The society is concerned about the crack cocaine epidemic, which is part of the lives of families and young people. This substance is derived from cocaine and is also highly addictive and leads its users to a rapid dependence with physical complications, social degradation and serious consequences on the user’s mental state
Due to its low cost, the crack cocaine is a drug that can drag young people from all social strata, including those with lower purchasing power. And these young people with lower purchasing power are well trained by the power of traffickers to transport the substance as in order to have their own addiction supplied.
The crack cocaine, derived from cocaine and mixed with other substances hazardous to health of the mucous membranes of the mouth and nostrils, was created to increase the supply of drugs (in volume, and although it is cheaper than cocaine, it greatly increases the profitability of those who distribute it and accelerate one’s dependency).
Initially the crack cocaine gradually seeped into the lower income classes, but then reached all social strata and is now a social epidemic and morally degrading.
People who quickly become addicted to crack cocaine, deteriorate themselves regardless of financial, social or educational levels to which they belong to, because they lose completely the control of themselves and the evaluation of what is good or bad, right or wrong, moral or immoral.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE USE OF CRACK COCAINE:
Yes. People may have different damage from each other, specific symptoms, but they will become addict in a short period of time. This is the great differential of crack cocaine, it is highly addictive, physical, social and mental degrading.
Crack users become dangerous to themselves and to society, because of the total loss of control of themselves and their moral and religious principles.
To purchase the drug, they are willing to commit criminal activities like stealing or robbing, besides becoming aggressive and hurting people.
Crack cocaine is also the most associated drug with suicide, psychiatric problems, rapid weight loss, generalized clinical diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, isolation and social exclusion, loss of employment for incapacity to work and the removal of family life.
In time, the crack user starts living in a primitive way, on the streets, alleys, hidden places or slums. Sex becomes a commonplace attitude and often used as currency to drug exchange; religion ceases to exist, projects for the future, dreams and own ambitions are relegated to oblivion.
The depletion of cognitive ability, such as loss of consciousness, of self-criticism, and of judgment and decision-making is a feature of this addict, specifically about crack. Other drugs lead to the same situation, however, more slowly and with a feasible recovery. Everything is more difficult when it’s related to crack cocaine, but never impossible to recover.
Yes. The sooner the family looks for help the lower the patient’s losses and their chances to remain abstinent will be. It is necessary, in most cases, to undergo in-patient hospitalization, associated with the use of medication to control the mental state.
The maintenance of abstinence depends on the patient and family compliance to therapy program in Clinical Day.
Cleuza Canan Clinic has multidisciplinary staff available to assist in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of depression. The faster one seeks help, the lower the problems and the greater the chances of recovery will be.