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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

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My back cracks a lot. Is this okay?

My back cracks a lot. Is this okay?

Ok: This is ok and you are doing your own spinal manipulation like cracking your knuckles. You are most likely "cracking" your facet joints which stretches their joint coverings or capsules which causes a reflex relaxation of the surrounding back muscles giving you relief. There is no harm in you doing this. ...Read more

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My back cracks but it doesn't hurt?

My back cracks but it doesn't hurt?

Back cracks: Back crack itself is a normal. However, people with osteoporosis or prolonged sitting in one position or those lack of exercise might have more tendency of back cracks without pain at beginning. You need take vitamin d and calcium, participate muscle strength exercise to prevent pain occur. ...Read more

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Is it true that "black don't crack"?

Is it true that "black don't crack"?

Yup: its true....the color of the skin (brown/black) is due to MELANIN and skin with more of this has PROTECTION from the UV rays in ordinary sunlight! This skin does not BURN and it is much less likely to WRINKLE! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What happens when you crack your back?

What happens when you crack your back?

I am not sure but : Her what they say.When you crack your neck and back, it often feels good afterwards, especially if there was a great deal of tension or pain prior. The reason it feels good to crack your neck and back is because pressure is being relieved within the joint. ...Read more

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What products are good for dry cracked heals?

What products are good for dry cracked heals?

Lotions: Generally, liberal use of most over the counter lotions will help heal dry, cracked heels. Putting lotion on before bedtime and covering with socks may help as well. ...Read more

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Neck cracks when I lift weights should I stop?

Neck cracks when I lift weights should I stop?

No pain, no problem: Cracking of your joints including the neck/back has not been shown to have any ill effect as long as in doing so it is not causing you any pain. Lifting weight basically pulls on the muscles of your neck and that can cause cracking--quite common. If you have significant pain/stiffness that is adversely affecting your life/work/sleep etc...Consult your doc for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the dangers associated with crack fumes?

Crack fumes: Crack is Cocaine and when heated gives off fumes. Addicts describe a distinctive smell to crack. One who worries about crack fumes is probably associating with crack users and addicts. The danger is becoming an addict. Get medical consultation if you are facing any type of addiction problems. Addictions can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is the cause and medicine for cracked heals?

What is the cause and medicine for cracked heals?

Could be many reason: Well there are a multitude of possible causes. Most important to find the reason and then the treatment plan. So see your doctor for your exam first ...Read more

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Is it bad to crack your back when you are stretching?

Is it bad to crack your back when you are stretching?

It could help ?: "cracking" your back is not so bad at all if you are a young and healthy individual. The concern tends to be that there are some risks associated, such as fracture, sprain, strain, etc. These risks are very low when an adjustment ("cracking") is performed by a skilled professional (eg: doctor of chiropractic), but when performed by yourself, or by another unskilled person, the risks increase. ...Read more