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Crack Cocaine Addiction Rehab

Crack cocaine is a chemically modified form of cocaine.

Crack abuse spread rapidly due to its much faster and higher high than that associated with intranasal use. Crack also spread like wildfire because it was relatively inexpensive, and very potent. The name “crack” comes from the rice-crispies-like or vape-like sound that emerges from burning cocaine chunks.

Other references to crack include:

  • Rocks
  • Base
  • Jelly beans
  • Gravel
  • Nuggets
  • Dice
  • Candy
  • Cookies

Smoking drugs like nicotine, opioids and crack cocaine delivers the dopaminergic-mind altering substance to the pleasure center faster than intravenous drug use because the blood route from the lungs to the pleasure center is shorter from the arm to the pleasure center.

Crack cocaine’s effects are rapidly felt, and peak very rapidly. Crack is the biggest poor value play and rip-off because the super-stimulated high lasts for only for about 2-20 minutes. Because the high is so short-lived, users often abuse crack in a binges. The short-lived stimulant effect and longer lived energy-drain crash cycle of crack abuse fuels tolerance, dependence, and addiction.

Crack abusers often say: “I feel in love on the first hit.”

People use crack in order to chase a “high” that includes short-lived:

  1. Intense euphoria
  2. Grandiosity: increased sense of self-importance
  3. Heightened concentration and focus
  4. Central nervous system stimulation
  5. Reduced appetite
  6. Weight loss

Withdrawal Symptoms from Crack Cocaine

Signs and symptoms of withdrawal include:

  1. Depression
  2. Poor concentration
  3. Fatigue
  4. Confusion
  5. Agitation
  6. Restless
  7. Paranoia
  8. Anxiety
  9. Volatile mood swings
  10. Hallucinations
  11. Powerful crack cravings

Crack dependence is linked to people behaving less rationally and logically.
Relationships easily dissolve in the face of crack abuse.

Crack Cocaine Detox

Crack cocaine addiction rehab abuse should begin with detox. This is a medically monitored withdrawal from crack cocaine performed by experienced detox/rehab medical staff. Physicians and their associates are able to monitor patients with regard to severe physical symptoms that may emerge during crack withdrawal.
Guests may experience marked neuropsychiatric effects such as debilitating mood changes, agitation, unhappiness, and anxiety during crack withdrawal.

Addiction Treatment

While in detox, many patients begin transitioning to the most important part of treatment, residential or intensive outpatient rehab treatment which ideally is a comprehensive structured addiction treatment. Treatment focuses on the neuropsychiatric, psychological and social aspects of addiction. Individual and group therapy are among the many ways that recovery-sensitive cognitive behavioral therapy (RS-CBT) is delivered.

Quality treatment programs introduce patients to self-help groups and actually begin attending support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Residential and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) usually last from 28 days to 1 year. Our residential inpatient program is a 2-week long program, while our intensive outpatient services are a part of our 9-week program that transitions guests from a partial hospitalization program (PHP) to intensive outpatient program (IOP). A residential and first part of IOP rehab stay is best followed by ongoing aftercare.

Reach Out

If you or someone you know is struggling with a substance abuse problem, please reach out to our addiction specialists for guidance and support, at (877)-RECOVERY or (877)-732-6837. Our addiction specialists make themselves available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because We Care.

Our team of addiction specialists make themselves available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Because We Care.

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– Robert Collier

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