The Truth about Crack Addiction

Crack cocaine is the most potent, and therefore riskiest, form of cocaine. It comes in solid blocks or crystals, in colors from yellow to pale rose or white. People have been known to become addicted after using the drug just once.Street names:24-7
Apple jacks
Badrock
Ball
Base
Beat
Candy
Chemical
Cloud
Cookies
Crack
Crumbs
Crunch and munch
Devil Drug
Dice
Electric kool-aid
Fat bags
French fries
Glo
Gravel
Grit
Hail
Hard Ball
Hard Rock
Hotcakes
Ice cube
Jelly beans
Kryptonite
Nuggets
Paste
Piece
Prime time
Rock(s)
Rock star
Rox / Roxanne
Scrabble
Sleet
Snow coke
Sugar block
Topo(Spanich)
Tornado
TroopSome short-term effects:

Convulsions and death
Disturbed sleeping
Erratic, bizarre, violent behavior
Increased heart rate
Rapid breathing
Hallucinations, hyperactivity, irritability
Paranoia and psychosis
Vomiting
Chest pains

Long-term effects:

As tolerance to the drug increases, it becomes necessary to take greater and greater quantities to get the same high.
Severe depression and addiction
Irreversible damage to blood vessels in the brain and heart, leading to strokes, heart attacks and death
Daily use causes sleep deprivation, liver, kidney and lung damage, loss of appetite.
Sexual dysfunction and reproductive damage and infertility.
People who become addicted to crack (as with most drugs) lose interest in life.

All information graciously provided by The Foundation For a Drug Free World.

www.drugfreeworld.org

by josie

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