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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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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is pain that occurs most of the day, on most days. Pain that last for more than 4-6 months is called chronic pain. Persistent pain doesn't go away in an expected time frame for the injury. for example, your doctor says it'll be fine in a couple of weeks; if the pain is still present, more days than not, at 3-4 weeks out, its persistent. And, it should be ...Read more


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

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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What does crack cocaine smell like?

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. ...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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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

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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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How would you know if someone takes crack cocaine?

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

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How long on average, does it take someone to break a crack cocaine addiction in rehabilitation?

How long on average, does it take someone to break a crack cocaine addiction in rehabilitation?

It Depends: It depends on many factors, like how long the person used the crack, how often, how much each time and if there's a family history. Also, the support system at home plays an important role. It would be , for example, nearly impossible to quit it one's spouse also used. Attending support group meetings is beneficial. One usually gets out of treatment, what one puts into treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i used crack cocaine thursday and have a piss drug test monday will i pass?

I suggest not using: Crack cocaine. It is a highly addictive form of the drug, gets to the brain very quickly and leaves very quickly, which increases the chance of progressing to chronic use and addiction. It is associated with heart attack, stroke and psychiatric problems. Whether your test will be positive will depend somewhat on how much you smoked. Worry more about your drug problem than the drug test. Get help. ...Read more

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How long does it take to completely get over a crack cocaine addiction? I used for eight months and have been clean for 35 days now.

How long does it take to completely get over a crack cocaine addiction? I used for eight months and have been clean for 35 days now.

Congratulation: congratulation,you are already a winner since you took the first step toward your addiction. addiction is a tricky thing usually they tell you that you will always be vulnerable,never under estimate the power of drugs,alcohol,smoking. so you are already 35 days clean keep going into this path ,and never consider yourself immune from the drugs because you have been clean for 35 days, ...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

Crack Cocaine (Definition)

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