Crack affects the body in many ways, which in turn causes crack effects to be very dangerous by putting your body at risk. There are many crack effects that will be discussed in the following summary that can be grouped into two distinct categories, short and long term effects. Short-term crack effects appear almost immediately after a single use. While long-term cocaine effects can appear at different times after an extended time of use, all depending on the duration and amount of cocaine used.
The short-term effects of crack will be noticed right away which in some cases of use can cause serious bodily damage and in some cases lead to death. Crack-related deaths are often a result of cardiac arrest or seizures followed by respiratory arrest. Increased energy, decreased appetite, and increased heart rate and blood pressure are some short-term effects that will be noticed by most first time cocaine users.
Long-term cocaine effects come into play as cocaine abuse continues and tolerance builds. Cocaine is a highly addictive drug, which can lead to enormous medical complications. Some of these complications are as follows: heart disease, which can lead to heart attacks, respiratory failure, strokes, seizures, and gastrointestinal various complications. Some physical symptoms are as follows: convulsions, nausea, blurred vision, chest pain, fever, muscle spasms, and coma.
Some other long-term effects are lying to others about the use of cocaine, lying to one-self about becoming addicted, stealing to support the sometimes very expensive cocaine habit, and absenteeism at work.
Many cocaine addicts develop a high tolerance for the use of cocaine with continued use of the drug. Seeking the high that was involved with the first use of cocaine is common among cocaine addicts. The reality of drug addiction is that this high will never be felt again and some addicts chase this for years causing them to lose everything.
For years people have been becoming dependent on cocaine. This dependence (although not always known to the abuser) is in fact a physical dependence. When the abuser makes the decision to be released from the binds of cocaine abuse they must undertake this process of cocaine withdrawal. This can be painful but the end result is freedom from cocaine abuse.
The cocaine withdrawal begins as soon as the person puts down the cocaine for just one day. The beginning of the withdrawal procedure is the hardest. The cocaine user will automatically want to put more of the drug in their system. The body will tell the mind that cocaine is needed. This physiological communication will flip the switch of obsession back on. The obsession will begin the search for more and more of the drug. This stage will occur within the first week of cocaine withdrawal. After the first week of cocaine withdrawal the body will have released the communication with the mind. The body will no longer need the cocaine. Unfortunately the abuser will not know this mentally and will still search for more.