Crack is a form of cocaine but is often seen as as separate drug to the public eye. Some common names are Beam, Coca, Florida Snow, Coke or Foo-Foo Dust. Crack Cocaine is a solid formation it is made through a chemical process that leaves it in a “freebase” form that can be smoked. It is usually smoked in a pipe or with aluminum foil.
Crack is also identified as a stimulant that causes all of the dopamine in the brain to be released at one time, thus creating a happy, euphoric feeling. After frequent abuse, the user will become psychologically addicted and have may have emotional withdrawal symptoms when they stop using crack.
How is crack taken?
Three routes of administration are commonly used for crack cocaine: snorting, injecting, and smoking.
Snorting is the process of inhaling cocaine powder through the nose, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues.
Injecting is the use of a needle to insert the drug directly into the bloodstream.
Smoking involves inhaling cocaine vapor or smoke into the lungs, where absorption into the bloodstream is as rapid as by injection.
All three methods of cocaine abuse can lead to addiction and other severe health problems, including increasing the risk of contracting HIV and other infectious diseases.
Crack Addiction Treatment
The Cove Center for Recovery is an Addiction Treatment Center, offering a premier drug addiction treatment program that can help you or your loved one. Our aim is to treat the individual and rather than an isolated symptom. During the crack cocaine addiction treatment process we will work with the client to identify the factors that may have contributed to their addiction whether it relates to their home, work, relationships or medical history.
We also believe that families have a vital role to play in the recovery process, and each addiction treatment program has a place for family participation, to educate them in the addiction treatment process and to equip them for their role as supporters.
If you or a loved seeks treatment for crack cocaine or any other drug please contact The Cove Center for Recovery (855)-248-4395 for more information help.