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Crack Cocaine Detox Clinics in the United States

How long does crack cocaine stay in your system?

The detection of crack cocaine in your system depends on how much is taken at a time. Although its half-life is only about 15 minutes, it can be detected in the blood for up to 12 hours.

Did you know this about crack cocaine?

It is a free based form of cocaine that can be smoked. It immediately affects the brain chemistry causing extreme euphoria, which is what leads addicts to continually chase the drug causing severe addiction.

Crack cocaine is a chemically altered form of cocaine, which separates or “frees” the base (non acidic) molecules away from the acidic molecules in cocaine. Thus, the word “freebase” refers to the heating process which uses an agent like bicarbonate soda to separate the molecules. This process lowers the melting point and so makes it possible to smoke it – otherwise it would just burn to a black chair before any smoke was released. It is called “crack” for the noise it makes when it is smoked.
Crack cocaine is possibly the most instantly addictive drug on the black market, due to the immediate and overwhelming artificial euphoria – which alters the brain chemistry so devastatingly that it is said that nearly 100% of crack addicts will relapse if this chemical alteration is not corrected during the rehabilitation process. Ask your consultant here at about the best rehab process for crack addiction, as some have better results than others.

If I am using crack cocaine everyday, is detox really going to help me?

Due to the highly addictive nature of this dangerous drug a detox program will definitely help an addict get through the initial craving, but it is very important to go directly to rehabilitation right after detox. Crack causes very intense mental cravings, along with the brain just wanting the high again. Detox will be a good start to get a treatment process going.

Crack Cocaine detox

Crack Cocaine detox is normally done within most private drug rehabs. A lot of government-funded treatments will ask the person in need to go to a detox before you enter the rehab. The reason for this is the facility does not have the proper staff to get someone through detox. The withdrawal symptoms of crack cocaine will last around 3 to six days. The addict will often sleep all day long and just wake up to eat and drink. The reason for these are crack cocaine users will often use the drug for a long consecutive period of time like days and even more than a week. This is called a binge Definition of the word user. So they "crash" when they are not on the effect of the drug.

It is excellent to supply the person withdrawing with good nutrients, vitamins and minerals. When the person is on the drug, his nutrition habits are very bad as they do not eat. The drug effects numb his appetite. When the individual withdraws from crack cocaine, it allows his liver and kidneys to clean the blood from the drug's toxins. The optimum way to detox from crack cocaine is to do it in a safe controlled environment with withdrawal specialist staff.

Crack Cocaine common names

  • Crack
  • Rock
  • Snow
  • Cat's pee
  • Crackers
  • Caine
  • Freebase
  • Press
  • Roxanne
  • Seven up
  • Teeth

Psychological effects of crack cocaine

Crack cocaine users will crave more drugs way faster than hydrochloride cocaine users.

  • Euphoria
  • Supreme Confidence
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Alertness
  • Increased Energy
  • Craving for more Drugs
  • Potential Paranoia (when withdrawing)

Physical side effects with prolonged use

  • Constricted blood vessels
  • Dilated pupils
  • Increased temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure
  • Tremors.
  • Vertigo
  • Muscle twitches
  • Paranoia
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Seizures followed by respiratory arrest.

Crack Cocaine withdrawal symptoms

  • Agitation
  • Depression
  • Intense craving for the drug
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Angry outbursts
  • Lack of motivation
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Shaking
  • Irritability
  • Muscle pain
  • Disturbed sleep