Crack is a powerful stimulant that targets the central nervous system. When smoked, this drug enters your bloodstream through the lungs, from there it journeys to your brain and that is when the feel-good chemical known as dopamine is released and gives you a sense of satisfaction and reward. Unfortunately, this drug is known for disrupting the way you would usually feel pleasure until the only way you can get any is by the use and abuse of the drug itself.

Do you suspect a loved one is abusing crack? There are some telltale signs that can help you get to the truth. People who abuse crack usually exhibit overconfidence and hyperactivity. Other signs of crack may include:

If you have an incline that a friend or loved one may be abusing crack there are a few ways of finding out, as is the case with many addicts, they will do their best to cover up and hide their addiction by all means necessary. Some of these signs include;

  • Overconfident
  • Hyperactivity
  • Aggressive
  • Regular burns on fingers
  • Dilated pupils
  • Frequently disappears
  • Higher breathing rate
  • Restless
  • Tense
  • Irresponsible

You get the idea, and if you are seeing a variety of these signs and symptoms in someone close to you it may be time you take action, contact a family member or under certain circumstances, host an intervention for the individual in question. The worst thing you can do is accept it, overlook it, pretend everything is fine. You have a moral obligation to help and help you shall.

If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction you may need the help of experts, which is where Step One Recovery can help. Our experienced counsellors are on call 24/7 and with a staff to patient ratio of 2:1 there is always some close by to help you get through this difficult time in your life.

Contact Step One Recovery today and take your first steps on the path to recovery.