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Doctor insights on: Functioning Crack Addict

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My friend can't function without crack. What can I do about this?

My friend can't function without crack. What can I do about this?

Not much: Your friend should involve in chemical dependency treatment. You can not stop this behavior. Going to alanon meetings could help you deal with the situation. ...Read more

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How can straterra curb a crack addicts cravings?

How can straterra curb a crack addicts cravings?

I would disagree: Straterra is supposed to be non-addicting and an alternative to amphetamines. To use it to curb amphetamine addiction seems like a very inappropriate method. However, it may be worth a try. The more important approach would be to admit addiction and wean off crack in a controlled manner. ...Read more

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Why are crack addicts always fidgety and scratching themselves? What causes them to act like this?

Why are crack addicts always fidgety and scratching themselves?  What causes them to act like this?

Drug effect: A sensation of skin crawling -- known as "formication" -- is common in users of drugs like crack and methamphetamine. This makes them fidget and scratch themselves. Extremely dangerous and addictive drugs. ...Read more

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Emotionally disturbed addict. I'm a recovering alcohol, crack, heroin and Valium addict, how to cope?

Emotionally disturbed addict. I'm a recovering alcohol, crack, heroin and Valium addict, how to cope?

You need support: Few people, if anyone, can recover all on their own. There are self-help groups like aa/na and others, formal therapy groups that use cognitive behavioral therapy, individual psychotherapies and family/couples therapies. Work on improving health with diet and exercise, and develop other fulfilling activities and hobbies, religious and/or meditative practices. Treat underlying psychiatric problem. ...Read more

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What is crack?

Crack: Crack Cocaine is the freebase form of Cocaine that can be smoked. It may also be termed rock, hard, iron, cavvy, base, or just crack; it is the most addictive form of cocaine. Crack rocks offer a short but intense high to smokers. Crack appeared primarily in impoverished inner-city neighborhoods in new york, los angeles, and miami in late 1984 and 1985. ...Read more

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Is it bad to crack your back?

Is it bad to crack your back?

Crack back: If done as habit, not under supervision such as physical therapy, or if have back problems, not advised. ...Read more

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How to crack the middle back?

How to crack the middle back?

Crack back: If done as habit, not under supervision such as physical therapy, or if have back problems, not advised. ...Read more

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What does crack do to the body?

What does crack do to the body?

Crack addiction: Crack is a highly addicting substance that ravages the body and ruins your mind. If you are using crack or know someone that is, then getting them to admit the addiction and get professional help through the doctor or through a rehab center can be life saving. Get help asap! ...Read more

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How to get crack out of system?

Nothing: Nothing you can do will help to slow or fasten the speed of elimination. Most importantly don't use any more ...Read more