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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

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...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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Why do peoples' teeth fall out from smoking crack cocaine?

Why do peoples' teeth fall out from smoking crack cocaine?

Neglect: Most addicts do not take the time to care for their teeth at home and seek regular preventative dental care. Combining the effects of crack/cocaine on saliva, with poor diet and the neglect means quick tooth destruction. ...Read more

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My mother has been smoking crack cocaine for six years. What is she doing to her health?

My mother has been smoking crack cocaine for six years. What is she doing to her health?

Destroying it.: Sadly, she is destroying it. She if she will allow you to bring her to a narcotics anonymous meeting. Encourage her to see an addiction specialist. If she isn't willing to do these things, remember that the bad choices she is making are hers and that you can't force sobriety. Take care. ...Read more

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I have been smoking crack cocaine since 9:30am today and at 3:30pm I have a dental appointment where I will be put under local anesthesia. My Risks?

I have been smoking crack cocaine since 9:30am today and at 3:30pm I have a dental appointment where I will be put under local anesthesia. My Risks?

Tell your dentist: because they might want to avoid local anesthetic with epinepherine, as the combination could cause a dangerous rise in heart rate. The bigger issue at hand is the fact that you're smoking crack in the first place. Please seek treatment for your addiction issues. Crack is very dangerous, and if you keep doing it, your health issues will be much worse than local anesthetic. ...Read more

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Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot ? Cud smoking keep clot from moving?

Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot ?  Cud smoking keep clot from moving?

No to both: No to both. Crack and any drugs you snort or inject greatly increases your risk of clots. Once a clot forms, nothing can stop it from moving except anti-coagulation, thrombectomy (surgical procedure), or placement of filter (blocks how far it can travel). ...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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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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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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What are the withdrawal symptoms from crack cocaine addiction?

Crack withdrawal: Involves depression, irritability, extreme fatigue, anxiety, intense craving for the substance and even paychosis. ...Read more

Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...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