Side Effects of Crack Cocaine
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Crack Side Effects

Crack side effects are those negative effects that occur from crack addiction. Anyone who uses crack is at risk of the numerous side effects. Because crack is inhaled and rapidly absorbed through the lungs, into the blood, and carried swiftly to the brain, crack side effects such as overdosing, poisoning, coma, convulsions, and death are greatly increased. 
Crack’s rapid rush consisting of 5 to 7 minutes of intense pleasure quickly subsides, leading to side effects of depression that needs to be relieved by more crack. This cycle enhances the chances of addiction and dependency. Crack side effects of addiction and dependency are quite possibly the most devastating of all the side effects of crack. Because of the brief high, users are constantly thinking about and devising ways to get more crack. Psychologically, the side effects of crack reduces concentration, ambition, and drive, and increases confusion and irritability, wreaking havoc on users’ professional and personal lives. 
Habitual crack use may lead to side effects such as cocaine psychosis, causing paranoia, hallucinations, and a condition known as formication, in which insects or snakes are perceived to be crawling under the skin. The paranoia and depression can instigate violent and suicidal behavior.
he side effects of adulterants increase cocaine’s risks. The drug is often cut with one or more of any number of other substances, such as the cheaper drugs procaine, lidocaine, and benzocaine, and substances that pose no serious risks, such as sugars (mannitol and sucrose), or starches. However, when quinine or amphetamines are added, the potential for serious side effects increases dramatically.
Below is a list of side effects due to crack addiction:
  • Changes in blood pressure, heart rates, and breathing rates 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Anxiety 
  • Convulsions 
  • Insomnia 
  • Loss of appetite leading to malnutrition and weight loss 
  • Cold sweats 
  • Swelling and bleeding of mucous membranes 
  • Restlessness and anxiety 
  • Damage to nasal cavities 
  • Damage to lungs 
  • Possible heart attacks, strokes, or convulsions 

Side Effects of Crack Cocaine
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