Crack Rehab

Crack RehabCrack is chemically processed cocaine and the most popular form of the drug in the Chicago area. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, 23 percent of adults arrested have used crack in the past 30 days — a far cry from the 2.9 percent who have recently abused powder cocaine. Another 24 percent of adults arrested in Chicago also admit to using crack in the year prior to their arrest. These statistics demonstrate that the social issues with crack go much further than simple addiction since its use is so closely tied to crime.

Crack is highly addictive for a number of reasons but the main problem is that the high is short-lived. This means that addicts who feel that a couple of hours of escape just isn’t enough are going to keep using more crack to maintain their high.

Since the from crack doesn’t last very long, individuals addicted to the substance are constantly looking to maintain their high. This often causes them to engage in illicit and degrading activities in order to generate the cash necessary to keep buying drugs.  This becomes extremely important because addicts want to avoid the crash that occurs after a high subsides. With an addiction like this, drug treatment is necessary.

Crack Addiction

When people use crack, they are at risk of developing a tolerance to drug and then a dependency on it. When a person has built up a tolerance to crack, they require an increasing amount of it in order to experience a normal high.  An addiction to crack can occur after just a few uses.  Once this happens, an addict no longer feels normal when they aren’t high. After awhile, they become unable to function as they once did. They become totally consumed by the drug.

Few crack addicts are classified as functional. They have trouble maintaining jobs and keeping up with familial responsibilities. This means they don’t have the kind of life they should and it makes addiction treatment essential.

Treatment for Crack Addiction

If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse of any kind, contact us now for help. Call our toll-free number. We can help provide you with more information about your addiction and the treatment options available to you. It can be overwhelming to choose between inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, holistic care and other treatment choices so don’t do it alone.