As a common illicit substance of abuse, cocaine has been around long enough to have well-established trafficking routes that extend around the world. In particular, North and South America, Europe and Australia have high or growing rates of cocaine abuse.
While powder cocaine is present in all these areas, crack cocaine does not yet have the same distribution. Crack cocaine results from dissolving and cooking powder cocaine. The cooking partially purifies the cocaine and results in hard rocks of coke that can then be broken into small pieces and sold. Crack is mostly found in urban areas of the US and some parts of Canada. It has reached Australia and Europe as well but not in the same volume. West Africa has increasing rates of cocaine abuse because much of what arrives in Europe is shipping through impoverished West Africa countries. While most of the product is shipped straight through to Spain and other countries, some product remains behind as payment to corrupt officials or law enforcement in Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivorie, Ghana, Togo and Mali.
In South America, there is another form of cocaine available. The unpurified paste form of cocaine is called "paco" or "basuco," depending on where it is being produced and consumed. This form of cocaine is terribly addictive and physically damaging because of the toxins that remain in the drug.
Powder cocaine is also highly addictive, but crack seems to have a faster power to addict.
One thing is certain: when a person loses his ability to control his consumption of cocaine, what is needed quickly is cocaine addiction rehab. Without it, a cocaine addict may lose everything: job, family, possessions, health, self-respect and the respect of others, wealth—everything. One of the defining characteristics of addiction is that drug use becomes more important to the addicted person than any other aspect of life. And so all other possessions or advantages may be lost in the overwhelming need to acquire more of the drug and use it until cocaine addiction rehab breaks the grip of the addiction.
When seeking a cocaine addiction rehab for someone you care about, you should be seeking a long-term program of more than 90 days. According to the US National Institute on Drug Abuse, this type of program offers the best chance of long-lasting recovery.
For more than forty years, the Narconon program has offered cocaine addicts the route out of addiction that they needed. After completing the long-term Narconon program, seven out of ten of those who were addicted to cocaine or other drugs remained sober for at least two years. The program focuses on repairing the damage done by addiction and by instilling new drug-free life skills. With these life skills, Narconon graduates can now successfully deal with situations that once would have driven them into substance abuse.
The Narconon program is available at centers located around the world, so those addicted to any form of cocaine may have a Narconon cocaine addiction rehab close to them. To find your nearest center or for more information on how the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program helps those who are addicted to cocaine, call 800-775-8750 today.