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Crack

An informative presentation on the drug crack cocaine for health class.
by Delaney Edison on 28 April 2011

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Transcript of Crack

Crack Crack Cocaine vs. Powder Cocaine How is it used? Long Term Effects Cocaine hydrochloride
"Freebasing"
Why is it called crack?

Less expensive
Felt quicker
Snorting and smoking
Rocks and powder
No medical uses
Smoked
Rock form Long Term:
Paranoia
Anxiety
Bronchitis
Burnt lips
Rise in blood sugar levels
Extreme weight loss
Stroke
Heart attack
Bleeding of the mucous membrane
Convulsions

Short Term Effects Euphoria
Hyper alertness
Increased energy and arousal
Loss of appetite Statistics 2% of college students 4.7% of young adults ages 19 to 28 What is crack? Stimulant
Most addicting form of cocaine
Schedule II drug (meth and PCP) Background 1980's
Available to young and poor
Anti-Drug Act of 1986
Peaked in 1985 with 25 million Disturbing Trends: "Crack Babies" Low birth weight
Slow mental development
Withdrawal at birth
Small heads Names for Crack Crack is known in the streets as:
24-7
Badrock
Beat
Candy
Chemical
Cloud
Crumbs
Crunch and munch
Devil drug
Dice
Electric kool-aid
Fat bags
French fries
Glo
Gravel
Grit
Hail
Hard ball
Hard rocks
Hotcakes
Ice cube
Jelly beans
Paste
Piece
Prime time
Product
Raw
Rock
Scrabble
Sleet
Snow coke
Tornado
Troop
Withdrawal Symptoms:
Agitation
Depression
Muscle pain
Shaking
Vomiting
Disturbed sleep
Extreme fatigue
Angry outbursts
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