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Am I Addicted to Crack Cocaine

by De'Meko, June 12, 2013

Crack Cocaine Addiction and Treatment

The Chapters Capistrano drug and alcohol rehab center in Southern California treats crack cocaine addiction. Because crack cocaine addiction affects people uniquely, our treatment programs are highly personalized to guarantee addicts attain a life free of drug dependency.

General Information

Smoked to produce an ephemeral high, typically lasting 5 to 10 minutes, the freebase form of cocaine, crack cocaine, is usually known as “crack.” Because of the short intensity of the high, the drug is thought to be the most addictive form of the cocaine. The user will experience an uncomfortable crash after smoking crack cocaine that will influence he/she to smoke again and again to maintain the short-lived high. Such binging behavior will result in a reduced high.

Effects of Crack Cocaine Use

Some of the short-term physiological effects of using crack cocaine include increased heart rate and blood pressure, all of which can be fatal. Overtime, addiction to crack will pollute the addict’s body with many potential toxins and chemicals, including toxic adulterants, methylgonidine, as well as posing numerous health issues when the drug is used. Not only does addiction to crack cocaine affect  an addict’s relationships with family and friends, but also professional life and mental and physical health.

Crack Cocaine Detoxification Withdrawal Doesn’t Have to be Painful

The addiction recovery program experts at Chapters knows the fear of withdrawal keeps addicts using the drug.   Though withdrawal can be uncomfortable, we are here to make sure it isn’t.

Our drug and alcohol rehab center uses a drug-specific detox, the safest form of withdrawal from crack cocaine. Under medical supervision, clients are given mild prescription medication, until the body is stabilized and the risk of seizure and withdrawal symptoms is not present.

Crack cocaine addiction presents many challenges, and we at Chapters Capistrano want to guide you on your path to recovery. Call our 24-hour helpline at 949-371-4198 today to begin your journey toward a drug-free life!

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