Withdrawal from Crack Cocaine
Although cocaine is used recreationally, it has also proven over many years, to be a highly addictive drug. Crack cocaine is one variant of cocaine and comes in the form of solid blocks or crystals which vary in colour. It is also known as “rocks”. Around the world, the rock drug has become available as a cheaper alternative to cocaine, which comes in powder form.
Crack cocaine is ordinarily smoked and is generally purer and far stronger than regular cocaine. The high that results from smoking rocks is relatively short-lived and lasts about fifteen minutes. Users often find that over time, abusing crack cocaine results in them needing more of the substance in order to achieve the same high.
At Crossroads Recovery Centres, we have experience with treating clients who struggle with an addiction to crack cocaine. As such, our trained staff members are accustomed to identifying and dealing with some of the symptoms of withdrawal. Essentially, when an addict stops using crack cocaine, their body goes into a shock-like state which can produce a variety of symptoms. Some of the most prominent symptoms of withdrawal include depression, anxiety and difficulty concentrating on singular tasks. Physical symptoms include muscular aches and pains, insomnia and vomiting. It’s important to realise that withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person and can be determined by a number of factors including whether the addict has underlying medical conditions, how long they have been abusing the drug for and how much they have been using.
Typically, withdrawal from the rock drug can last from 3 to 10 days. For this reason, depending on each client’s unique circumstances and state of health, we allow for a detox period when clients enter the treatment programme at Crossroads Recovery Centres. During this time, clients are closely monitored by trained medical professionals to ensure that the process is as manageable as possible.
If you or a loved one is in search of help for addiction to the rock drug, know that help is readily available. Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll support you in your journey.
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