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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. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain (Definition)

classic definition is pain older than 6 months. More recent definitions: Pain beyond the normal healing period, pain associated with psychological impact. Any pain that started as acute after and injury to surgery, but continues beyond the healing ...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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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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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

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is a symptom in which a person's pain doesn't come and go, but instead is present all the time. The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, but its constant presence usually means there is ...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