Crack Addiction Treatment
Crack cocaine, also known as CDs, Mighty White, Rock, Yam, Twinkie, Girl and Space, is a concentrated form of the milder cocaine powder that comes from the leaves of the South American coca plant. Crack cocaine is created by the combination of cocaine powder and baking soda. The cocaine and baking soda are heated together and allowed to crystallize, creating an extremely addictive substance.
Crack cocaine is commonly ingested by smoking, a process that leads to a rapid “high.” The high achieved by snorting regular cocaine powder lasts for approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Crack cocaine, on the other hand, delivers the drug to the lungs and from there directly to the bloodstream, leading to a significantly more intense experience. Despite the greater pleasure achieved by the use of this form of cocaine, the high achieved by crack lasts for a mere five to 15 minutes.
Because crack cocaine is produced using non-standardized methods, the user of the drug cannot be certain of its concentration. The top risk of using crack is sudden death from respiratory failure or cardiac arrest.
Crack addiction has a powerful, life-altering effect on drug users. As the excessive dopamine release caused by the drug begins to subside, the user begins to experience deep depression. He or she may attempt several other doses of the drug, but since dopamine needs to be replenished, successive “hits” will result in lesser “highs.” Crack addicts may spend hours or days trying to achieve the sense of euphoria they crave from the drug. Because crack cocaine is often “cut” with other toxic substances to increase its bulk for street sale, the side effects of the drug can vary.
Addiction to crack cocaine is devastating to users and their families. We at Oceanfront Recovery understand the feelings of shame and desperation that drive a person to pursue another “hit” of the drug. We offer safe and effective crack treatment programs at our facility in Orange County. Our individualized crack treatment programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each person who comes to our facility.
One of the first things we do when a client arrives for crack rehab in Orange County is perform a complete psychological workup. This assessment helps us determine where a client is in his or her addiction and how we can best help. The one-on-one relationship each client has with a primary therapist greatly helps in the healing process. Our individualized treatment programs equip our clients to lead clean, productive lives once they’ve completed their stay at our facility. If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction to crack cocaine, consider Oceanfront Recovery for crack rehab in Orange County.