Crack Cocaine Rehab Treatment

As reported in the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, individuals of all ages use crack cocaine. It is estimated that 6,222,000 United States residents aged 12 and older used crack cocaine at least once in their lifetime. However, crack cocaine use high school students is a particular problem Nearly four percent of high school seniors in the United States used the drug at least once in their lifetime, and more than one percent used crack cocaine in the past month, according to the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Survey.

Crack cocaine is extremely an extremely addictive drug; addiction appears to develop more rapidly when the drug is smoked, as crack cocaine, than snorted, as powdered cocaine typically is. In addition to the usual risks associated with cocaine use (constricted blood vessels; increased temperature, heart rate and blood pressure; and risk of cardiac arrest and seizure), crack cocaine users may experience acute respiratory

problems, including coughing, shortness of breath and lung trauma and bleeding. Crack cocaine smoking may also cause aggressive and paranoid behavior. Crack cocaine is illegal. Examples of street terms for crack cocaine are: candy, cookies, grit, hard rock, ice cube, product, rock(s), snow coke, and troop.

For more information about treatment for people abusing crack cocaine, please call 1-800-610-2066.