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Doctor insights on: Cigarette Smoking In Crack Cocaine Addicts

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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. ...Read more

Crack Cocaine (Definition)

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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). ...Read more

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Why do peoples' teeth fall out from smoking crack cocaine?

Why do peoples' teeth fall out from smoking crack cocaine?

Neglect: Most addicts do not take the time to care for their teeth at home and seek regular preventative dental care. Combining the effects of crack/cocaine on saliva, with poor diet and the neglect means quick tooth destruction. ...Read more

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My mother has been smoking crack cocaine for six years. What is she doing to her health?

My mother has been smoking crack cocaine for six years. What is she doing to her health?

Destroying it.: Sadly, she is destroying it. She if she will allow you to bring her to a narcotics anonymous meeting. Encourage her to see an addiction specialist. If she isn't willing to do these things, remember that the bad choices she is making are hers and that you can't force sobriety. Take care. ...Read more

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I have been smoking crack cocaine since 9:30am today and at 3:30pm I have a dental appointment where I will be put under local anesthesia. My Risks?

I have been smoking crack cocaine since 9:30am today and at 3:30pm I have a dental appointment where I will be put under local anesthesia. My Risks?

Tell your dentist: because they might want to avoid local anesthetic with epinepherine, as the combination could cause a dangerous rise in heart rate. The bigger issue at hand is the fact that you're smoking crack in the first place. Please seek treatment for your addiction issues. Crack is very dangerous, and if you keep doing it, your health issues will be much worse than local anesthetic. ...Read more

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Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot ? Cud smoking keep clot from moving?

Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot ?  Cud smoking keep clot from moving?

No to both: No to both. Crack and any drugs you snort or inject greatly increases your risk of clots. Once a clot forms, nothing can stop it from moving except anti-coagulation, thrombectomy (surgical procedure), or placement of filter (blocks how far it can travel). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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Any advice? I have just smoked crack cocaine tonight and have a dentist appointment tomorrow morning?

Any advice? I have just smoked crack cocaine tonight and have a dentist appointment tomorrow morning?

Yes, two: One, understand the risks of what you are doing and take responsibility. Sorry, but it's really a stupid thing to do. Two, make sure you bring this to his\her attention as part of your medical\dental history. ...Read more

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The other nite i smoked a bunch of crack cocaine after drinking about 5-6 beers and now my body does not feel rite will i die i quit 5 days ago now?

The other nite i smoked a bunch of crack cocaine after drinking about 5-6 beers and now my body does not feel rite will i die i quit 5 days ago now?

Crack & Alcohol: Please get to your doctor now. After that please get into a treatment facility for drugs & alcohol. At least join a 12 step group. You need support to get free of this lifestyle that will certainly negatively impact your health, relationships, job, etc. You can do it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Drug test used crack cocaine 8 days ago. My weight is 166 and im 5'8". I also exercise and do sauna sessions. Will i test positive after 8 days.?

Technically, no but.: ...The only way to know for sure is to take a home drug test (about 20 dollars at your local drug store). The bigger concern is that your ability to maintain a job will be slim considering this significant addiction. Seek professional help and attend aa/na meetings asap. ...Read more

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What does crack cocaine do to your teeth?

What does crack cocaine do to your teeth?

Destroys teeth: Crack can destroy your teeth, your health and your life. Get help. Get into rehab. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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