By: Kyli & Keely
History on crack cocaine.
- People believe reports of crack cocaine abuse are commonly restricted in large cities with high levels of unemployment and living conditions.
- 11.6% of those arrested used crack in the previous week.
- Crack Cocaine was the primary drug of abuse in 178,475 admissions to treatment in 2006.
- It was a crystalized form of cocaine
- It was developed during the cocaine boom of the 1970s and its use spread in the mid 1980s.
Short term & Long term effects
Short term effects
- Loss of appetite
- Increased heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature
- Contracted blood vessels
- Increased rate of breathing
- Dialated pupils
- Liver, kidney, and lung damage
- Severe chest pains
- Respiratory failure
- Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
- Weight loss
- Drugs are essentially poison
- A small amount acts as a stimulant
- Directly effects the mind
- Coming down from the drug causes severe depression