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Health Project !

Aliyah Fatimah

on 3 May 2010

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Transcript of Crack

Crack Crack, actually called "Crack Cocaine" is a harmful and scary drug.
Crack is actually a cheap form of the drug you may have also heard of called cocaine. street names: there are many street names used for this drug.
A couple you may know, have heard or may hear in the future are :
1. Crack
2. Rocks
3.Apple Jacks

Street names for things affiliated with crack:
1.Big 8 - 1/8 kilogram of crack
2.crack house - place where crack cocaine is sold and smoked
3.Back to back - smoking crack after injecting heroin or heroin used after smoking crack
4. Beam me up Scottie- crack dipped in PCP Cost:
A large rock would cost about $40, but a small rock would be about $10-$20
Which is why crack is so popular with teenagers & people who are poor. Legal & consequences - Guidelines for using crack:
maximum of 7 years in prison for posession of this drug (indictable offence). If you are selling/ trefecking this drug you can have up to life in prison. For prossesion the consequence a $1000–$2000 fine and/or 6 months to a year imprisonment type of drug:
crack is actually classified under the catagory of stimulants. Stimulants are drugs that tend to increase alertness and physical activity. One of the biggest abused stimulants in the world is cocaine & crack derives from cocaine.
long term consequences :
1. heart problems or rendering the user unconsious due to over dose.
2. heart, lungs and liver are can all be damaged due to this drug
3.increase heart rate and blood pressure, leading to long-term cardiovascular problems effects - psychological/mental: the effects from using
crack psychologicaly and mentally are : supreme confidence, loss of appetite, insomnia, alertness, increased energy, a craving for more cocaine,and potential paranoia (ending after use). when you use crack, a substance called dopamine releases a feeling of euphoria. The high usually lasts about 5-10 minutes.

emotional: triggers many emotions. for example , you may be very happy, and have a feeling of "intense pleasure" but soon these feelings are replaced with the feelings of negative feelings and emotions. Some may include: depression, sadness etc.

how it is inserted: crack can
be smoked, ingested or sniffed
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