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Published by Enslow Publishers in Springfield, NJ .
Written in English



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  • Cocaine abuse -- United States -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Crack (Drug) -- United States -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Crack (Drug),
  • Cocaine.,
  • Drug abuse.

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Examines the social, medical, and legal aspects of crack and cocaine, the effects of their abuse, and different treatment programs.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementPaul R. Robbins.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesDrug dangers
LC ClassificationsHV5825 .R58 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL369604M
ISBN 100766011550
LC Control Number98030271

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In Crack Cocaine; Crack Cocaine Dangers While the side effects and risks of using crack are similar to those of using cocaine, amphetamine and methamphetamine, there are specific dangers of smoking crack cocaine, in addition. Because crack is created with ammonia, toxic fumes are emitted when it is smoked. Ammonia is especially harmful to smokers' lungs, as well as those who breathe it in. Crack (and cocaine, from which crack is derived) comes with many physical dangers that can cause serious injury or even death. Some of the physical risks of crack abuse and drug addiction include stroke, increased blood pressure, heart attack, a heightened risk of . Cocaine’s effects are short lived, and once the drug leaves the brain, it leads to a “coke crash” that includes depression, irritability, and fatigue. Smoking crack/cocaine can produce a particularly aggressive paranoid behavior. When addicted individuals stop using cocaine, they often become depressed. Crack cocaine magnifies the effects of cocaine and is considered to be more highly and more quickly addictive than snorted cocaine. It causes a very abrupt increase in heart rate and blood pressure that can lead to heart attack and stroke even in young people with no history of vascular disease, sometimes the first time the drug is used.

Know the dangers of crack cocaine use and how detox and rehab from White Sands Treatment Center can help. Cocaine is a potent stimulant drug derived from the coca plant that is native to South America. Classified as a Schedule II drug in the U.S., cocaine increases activity in .   Describes the effects of crack and other forms of cocaine on the body, the dangers of abusing them, the reasons why people use them, and ways to prevent an addiction or get help Includes bibliographical references (page 74) and indexPages:   Cocaine usage is at a all time high in the UK. VICE speaks to a dealer about the dangers of his job, aiding addicts and why there are so many young . Get this from a library! Crack. [Rodney G Peck] -- Discusses the characteristics of crack cocaine and the dangers of using the drug.