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What Is the Life Expectancy of a Crack/Cocaine Addict?

Last updated on: Wednesday, 27 September 2023
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There are a lot of people that are addicted to crack or powdered cocaine in British Columbia. Not many people can actually just casually use crack cocaine. They eventually end up with crack or cocaine being the center of their lives and really running their day-to-day lives. Some statistics show that some crack users will not live over five years after having started the heavy addiction. This is a very short lifespan but crack cocaine especially is so addictive that a person will do just about anything to get the drug, which often gets them into dangerous situations, which could and sometimes do end their lives.

The most common cause of death for heavy crack users in British Columbia is, first of all, overdose. This is not surprising as a person could easily take way too much crack when the addict is on the high, they do not have as much control and are not as aware of just how much drugs they take. Another common way for crack users to die is for them to get stabbed. Some of them also get killed by drug dealers for different reasons. So just being in the crack-cocaine business or being a crack user puts the person at risk. There are also many accidents that happen because the person who does cocaine or crack can develop the illusion that he or she is invincible, and that nothing can hurt them.

So it is not just the drug itself that reduces the lifespan of addicts, it has a lot to do with the environment and setting that the drugs lead them to. In order to avoid this, it is best to get a person into drug rehab in British Columbia before he gets to that point.




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Nickolaus Hayes has been working with Drug Rehab Services for the past ten years. Over the past 15 years, he has remained connected to helping people who have been struggling with addiction. He first started working as an intake counselor at a drug rehabilitation center in 2005. During the five years as an intake counselor, he was able to help hundreds of people find treatment. Nickolaus was also fortunate to be able to work with professional interventionists, traveling across the country performing interventions.