While Crack Cocaine Initiates Have Dropped Dramatically, this Addictive Drug is Still Ruining Lives

Between the mid-1980s and 2002, hundreds of thousands of Americans started using crack cocaine each year. This number finally began to decline and by 2010, fewer than 100,000 people were starting to use crack cocaine each year. This is one of the best things that could happen in this country because of the ravages created by crack, both to the body and to the user’s life. The changes that occur in the life of a habitual crack user are rather staggering. Crack symptoms include: Cardiac and vascular damage Cardiac arrest Stroke Stomach perforations Birth defects Lung problems including what’s called…

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