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Crack Cocaine - Addiction Treatment and Substance Abuse in South Africa

As an addiction recovery and drug rehabilitation centre in South Africa, we frequently come across a range of addictions, including crack cocaine.

Substance addiction has advanced dramatically.

With chemical compositions and strengths of drugs constantly changing, the addiction rate and the intensity of different addictions have rapidly increased.

Crack Cocaine Addiction

Crack Cocaine is cocaine which has processed with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water.

This in turn, transforms it into a more potent, smokeable, "rock" or “crystal” form.

Crack Cocaine has numerous names such as:

  • Ball,
  • Base,
  • Candy,
  • Cloud,
  • Cookies,
  • Crumbs,
  • Crunch & munch,
  • Devil drug and many more.

However, its initial name derives from the cracking sound heard when you heat and smoke the crystal.

Central Nervous System Stimulants

Crack cocaine is a strong central nervous system stimulant. Therefore, it interferes with, and releases excess amounts of dopamine throughout the brain.

Additionally, Crack Cocaine is popularly thought to be the most addictive form of cocaine.

However, it is rather that the intense desire to recapture the initial high is what is so addictive for many users. Binge use of crack cocaine is linked to this desire.

Furthermore, Crack Addiction is highly destructive, but is not commonly found to be an isolated addiction.

In most cases, Crack Cocaine addicts will be using additional substances such as Heroin, in addition to Crack Cocaine.

The combination of these drugs is usually in order to avoid the intense ‘come-down’ that comes with smoking crack.

Crack Cocaine Addiction Treatment Programmes

Step Away is one of South Africa's top drug rehab centres, treating ALL substance addictions.

When entering our rehabilitation centre, you will receive a full medical assessment, this will help us to understand and identify your stage of addiction.

Depending on the level of addiction, patients will be put into detox program. This program is bespoke to their specific needs.

In addition, we have developed various other addiction treatment programme activities for you to take part in. The aim of these activities is to address addiction holistically.

Treatment Therapies

As patients participate in Narcotics Anonymous (NA) programmes, different group therapies, yoga sessions, workshops and tasks, they begin to realise the positivity of the changes they have made in their lives and just how destructive their addiction is to their lives and the people around them.

The staff members at Step Away, are all fully qualified and experienced in their professions. Each equipped with their own unique offering.

Our aim at Step Away, is to help provide you with the necessary skills needed to help you live a sober life, the road to addiction recovery is long and sometime rocky, but nevertheless the journey is worth it.

For more information about our addiction treatments, please contact us.

 

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