Crack addiction can be terrifying. It is one of the most addictive substances known to man, and it quickly traps users. It is a huge problem in New Jersey, with 3587 people seeking treatment for it in 2016. As only a small percentage of those who suffer from addiction receive treatment, this number is likely to be many times larger.
Crack is a smokable version of powder cocaine. It reaches the brain within 10 seconds of smoking it and delivers an intense high. However, these effects are short-lived and wear off after around 15 minutes. This powerful effect and short high are what makes crack cocaine so addictive. This can be an expensive habit, with users spending hundreds of dollars a day.
Crack cocaine is both physically and mentally addictive. This can start after just one use and can have very destructive effects on users and their loved ones’ lives. However, it is possible to recover from crack addiction.
The first phase of this is detox. This is very hard to do without support. Most of our clients have attempted this alone multiple times before reaching out to us for professional help. At the Excel Center, we understand addiction, and we know that small setbacks like this don’t equal permanent failure.
Asking for help with crack cocaine addiction is one of the bravest and kindest things that someone can do for themselves. We believe that each one of our clients has the potential to recover and to regain control of their lives. We know they can – we’ve seen it happen hundreds of times.