Patient Comments: Cocaine and Crack Abuse - Personal Experience

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Please describe your experience with cocaine and crack use or abuse. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Shawna, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 11

I've been smoking crack for 2 days and now I have acid reflux, vomiting, and indigestion. I wonder if these things are caused from the crack use.

Comment from: allie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I am an everyday user; cocaine addict; whatever. I keep it to a dull roar and even that is costing me close to 6k a month. My health is suffering and I can't figure out why I like it so much that I keep doing it. It’s not even that fun anymore; just a routine. None of my friends do it. They do other drugs. I am blatant about my use and hide nothing. I figure if I was hiding it then I was in trouble, but maybe I am so blase about it they think nothing is amiss. I could be saving that money.

Comment from: cat lover, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

I quit using crack and methamphetamine years ago, not worth it! It is bad for your heart and makes you look old and ugly. Thankfully, it wasn't hard for me to quit after about 8 years of abusing it. I prayed a lot, and that helped me.

Comment from: crack head, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

If you find yourself slipping, then you’ve probably already fallen. You need to drastically change your outlook. Most likely you are depressed, stressed out, feel totally dilapidated and wrecked. If you are my age, chances are you already know better and what you’re doing is the cause of some other underlying symptom or some hurt that you’re sick of looking at. So, it’s time to look at it – whatever “it” is – and eat lots of fruit, maybe sedate yourself for a few days. I suggest weed, Benadryl, muscle relaxers, Xanax, etc. Even if you don’t think you’re physically addicted yet, you may very well be. But, if you’ve ever been an addict, then you know it’s mostly mental anyway. You have to be ready to quit.

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