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How Addictive Is Crack Cocaine
Same as other drugs.: Withdrawal from these drugs is usually not life threatening and so in patient detox is not approved by medical insurance companies. These drugs are highly addicting and relapse risk is high. We have no drug treatments specifically for these stimulant drug addictions. A 30 day rehab or residential treatment maybe your best bet followed by intensive out patient care. ...Read more
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Very addictive: Cocaine is extremly reinforcing, meaning in one sitting of drug use and if the drug is available many people will tend to use that whole amount until the supply is gone. This is because the drug acts quick, esp with smoking or IV use and wears off quick and users want more. Cravings then can be very strong after the drug wears off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: An addiction is a brain disease. It causes a person to engage in behaviors which may lead to dire consequences. The person knows that but engages in the behavior anyway, because they are addicted. It is all about the consequences. Is a person missing work or school or spending too much money or getting in trouble with the law? Cannabis use can lead to addiction, especially with regular use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both!: It depends on what your body responds to the most. Both drugs are highly addictive and both are extremely difficult to stop using. One body may respond more to one of the substances and another body to the other one. However, neither drug is something to fool around with because of the detrimental effects on the body, brain and life of the addict. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oxy and hydro codone: Both are equally addicitive.Get a more detailed answer ›
See a Specialist: You need to see a pain specialist or a drug detox program. Both should be able to get you off the opiates. The fellowship trained pain specialist will have options for you to use or try interventions that may help relieve your pain while coming off opiates. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: That's like asking how "addictive" is chewing coca leaf. The answer is, not very, if done only by chewing, only when working at high altitudes. Khat is usually made into a tea, is a mild stimulant, and in East Africa there are rarely reports of problems. When purified and used by snorting or smoking, it may have similar potential for abuse as amphetamines, ritalin (methylphenidate) or even cocaine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Abuse of any of the drugs can be deadly, but cocaine is not an opioid, but rather a sympathomimetic amine which can provoke heart attacks and stokes, killing in that fashion. Heroin can cause apnea, but so can any other narcotic in sufficient dosage. All are clearly addictive. ...Read more
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