What You Need To Know About Cocaine and Crack


Article by Kathleen Smith, PhD, LPC

Kathleen Smith explains in the article, "Why are crack and cocaine so addictive? Though the drug activates the brain's pleasure center, making a euphoric high, it's the low experienced after use that also promotes addiction. People experience an intense withdrawal after use, and they may find they're unable to experience pleasure in things they once loved. Because they can't find pleasure in other things, users are tempted to abuse cocaine or crack once again."

This article goes over signs of crack or cocaine use, consequences of use, and treatment for use.

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