Crack cocaine is a highly addictive form of cocaine derived from the coca plant from South America and other parts of the world.
When you smoke crack, it causes a high similar to snorting cocaine. It is easy and cheap to make, making it accessible and affordable. But what does this form of cocaine look like?
You can help identify crack cocaine through the various colors of its rock forms — it can be white, off-white, brown, or yellow chunks.
The Look Of Crack Cocaine
Crack cocaine comes in different colors and sizes.
It comes in a variety of shades, from white to yellow. But the most common colors are white and off-white.
The most common form of crack cocaine is small rocks (chunks).
Why Crack Cocaine Looks Different From Powder Cocaine
Crack cocaine is created by heating baking soda and water with cocaine hydrochloride to a boiling point and cooling the resulting greasy slurry to form crystals or rock bits.
Adulterants, such as coffee, lactose, or other medicines like levamisole, are also why the rocks change hue.
Treatment Options For Crack Cocaine Addiction
Using cocaine can cause a substance use disorder (cocaine addiction).
For most people, crack cocaine abuse is a short-term problem. But for some, it can become an addiction lasting months or years.
Side effects of crack drug use can include dilated pupils and blood vessels, anxiety, depression, irritability, and paranoia.
Snorting the illicit drug with other opioids may cause mental health problems, higher blood pressure and heart rate, and even a heart attack.
Fortunately, crack cocaine addiction treatment is available for people who want help quitting the use of the drug.
Inpatient programs provide a more stable environment for you to recover fully, while outpatient programs are a great way to transition back into regular life.
Medications and family or group support can help with cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
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Contact Bedrock Recovery Center if you or your loved one needs help to quit crack cocaine abuse, opioid addiction, or alcohol addiction.
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