Crack cocaine is an illegal drug that is the most potent and most addictive form of cocaine. It is essentially cooked down until it is the purest form of cocaine so it turns into a rock form rather than a powder. Take it from me when I say crack cocaine will ruin your life. I lost my family, job, home, and ultimately myself all within a short couple of months due to the severe addiction I formed to snorting crack cocaine.
Is Snorting Crack Cocaine Possible?
While crack cocaine is generally smoked, the short answer yes, it can be snorted. It reacts differently in the body than when you smoke it. When smoked, the crack cocaine goes directly from the lungs to the brain so the effects are felt instantaneously and are very short-lived about 10 minutes. When crack cocaine is snorted, the drug takes much longer to reach the brain and feel the effects. It has to go from the noses to the heart, and then to the lungs, back to the heart, then it makes its way to the brain where the effects are felt.
Why Do People Snort Coke or Crack?
Snorting crack cocaine is known as insufflation. Crack cocaine creates a very euphoric high that is highly sought after and it doesn’t take long, sometimes after just one use, for someone to be addicted to chasing that high. It creates feelings of happiness, energy, and mental alertness. For whatever reason the person has, it is the feeling that crack cocaine makes that people get addicted to before it takes them down are a dark path into the life of addiction.
Many people have the misconception that snorting crack is safer than smoking it so they are more protected from its addictive qualities. This is far from true. While smoking allows the drug to enter the brain more quickly, snorting it still carries a high risk for addiction. Others choose to snort crack cocaine rather than smoke it because the effects can last longer than smoking.
The Dangers of Snorting Crack Cocaine
The number one danger associated with snorting crack is an addiction; a lifelong disease that will take a loving caring person and turn them into someone they never thought they would become. It will bring you to your darkest place. Please heed my warning as I experienced this myself. I never realized how far gone I was as a result of crack addiction until I was already drowning in it. Crack is not something to be fooled with unless you want to see the worst version of yourself.
Snorting crack cocaine also leads to a lot of other mental and physical problems for myself, and so many others. Crack cocaine brought on great mental instability like anxiety, delirium, and hallucinations as a result of not sleeping enough, paranoia, and severe depression. It is also possible to experience psychosis as a result of crack abuse. Physically speaking, snorting crack cocaine left me looking malnourished and underweight because one It took away my appetite, and two It left me with no money for food.
Is Your Nose Affected by Snorting Crack?
Snorting crack also does serious damage to a person’s heart. These complications can even kill you because they can lead to congestive heart failure, heart disease, or a heart attack. Snorting crack cocaine is also very disturbing for your nasal cavity. The nose is delicate and you are putting a foreign and corrosive substance in there. It can cause bone loss, collapsed nasal passage, a perforated septum, and sinus infections.
Crack Cocaine Addiction Help at Recreate Life Counseling
If you or a loved one is suffering as a result of a crack cocaine addiction, know that recovery is possible and you do not have to continue harming yourself and your loved ones because of your addiction. At Recreate Life Counseling, we have the resources to help you get your life back on track and to teach you how to live life sober and happy again. Now is the time to put down crack cocaine. We are here to help you!