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How to treat crack addiction

In the 1980s, crack cocaine became a problem on city streets across America. Unlike regular cocaine, which tends to be expensive, crack is widely available in cheap, disposable packages. Its powerful physically addicting properties can hook users quickly. What you need
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Treat yourself to crack addiction

There is no single "correct" or "guaranteed" approach when it comes to treating addiction or ripped off the addiction to any other drug. If the user doesn't have a long history of substance abuse, participating in an outpatient treatment center's drug rehab program may be sufficient. However, in users with a continuing history of crack or drug addiction and dependence, longer and more intense treatments are required.

Realize the withdrawal symptoms that accompany the discontinuation of crack cocaine. These include, but are not necessarily limited to: depression and intense physical cravings for the drug, anxiety, often violent outbursts of anger, extreme irritability, nausea and vomiting, insomnia, and muscle pain. If possible, medical supervision should accompany a crack user's withdrawal. Even if a waiting list accompanies your preferred treatment option, the professionals at an addiction treatment facility will be happy to advise you on how to deal with withdrawal symptoms of a rift addict.

Although crack cocaine creates a high level of physical dependence, there is no therapy drug available to use as a safer "substitute" to treat crack addiction. While heroin addicts treat their addiction by substituting methadone for heroin, an equivalent for crack addicts is not. Thus, medical intervention is often necessary to monitor and support an individual's withdrawal.

Find a local Cocaine Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous chapter. If you are having trouble with helping the addict get placement in a treatment center, this may be the best option. A Cocaine Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous consultant can advise you on how you should intervene and help the rift users overcome their physical withdrawal symptoms. Do not attempt an intervention without first discussing and deciding on a correct plan of action with a knowledgeable professional.

Contact your local mental hospital to inquire about treatment programs available to crack addicts. All high costs can be covered under the user or the parent or guardian health insurance. Because crack abuse is so common, such facilities often have long waiting lists. Unfortunately, this means that many addicts continue using the drug while waiting for treatment.