Symptoms and Signs of Abuse – Crack Cocaine
The signs of someone who may be abusing crack cocaine are very similar to those that one may experience when abusing powder cocaine.
Obviously being a stimulant, someone who is abusing crack will appear to be very energetic with very high highs and low lows. Crack addicts will also appear to be very malnourished because during a run, all someone will do is search for and use this drug. Typically, users of crack tend to isolate and not come around loved ones for days at a time. A crack high is very much like a powder cocaine-high but it doesn’t last nearly as long. Users may need to use very frequently and will tend to disappear every 10-30 minutes, depending on the severity of their addiction.
Another obvious sign that someone is using crack is extreme paranoia due to lack of sleep and the drugs long term effect on the brain. Paranoia will also be coupled with extreme depression, aggression, delusion and antisocial behavior. An addict would be so driven to get their next fix that it will typically be their main priority over their family, career, finances and every other aspect of their life. Since this drug is typically used in binges, someone who is coming off of a run will crash and experience depression, irritability and long periods of sleep and lethargy.
Crack is typically smoked and users often tend to burn their lips and hands from using so often and heating their pipe up too much. Glass pipes and small baggies are all evidence of someone who is using crack cocaine.
If you or someone you know is abusing or addicted to crack cocaine, please call us today!