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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Seeking Recovery for Crack Cocaine Addiction

*+-When crack cocaine roared through the American landscape in the late 1980s, it tore many people away from their productive, enjoyable lives and their families. Crack is a toxic drug, very harsh and quickly addictive. Those who became addicted to crack in many cases quickly lost everything and resorted to criminal actions to support their habits. Men may resort to criminal acts like theft and muggings and some women may use prostitution as solutions. When a person is at their worst in the midst of crack cocaine addiction, it may seem like an impossible dream that they would ever be…

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Overcoming Crack Addiction

*+-He was a raw-boned type, looking like he’d spent years in the Texas oil fields or herding cattle. Dark hair, tanned and good looking despite the weathered skin and a certain reticence. This was V.C., survivor of decades years of drug use and addiction and a recent graduate of the Narconon drug rehab program. Quietly and calmly, he told his tale in a Texas twang. He Started Smoking Marijuana at the Age of 14 At fourteen, he’d started smoking marijuana that a friend of his had brought around. When he started driving and had more mobility, he graduated on to…

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