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Can You Overdose On Crack

Crack Addiction

What Is Crack?  Crack cocaine is a stimulant. That means it affects the central nervous system. Like other stimulants, cocaine gives you an energy surge. That, in turn, boosts your alertness, leaving you feeling a “high” from the drug. In addition, because a high from crack does not last very long, people need to repeatedly smoke it in order to maintain a high. This pattern of use increases the risk of cocaine addiction and cocaine overdose. What is cocaine? Cocaine is a severely addictive psychoactive drug made from the leaves of the coca plant. It increases the natural chemical messenger (dopamine) levels in brain circuits related to the control of movement and reward. Cocaine comes in a few different forms [1]. The most common is a fine, white powder. It can also be made into a solid rock crystal known as crack cocaine. What is the difference between crack cocaine and cocaine? Different Types Of Cocaine Cocaine comes from the leaves of the coca bush (Erythroxylum coca), the main ingredient in cocaine. The leaf extract is processed to produce three different types of cocaine: Cocaine hydrochloride: a fine white powder with a bitter, numbing taste. Cocaine hydrochloride is often mixed, or ‘cut’, with other…