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Crack Addiction Treatment

Crack Addiction Treatment Programs at Banyan Massachusetts

Crack cocaine is a drug that is created by mixing powder cocaine with water and baking soda into a solid that is typically smoked by users. Crack cocaine acts differently in the brain than powder cocaine, essentially rewiring the brain’s limbic system and reward circuits within as little as one use of the drug.1

Crack cocaine is a frighteningly addictive drug that affects regions of the brain quickly and lays the groundwork for lifelong struggles right away. Its highly addictive qualities and low price in comparison to powder cocaine make crack cocaine a major problem across the country. It’s not a drug of the past, there are still Americans who are struggling with addiction and need crack addiction treatment to find sobriety. We offer addiction treatment in Massachusetts to help addicts find sobriety from this dangerous drug addiction.

What Does Crack Do to the Brain and Body?

This drug is typically smoked, which makes it especially dangerous. Crack cocaine’s influence can hit the brain in as little as 10 seconds.2 The stimulant causes a release of excess dopamine within the brain, creating feelings of euphoria and extreme bouts of energy in users.

While crack rewires the reward systems of the brain to create the groundwork of intense addiction, it also affects the body negatively. When users are under the influence of crack, they may have extreme energy. But when they are not under the influence of the stimulant, they may be exhausted. Typically, crack cocaine addicts are malnourished and exhausted from lack of routine sleep and eating schedules. This can cause a wealth of health issues that need to be addressed for healthy sobriety.

Crack Addict Symptoms

The symptoms of crack addiction are typically easy to spot in a loved one. When a person is addicted to crack, they may exhibit crack addict symptoms such as3:

  • Reduced sleep
  • Nosebleeds
  • Muscle twitching
  • Aggression and mood swings
  • Hallucinations and paranoia
  • Drastic weight loss

Crack cocaine paraphernalia includes tools users need to smoke the drug, such as crack pipes, which look like glass tubes with a bulb at the end. Dirty spoons or spoons with signs of burn marks are also indicative of a crack problem.

If you suspect that your child, friend, or loved one is struggling with crack addiction, we are here to help. Contact us to get addiction treatment help for a loved one.

Treating Crack Cocaine Addiction

Many patients undergoing crack cocaine or cocaine addiction treatment in Massachusetts need extra support to deal with the emotional effects of stimulant addiction. Prolonged crack cocaine use can cause depression, paranoia, hallucinations, and even suicidal thoughts in some patients. Effective treatment programs are focused on supporting patients through these challenging steps of recovery. Detoxing from cocaine and crack addiction treatment starts by getting help from our team at Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts. We support patients through the entire crack addiction recovery process. Contact our team today for support and recovery guidance. Sobriety is waiting.


  1. NCBI – The Neurobiology of Cocaine Addiction
  2. NYC Health – Cocaine Abuse & Addiction
  3. CESAR – Crack Cocaine


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