Compassionate and Effective Treatment for Crack Addiction
For years, crack addiction was thought to be a problem that affected a very small population of the United States. This misconception greatly affected access to treatment while disproportionately incarcerating minorities. In recent years, crack cocaine has become a lesser-discussed addiction threat in the wake of the continued growth of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse. It remains, however, a legitimate and pervasive issue in many areas of the country. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that nearly 10,000 Americans admitted to using crack on a regular basis in 2014. The highest rate of crack use is among adults 25 and older.
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Understanding Crack Addiction
Crack is a crystalline form of cocaine that is usually smoked. Its name is derived from the sounds it makes when it is heated and absorbed into the lungs. Crack is significantly more potent than other forms of cocaine because of its rapid and direct method of delivery. Crack addiction creates profound and significant changes in brain chemistry and behavior.
Some of the more common behavioral signs of crack addiction include:
- Constant Preoccupation with Crack
- Frequent Disappearance to Get High
- Aggressive and Agitated Behavior
- Paranoia and Anxiety
- Restlessness and Irritability
If you or someone you care about is exhibiting these signs, seek professional help immediately to prevent the onset of any further damage.
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Music chemically alters our body and makes us feel great. Recovery Unplugged recognizes that, in the same way a drug-induced dopamine surge leaves you craving more, music becomes addictive. The dopamine tells your body it was rewarded and creates the desire to seek out more.
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Dangers of Crack Addiction
Prolonged and untreated crack use causes widespread damage to the brain and body, affecting numerous major organs and permanently altering neurological function.
Some of the immediate dangers of crack addiction include:
- Permanent Brain Damage
- Respiratory Problems
- Liver and Kidney Damage
- Heart Attack
- Severe Depression and Anxiety
The longer crack use continues unaddressed, the more likely these symptoms become. Crack abuse can very quickly lead to addiction, so it’s imperative that it is treated as early as possible. Treatment for crack addiction should include detox, rehab and ongoing monitoring to ensure long-term sobriety. One of the unfortunate realities of crack addiction is how quickly it can erode a user’s quality of life. It’s not uncommon for crack addicts to lose their savings, destroy their careers, become estranged from their families and even forget how to perform basic everyday tasks. For this reason, it’s important that crack addiction treatment include lifestyle assistance to help patients rebuild their lives.
If you or someone you care about has become ensnared in crack addiction, Recovery Unplugged is ready to offer comprehensive, safe and effective music-based treatment. Call us today at (855) 444-0660.