List of Crack Cocaine Treatment Centres in Manitoba
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Crack cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug that is created from the powder version of cocaine. The drug produces immediate, intense euphoric effects and is inexpensive and easy to produce. Crack cocaine looks like a white rock or off-white and varies its size and shape. The drug is commonly smoked in a pipe and inhaled as it delivers large quantities to the lungs.
Crack cocaine is so addictive because it is inhaled through the lungs producing euphoric effects much more quickly. The effects of the drug are shorter than snorting powder cocaine, which causes the users to crave more and seek out more of the drug. When smoking cocaine, it enters the bloodstream much faster, reaching the brain quicker. Addiction takes hold almost immediately.
Treating crack cocaine addiction begins with a detox to manage withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal symptoms are not severe and do not usually require medical assistance. Following detox, the step in treatment should involve long-term residential drug rehab. Generally, most crack cocaine addicts have been through treatment more than once, yet it is often a short-term program. Lengthier treatment is more beneficial.
Initially, you can tell if someone is addicted to crack cocaine because of the presence of the drug, as it is easy to spot. Crack paraphernalia is also common, such as soft drink cans, glass bottles, plastic water bottles, glass pipes, and empty asthma inhalers used to smoke the drug. Other indicators include extreme bursts of energy, fatigue, changed sleep habits, appetite, changes, and oral health problems.
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