Crack Cocaine

By: Kyli & Keely

What is crack cocaine?

Crack cocaine is the crystal form of cocaine
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How is crack cocaine used?

Crack cocaine is smoked out of a glass pipe.

Street names.

  • rich mans drug
  • rock(s)
  • devil drug
  • electric kool-aid

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
Long term effects

  • Liver, kidney, and lung damage
  • Severe chest pains
  • Respiratory failure
  • Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
  • Weight loss

Facts:

  1. Drugs are essentially poison
  2. A small amount acts as a stimulant
  3. Directly effects the mind
  4. Coming down from the drug causes severe depression