Crack cocaine is one of the most addictive substances available today, crack cocaine has ravaged entire communities in many different places around the world. This potent and addictive drug is known to inspire desperation in addicts requiring another hit. It is often accompanied by criminal tendencies.
How is crack cocaine made?
It is produced by dealers removing the hydrochloride from cocaine in a process known as freebasing. The cocaine powder is dissolved in water and baking soda. This mixture is boiled until a rock substance is made. The name crack was created from the crackling noise that the drug eliminates when it is lit up and smoked. Since crack is less expensive than cocaine, it means that the less-well-off are disproportionately affected by it and are more at risk of this more dangerous and addictive relative.
Cocaine is known for leading to all manner of psychological and physical ailments. Withdrawal symptoms from crack cocaine onset within a few hours after its use can lead to paranoia, psychosis, hallucinations and more. Withdrawal from the crack is known as ‘crashing’ and it means that users can feel extremely anxious as well as paranoid. All this means that it can be very hard for an addict to come off this drug without professional assistance. As such, a full detox programme is heavily recommended for those wishing to recover.
Crack cocaine rehabilitation programs typically take place within the framework of a residential, also known as an ‘inpatient’ basis. When you begin cocaine rehabilitation, you’re subject to 24 hours a day medical observation, and prescription drugs like ibogaine may be offered to ease any intense withdrawal symptoms. Detox teams will closely monitor withdrawal symptoms throughout this length of time.
Crack cocaine withdrawal symptoms
Withdrawal symptoms include:
- Cravings for crack
- Muscle pain
- Sleep disturbance
- Suicidal thoughts
As soon as crack cocaine detox concludes you will begin to receive a number of holistic therapies as part of the aftercare plan, which includes a group-based and one-on-one counselling sessions. These work to deconstruct negative belief systems which will be replaced with healthy coping mechanisms which will give you all the tools you need to lead a happy and healthy life.
From the moment you pick up the phone, you will be on the path to recovery, as we will be able to guide you into the right programme for you, followed by a holistic and comprehensive programme and compassionate aftercare, to give you all the tools you need to be free of substance addiction and the associated mental and social strains.
Do not delay and pick up the phone now, and we can give you all the information you need for your recovery journey, a no-obligation phone consultation with one of our advisors is available to you now. All you have to do is take that first step which is always the hardest.
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