Crack addiction is considered to be one of the toughest addictions to break. Crack, sometimes known as crack cocaine is so addicting that the user will usually go to extreme limits to further fuel their crack addiction, often lying, cheating and stealing from friends and family and committing serious crimes in order to maintain their insatiable need for more crack. When a person uses crack, they experience a short, intense, pleasurable high and will be driven psychologically and physically to continually maintain that high, even in the face of devastating consequences.
Too many people have felt the pain and destruction of crack addiction. Crack addiction causes its victims to commit harmful acts to everything around them in their surrounding area. The result of this unexplainable behavior is the addict abandons his friends, family, and responsibilities leading to emotional pain for everyone, including the crack addict himself.
The crack addict will often say to himself, "I don't want to use crack anymore, but why can't I stop?" Once having tried crack cocaine, an individual will have difficulty predicting or controlling the extent to which he or she will continue to use the drug, resulting in crack addiction.
The path to crack addiction often starts with experimentation. The individual may first try crack out of curiosity, simply because friends were doing it, or in an effort to avoid or erase another problem. At first, the crack seems to make the person feel better, so he continues to use crack again and again.
But as the crack addiction progresses, getting and using the crack becomes more and more important and the ability to stop using is compromised. What begins as a voluntary choice turns into a psychological and physical need. The good news is that crack addiction is treatable. Like any other addiction, crack addiction can be treated and with the proper care and a positive and determined attitude, sobriety can be achieved.
Many different forms of treatment are available for crack addiction, but research has shown that long term treatment for crack has an overwhelmingly better outcome than short term treatment. Finding the right crack addiction treatment for each individual need is imperative, making in depth research all the more important.
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