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.