk you are of suffering from psychosis, hallucinations and extreme irritability. And due to the fact that crack is usually mixed with other drugs and chemicals, you don’t know what other harmful affects you could face while smoking it.
Crack is highly addictive and is an even worse, condensed version of cocaine. Trying to limit your use of cocaine or crack won’t save you from the side effects if you continue using. Even doing cocaine once can kill you.
The best way to save yourself and your loved ones some trouble and worry is to completely kick the habit. As many of our patients who sought out our private inpatient rehab near Toronto can attest your health and relationships are on the line, and you can receive all the help and support you need if you are motivated enough.