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Crack

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on 28 May 2014

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Transcript of Crack

Negative Side-Effects
After the drug's effects run out after five to ten minutes, the user may experience feelings of depression, exhaustion, and nausea, which will be stronger than before they used the drug.
Signs of Using Crack
Hyperactivity
Euphoria
Irritability
Anxiety
Excessive talking followed by depression or excessive sleeping at odd times
Long periods of times without eating or sleeping
Dilated pupils
Weight loss
Dry mouth and nose
Withdrawal
Statistics
Usage
Crack comes in small, off-white crystals.
It can either be smoked or freebased.
Freebased: heating the crack until it liquifies and inhaled using a pipe.
Production
Comes from powder cocaine
Powder cocaine is mixed with water and either ammonia or sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda.
The mixture is boiled into a solid, and cooled. Then it is broken up into smaller pieces.
Crack Cocaine
Common Street Names:
Rock
Work
Hard
Iron
Cavvy
Base
Crack
Hotcakes
Cookie
Crack
Effects
The user feels a "rush" and then a feeling of well-being and alertness.
Crack increases one's dopamine levels, giving them a sensation of pleasure and increased movement.
.08% to 1% of teenagers abuse crack
Crack cocaine users constitute about 2% of all drug users, but 71% are cocaine users
Possession of 5g of crack requires a 5 year minimum sentence
Crack is about 6x stronger than cocaine sold on streets
Crack use among teenagers has been steadily going down since 2006
In 2012, 19,000 teenagers 12-17 have been reported using crack that year
By Rachel and Sydney


Interesting Information
Crack was incredibly popular in the 1980s because it causes euphoria in less than 10 seconds
Convenience stores across the US have sold "love roses". The 4" glass tubes holding fake flowers can be used as makeshift crack pipes.
Terms such as "Crack cocaine pictures", "cooking crack cocaine", and "smoking crack" rank among the top 30 search concepts on the Internet.
In 2013, Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, Canada, was caught on video smoking crack. He still plans to run for reelection this fall and is currently in rehab.
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