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Crack Cocaine (Overview)

Crack is slang term for crack cocaine, a form of cocaine that can be smoked. It is the most addictive form of cocaine.


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How long can crack cocaine recovery take?

How long can crack cocaine recovery take?

Lifelong: Crack Cocaine is particularly addictive. Recovery involves changing behaviors, getting support from those who care about you and taking care of yourself physically, emotionally and mentally. An addictions specialist can be very helpful.

Crack Cocaine (Overview)

Crack is slang term for crack cocaine, a form of cocaine that can be smoked. It is the most addictive form of cocaine.


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How can I stop relapsing on crack cocaine?

How can I stop relapsing on crack cocaine?

Active recovery: Relapse is part of recovery. Actively participating in any recovery program makes it significantly less likely you will use again. I strongly recommend multiple treatment approaches, the more invested you are in the recovery process the less likely for relapse. Participating in inpatient therapy provides time away from temptations, na, outpatient tx, avoiding old people, places, triggers.

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How long does crack cocaine stay in your system?

How long does crack cocaine stay in your system?

48-72 hours: Typically 48-72 hours. If use is extremely heavy and chronic, maybe up to 96 hours.

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How would you know if someone takes crack cocaine?

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How would you know if someone takes crack cocaine?

Cocaine: Observe. She would have dilated pupils, her energy is elevated, her speech excited & exuberant.

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I think my girlfrend is using crack cocaine how can I tell for sure?

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Cocaine: Observe. She would have dilated pupils, her energy is elevated, her speech excited & exuberant.

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How much time does crack cocaine stay in my system I am a heavy user?

How much time does crack cocaine stay in my system I am a heavy user?

A contradiction: There seems to be a paradox in your query. It sounds suspiciously like a question one would ask when one is trying to beat a drug test. But how could a heavy user hope to beat a drug test consistently? That would entail NOT being a heavy user pretty often. I guess I don't follow the logic of your question.

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What are the negative consequences of crack cocaine vs. Plain cocaine?

What are the negative consequences of crack cocaine vs. Plain cocaine?

Both very addicting: Since "crack" Cocaine is smoked, it gets into the system faster than snorting the powder. The faster it gets into brain, the more intense the high. The speed of smoking crack is about equal to speed of IV injection -- lung vasculature is vast. Also the intensity of crack's high passes more quickly than snorting -- leading to more and more doses to maintain the high. Huge addictiveness with each.

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If I did 1 gram of crack cocaine how quick can I get it out of my system?

It depends.: You can test positive for Cocaine in your urine for up to 3 days, but sometimes benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, can be detected in your urine for up to 3 wks, depending on how much and how frequently you use it. It is better to stay away from it, get into a drug tx program and attend 12 step mtgs. Help yourself by reducing the amount used and quit.

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What are the first stages of appearance of someone that uses crack cocaine?

What are the first stages of appearance of someone that uses crack cocaine?

Acute vs chronic: The immediate effects of Cocaine are often euphoria and hyperactivity, followed by a period of dysphoria or irritability. Chronic use can lead to depression, mania, or psychosis. There is usually a personality change consistent with drug-seeking behavior. Physical changes can occur, such as weight loss and neglect of personal appearance.

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How many ways can crack cocaine get in your system even if you do not smoke it?

Cocaine: Cocaine can enter your system by smoking it, ingesting it, snorting it, injecting it, and touching it.

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What does crack cocaine smell like?

Have never smelled: crack cocaine. It is reported to have mild odor, if any which dissipates quickly. From what I have read it can smell like burned plastic.

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What are the symptoms of crack cocaine use?

Cocaine: Crack is stimulant, so hyperarousal & agitation & changes in pupil size with increased metabolism are common.

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How could I detox my system of crack cocaine fast?

You can't: Cocaine leaves the body very quickly, within hours of taking it (and actually is converted to its metabolites in the bloodstream within minutes - which is why it is so short-acting). The metabolites are not active, other than the combination product with alcohol (cocaethylene), which is more toxic and longer-acting than Cocaine itself. The metabolites leave the body in 3 days, nothing speeds it up.

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Can smoking crack cocaine make a person actually age?

Can smoking crack cocaine make a person actually age?

Absolutely: Crack Cocaine causes some people to develop circulatory system diseases that are usually only seen in old age (strokes, heart attacks).

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I am doing a research paper on crack cocaine. . . Is the crack trend gone away, as I haven't heard much about it lately?

I am doing a research paper on crack cocaine. . . Is the crack trend gone away, as I haven't heard much about it lately?

Yes: You will not find this in the politically-correct literature, but during the late 1990's, the communities in which crack was dealt decided that the drug was doing more harm to their own people than the money that it brought in was worth. Extrajudicial street justice put the dealers out of business. There's a paper in scientific american february 2004 that's straight-talking.

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How can crack cocaine use affect diabetes, specifically?

Diabetes cocaine: Cocaine can: suppress the feeling of hunger and disturb sleep patterns, which can cause hypoglycemia (abnormally low blood sugar levels). Indirectly affect blood glucose levels due to its effect on the brain - e.g. Users might not recognise signs of hypoglycemia or mistake such symptoms for the effects of the drug. For more info see: www.Diabetes.Co. Uk/recreational-drugs/cocaine. Html.

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What are the side effect fom taking lithuim and smoking crack cocaine?

What are the side effect fom taking lithuim and smoking crack cocaine?

Insanity: There is not any way on this kind of application to give you the answers to the question I am assuming you are asking and the other questions that are implied. It is the very definition of insanity to be using crack Cocaine when you have a mental illness. Please get your self to na or ca and stay there. You can lick this problem with the help of a program and the men and women in ca will help.

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How can I help a friend who is experiencing a crack cocaine addiction that is ruining her life?

How can I help a friend who is experiencing a crack cocaine addiction that is ruining her life?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of al-anon or codependents anonymous (coda).