Crack cocaine’s popularity is in part due to the appeal for drug users seek an inexpensive, ultra-potent, fast acting high. The effects are quick and generally wear off after five or ten minutes. When the effects wear off, the user can feel the need to smoke more crack to stop the negative side effects of agitation, paranoia, restlessness or irritability.
Because of all of the above, there is an increased risk of developing a tolerance, dependency or addiction.
Negative Side Effects of Crack Cocaine
- Odd behaviours
- Anxiety and panic
Risks of Crack Cocaine
- Risky Sexual Behaviours
- Violent Tendencies
- Cardiovascular issues that could include heart attack and stroke
- Cognitive decline
- Malnutrition due to sever weight loss
- Damage to lips, mouth and teeth
- Depression and anxiety