Crack Cocaine Addiction
Crack cocaine addiction is not commonly found to be an isolated addiction. A crack addict will often be abusing other drugs, in many instances addicts will abuse heroin and crack cocaine at the same time. An addict will get an intense high from smoking crack and then use heroin to avoid the sharp ‘come-down’ that comes with smoking crack cocaine. The result is a highly dangerous combination of extreme highs and lows throwing the body into a confused state of being.
“I think crack is more evil than heroin—one pipe can be all it takes to turn you into an immoral monster.”
Why Crack Cocaine?
Crack is the most potent form of cocaine and is also the riskiest. It is often between 75% and 100% pure, far stronger, more potent and more lethal than regular cocaine.
Smoking crack reaches the brain more quickly and brings an intense and immediate but very short-lived high that can last about fifteen minutes. Because addiction can develop rapidly when the substance is smoked an abuser can become addicted after their very first time trying crack.
Crack Cocaine Addiction Programme
Clients who are addicted to crack-cocaine will receive a full assessment and, depending on the stage of the addiction, will undergo a period of medically supervised detoxification. After the off-site detoxification, the client will be involved in other treatment programme activities. These will include individual counselling, group therapy, workshops, lectures and individualised assignments.
Relapse prevention, risk management planning and aftercare needs will be key features for exploration throughout treatment and particularly as treatment nears completion.