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During the crack epidemic of the 1980’s, there was a desperate need for crack detoxes in Kansas. Drug abuse throughout the United States continues to be an issue. Millions of Americans struggle with abuse or addiction issues, sadly only a small percentage will get the help they so desperately need and deserve. When someone attempts to quit using on their own and without any medical supervision they will face a variety of difficulties.
Crack is made by mixing powder cocaine with other household items and cooking them together. The resulting product is much more potent and addictive than powder cocaine. While it may seem like a cheap drug for someone who is not addicted when someone becomes hooked they can easily spend more than a thousand dollars in one day on the drug. They will constantly hunt for the feeling they first felt when they used the drug, but is unattainable. They will use and use and use until they are out of money, even then the hunt for more of the drug will continue.
Overcoming the psychological and physical withdrawals associated is no easy task. The mental cravings that accompany crack abuse are absolutely devastating. Thoughts of using the drug will race through the user’s mind, it can be on their mind all the time, day after day. Crack is easily one of the most addictive narcotic substances on earth. It is possible to feel mentally hooked after just one hit of this powerful drug. The high is short-lived, 10-20 minutes, as the high wears off the user will begin to crash, this is when withdrawals begin. The only way to avoid withdrawals is to use more of the drug, this leads many to binge use crack.
Binging refers to when someone does a large amount of a substance over a short period of time. It isn’t rare for one to spend hundreds of dollars during this time, making multiple visits to their dealer throughout the day. There will be times where the user will say “this is it, no more. I can’t live like this!” but before they know it, they are getting high again. They may swear off the drug day after day, yet the thought of getting high remains. It isn’t a matter of willpower, the abuse of the drug has altered the chemical makeup of the user’s brain. They will no longer react to daily situations the way used to. The user will no longer think the same way, their basic human instincts will be put to the side for the drug. Food, water, shelter and sleep will all become a second thought. Crack is all that matters.
This is the sad truth for far too many addicts. Their entire life will revolve around the drug. How to get more and when they will be able to get it will become daily thought. Soon the user will have to steal, lie and manipulate to support their habit. As they dig themselves deeper into the pit of addiction they will start committing crimes and putting themselves in danger on a regular basis, all for the sake of crack. Breaking this pattern of abuse is extremely difficult, especially when done without proper help. Attempting this detox alone and without the help of a crack detox in Kansas is not recommended.
Watching a loved one throw their life away is a very painful experience. No matter how much you want them to change, they will not take action until they are ready. Family and friends can beg and plead until they are blue in the face, but the sad truth is the crack has taken control. That individual is a shell of the person they used to be, the drug addiction has buried their true self deep down.If a loved one is struggling do not lose hope. The person you love is still there and they CAN get their life back, but it will take a lot of work. The first and most crucial step toward a better life begins when the user admits they have an issue and decides to take action.
If you or someone you love are struggling with drug abuse or addiction issues do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our staff of addiction professionals is standing by ready to help in any way they can. Whether you are just looking for advice or would like a free evaluation, we are here for you. All calls are completely confidential and free of charge. A better life IS possible.