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Can You Get Addicted to Crack After Only One Hit?

Can You Get Addicted to Crack After Only One Hit?

Though most people know that crack cocaine is dangerous and highly addictive, lost of people have questions about exactly how much of the drug you need to do to order to be addicted. Crack cocaine, called on the streets by the nicknames rock, rock candy, work, hard, iron, base, or crack, is a freebased form of cocaine that gives an intense but short-lived high to people who smoke it. People who use crack cocaine have an extreme tendency to binge on it because of it's short high.

Crack cocaine works on the brain by effecting the user's brain chemistry, causing increased energy, alertness, extreme confidence, euphoria, and craving for more crack cocaine. The effects last for only 5-10 minutes after each hit. And most users report feeling a craving for more crack cocaine as soon as their high subsides. This leads users to take hit after hit, sometimes stretching their usage out over days-long binges. And the longer they binge, the less effective the crack gets, because their bodies began adapting to it and tolerating its effect.

The bad news is that crack is widely considered to be the most addictive form of cocaine there is. The high is much more intense, and reached quicker, than powdered coke. And not only that, but the use of crack is accompanied by a chemical craving for more crack cocaine-which means that many users are hooked after the very first use.

If you're messing around with crack cocaine or other drugs, there's a place you can go to get clean. It's important to seek the right help, because people with drug addictions or dependencies often can't kick the habit on their own.

For more information, contact Retreat today! We can talk about crack or other drug recovery topics. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, we're convenient to the Northeast, including Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and we can arrange transport from areas in PA, DE, MD, NJ, WV, OH and NY.

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