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  Welcome to Cocaine Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.
Cocaine Anonymous is open to all persons who state a desire to stop using cocaine, including "crack" cocaine, as well as all other mind-altering substances.
Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery.
www.ca.org   (720 words)

 Cocaine - Factsheet - Drug Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pure cocaine (cocaine hydrochloride) was first used as a local anesthetic for surgeries in the 1880s and was the main stimulant drug used in tonics and elixirs for treatment of various illnesses in the early 1900s.
Crack cocaine users tended to be young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 who lived in the central city and were usually from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
Crack cocaine is not usually transported in large quantities or over long distances due to the more severe mandatory sentencing for possession and distribution of the drug.
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov /publications/factsht/cocaine   (2782 words)

 Crack Cocaine
Crack cocaine, a form of cocaine base, is derived from powder cocaine.
The crack cocaine is then broken or cut into "rocks," each typically weighing from one-tenth to one-half of a gram.
Evidence shows that when cocaine and crack are smoked (as opposed to other methods), there is increased risk of compulsive cocaine-seeking behavior.
www.streetdrugs.org /crack.htm   (360 words)

 Crack References -- Cocaine
Abstract: Upper respiratory and pulmonary complications of cocaine addiction have been increasingly reported in recent years, with most of the patients being intravenous addicts, users of freebase, or smokers of "crack." The toxicity of cocaine is complex and is exerted via multiple central and peripheral pathways.
Crack is used by a small minority of adult and student populations but by a large proportion of cocaine users and heavy drug-using groups.
Crack, which is not destroyed by heating, can be smoked, and delivers a large quantity of cocaine to the vascular bed of the lung, producing an effect similar to that from intravenous injection.
www.druglibrary.org /schaffer/cocaine/crakref1.htm   (2649 words)

 Crack Cocaine Addiction
Crack cocaine can cause major mental damage over multiple years of use, both because of the effects of the drug and also because the drug abuser takes such poor care of his/her physical body.
Crack cocaine addiction became instantly popular because when a person smokes crack the high is almost instant; the user feels "high" in about 10 seconds after use.
Crack cocaine addiction also leads to higher chances of being involved in dangerous behavior such as unsafe sex leading to sexually transmitted diseases and violence leading to rape and murder.
www.crack-cocaine.us /crack-cocaine-addiction.htm   (479 words)

 Crack Cocaine treatment
Crack Cocaine is usually found in a crystalline rock shapes, looking like whitish pieces of very coarse sand or small rocks.
Crack addiction could be caused by the compulsion to get ride of this unwanted feeling and experience the momentary high again and again.
Crack Cocaine treatment is complete after a full search into the person's life to find and handle the problems of the past.
www.detox-narconon.org /crack-treatment.html   (563 words)

 Crack Cocaine Addiction Support Groups Treatment Resources
Crack cocaine recovery and addiction is about addicts in recovery treatment centers for drug abuse and free basing cocaine which is an illegal substance creating euphoria and then depression so deep.
Crack cocaine is a hard chunk of cocaine after it is cooked with baking soda and water to form a crystal like chunk of candy.
Giving in to the urges to smoke crack cocaine is such a vicious cycle controlled by a power that wants nothing more than to possess and destroy all life, even by flying planes filled with people into buildings filled with more people.
www.crackcocainerecovery.com   (1658 words)

 Cocaine and crack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Cocaine sold on the street may have been cut (mixed) with other substances by a chain of dealers in order to maximise their profit.
Crack cocaine is the base material left after cocaine hydrochloride has been chemically treated, separating the base material from the salt crystals, and looks like small crystal chips.
Cocaine and crack use has been known to increase sexual desire, although regular use can in fact depress sexual performance and sexual sensations for both men and women.
www.addaction.org.uk /Druginfocoke.htm   (714 words)

 InfoFacts - Crack and Cocaine
Crack is cocaine that has not been neutralized by an acid to make the hydrochloride salt.
Cocaine is a strong central nervous system stimulant that interferes with the reabsorption process of dopamine, a chemical messenger associated with pleasure and movement.
Use of cocaine in a binge, during which the drug is taken repeatedly and at increasingly high doses, may lead to a state of increasing irritability, restlessness, and paranoia.
www.nida.nih.gov /Infofax/cocaine.html   (1556 words)

 Crack Cocaine addiction treatment, Drug Rehab centers for drugs and alcohol rehabilitation treatment
Cocaine is usually chopped into a fine powder with a razor blade on a small mirror or some other hard surface, arranged into small rows called "lines," then quickly inhaled (or "snorted") through the nose with a short straw or rolled up paper money.
Crack works by causing the brains neuro transmitters to release all the dopamine at once (dopamine is a chemical in the brain which releases feelings of pleasure).
Crack cocaine is the only drug for which the first offense of simple possession can trigger a federal mandatory minimum sentence.
www.crackcocaineaddictiontreatment.com   (3998 words)

 Crack - Facts&Figures - Drug Facts - ONDCP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pure cocaine was first used in the 1880s as a local anesthetic in eye, nose, and throat surgeries because of its ability to provide anesthesia as well as to constrict blood vessels and limit bleeding.
Of the 26,023 Federal drug defendants sentenced during FY 2003, powder cocaine was involved in 5,867 (22.9%) and crack cocaine was involved in 5,166 (20.17%) of the cases.
While cocaine can currently be administered by a doctor for legitimate medical uses, such as a local anesthetic for some eye, ear, and throat surgeries, there are currently no medical uses for crack cocaine.
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov /drugfact/crack   (2005 words)

 Stimulants: Crack Cocaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The exact inventor of crack cocaine is unknown, but the lasting effects of their discovery is well documented.
Powder cocaine is frequently cut or mixed with a variety of substances in order to raise profit mar- gins of drug dealers.
Crack cocaine is easily manufactured from powder cocaine without dangerous solvents, using common household ingredients.
www.addictions.org /crack.html   (431 words)

 Crack Cocaine, Crack Cocaine Abuse, Crack Cocaine Treatment
Crack cocaine is commonly known as one of the most addictive street drugs available and people who use crack are often unable to stop, even if they want to.
While crack cocaine was once though to be a 'ghetto' drug, crack cocaine has become popular among younger and more affluent crowds because it is inexpensive and produces a short lasting, but powerful euphoric high.
Addiction or abuse of crack cocaine is a serious issue and serious action must be taken to help a person stay off the drugs and away from old habits.
www.crack-cocaine.net   (572 words)

 Crack: Cocaine Squared
Crack isn't as pure, since the crack "cooking" process doesn't filter out all the cuts found in street cocaine, and even adds a few impurities of its own.
Because even though cocaine had a reputation for many years as a relatively harmless high, the fact is that the drug burns out the body and brain and can pose serious health risks to users.
Crack is sometimes used in combination with marijuana, heroin (in a post-modern adaptation of the heroin-cocaine "speedball") and PCP (AKA "space base").
www.doitnow.org /pages/164.html   (1383 words)

 Crack Cocaine Fast Facts
Crack cocaine is a highly addictive and powerful stimulant that is derived from powdered cocaine using a simple conversion process.
Crack is produced by dissolving powdered cocaine in a mixture of water and ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).
Crack rocks are white (or off-white) and vary in size and shape.
www.usdoj.gov /ndic/pubs3/3978   (405 words)

 Crack Cocaine, Crack Cocaine Addiction, Crack Cocaine Rehab
Crack cocaine was derived from cocaine in the mid- 1980s and crack cocaine was immediately popular because of its availability and inexpensiveness.
Crack cocaine creates a sense of pleasure in the brain and body that does not occur naturally.
Because crack is an addictive drug just as all illicit drugs are, users find that they are unable to have normal or functional relationships with people in their lives including family, friends and significant others.
www.crack-cocaine.us   (514 words)

 BBC NEWS | Talking Point | Crack cocaine: How serious is the threat?
Crack cocaine is a dangerous and addictive drug, the main users of which are members of socially deprived communities where there seems little hope.
Crack cocaine is a mixture of a small amount of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and cocaine.
Decriminalisation of cocaine (including its derivatives, ie crack) will stop some of the problems associated to its use and controlled supply/distribution will stop others but the bottom line is, this drug is very addictive, makes people violent and however cheap it is to start with, habits costs money.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/talking_point/2062224.stm   (3505 words)

 Crack Cocaine Treatment, Crack Cocaine, Crack Cocaine Abuse
During crack cocaine treatment the drug addict is able to begin recovering from drug addiction, and crack cocaine treatment can also provide resources to help ensure long-term sobriety.
Crack cocaine is one of the most powerfully addictive drugs on the street market.
Because crack cocaine harms the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person, the crack cocaine treatment process must be multi-faceted and all encompassing.
www.crack-cocaine.net /crack-cocaine-treatment.htm   (516 words)

 Cocaine Addiction Treatment Rehab and Crack Cocaine Help
Once having tried cocaine, an individual may have difficulty predicting or controlling the extent to which he or she will continue to use the drug.
Cocaine abuse and addiction is a complex problem involving biological changes in the brain as well as a myriad of social, familial, and environmental factors.
Both powder cocaine and crack are prevalent throughout the country, and overall availability is stable.
www.800cocaine.com   (459 words)

 Crack Addiction, Crack Cocaine, Crack Cocaine Treatment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Crack addiction is prevalent throughout the United States in people of all ages and crack addiction contributes to the growing number of drug treatment admissions nationwide.
While crack and crack addiction has predominantly been associated with people from lower class backgrounds and has been deemed a habit of the homeless and poor, crack addiction affects people from all walks of life.
Crack addiction does not occur in a particular type, race, or class of people but can be found in all neighborhoods and socioeconomic backgrounds.
www.crack-addiction.us   (434 words)

 Crack cocaine effects, cocaine information at SAMHSA's NCADI
Cocaine may be snorted as a powder, converted to a liquid form for injection with a needle, or processed into a crystal form to be smoked.
Cocaine interferes with the way your brain processes chemicals that create feelings of pleasure, so you need more and more of the drug just to feel normal.
Cocaine may give users a temporary illusion of power and energy, but it often leaves them unable to function emotionally, physically, and sexually.
www.health.org /govpubs/phd640i   (651 words)

 CrackAbuse.org - Drug addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, and cocaine information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Crack Cocaine addiction requires crack cocaine detox and rehab to fully overcome the adverse mental and physical effects of the drug.
The idea that crack cocaine improves life is the major LIE that crack users secretly hang onto.
Detox from crack cocaine requires a controlled environment away from the enticement of the drug.
www.crackabuse.org   (180 words)

 Crack Cocaine
Since the hydrochloride salt decomposes at the temperature required to vaporize it, cocaine is instead converted to the liberated base form.
To obtain crack-cocaine, ordinary cocaine hydrochloride is concentrated by heating the drug in a solution of baking powder until the water evaporates.
This was a judiciously-blended mixture of cocaine, heroin and alcohol.
www.a1b2c3.com /drugs/crack01.htm   (983 words)

 Crack Cocaine Treatment Crack Addiction Addicts Cocaine Recovery
Cocaine powder is cooked to form the devil's candy.
We say divorce crack and re-marry your spouse and live up to God's sacred law of marriage instead of the enemies false law of loving crack cocaine more than what God has provided for us to live in overflowing abundance of love, joy, peace and the rest of the fruits of the spirit.
Crack cocaine addiction can be conquered by starting and then continuing to work the 75 Day program.
www.devilscandy.com   (1629 words)

 Factbook : Cocaine and Crack
Snorting is the process of inhaling cocaine powder through the nose where it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal tissues.
Rather than requiring the more volatile method of processing cocaine using ether, crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water and heated to remove the hydrochloride, thus producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked.
The rate of current cocaine use in 1998 was highest among Americans ages 18 to 25 (2.0 percent).
www.drugwarfacts.org /cocaine.htm   (1485 words)

 Crack Cocaine
Thursday- find another TOOL to help stay away from crack cocaine or a suggestion to share with the person you love who is comtaminated by crack.
Share an experience you have had with crack cocaine, share your hurt, your joy, your anger, share what you are doing about crack..share something about yourself, then share with the group.
Saturday is also lesson day, where we will educate you on something about crack cocaine, maybe you know something your reshearched and can share it with the group.
groups.msn.com /CrackCocaine/ourdailyassignment.msnw   (353 words)

 Erowid Cocaine Vault
Cocaine is a common stimulant derived from the Erythroxylum coca plant.
It is best known for its massive popularity in powdered and freebase (crack) forms.
Cocaine in Columbia, by D.A. » » »   MORE   » » »
www.erowid.org /chemicals/cocaine/cocaine.shtml   (298 words)

 Factbook: Crack
In 1986, before mandatory minimums for crack offenses became effective, the average federal drug offense sentence for fls was 11% higher than for whites.
The US Sentencing Commission found in its 1997 report that "nearly 90 percent of the offenders convicted in federal court for crack cocaine distribution are African-American while the majority of crack cocaine users is white.
Among the general population there has been no detectable increase in birth defects which may be associated with cocaine use during pregnancy.
www.drugwarfacts.org /crack.htm   (701 words)

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