Crack is a highly addictive form of cocaine that is smoked. Quitting crack can be difficult due to the drug’s addictive nature, and it can cause a range of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Physical withdrawal symptoms may include:
Insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleepiness)
Tremors or shaking
Chills or sweating
Muscle aches and pains
Nausea or vomiting
Psychological withdrawal symptoms may include:
Anxiety or restlessness
Irritability or mood swings
Strong cravings for the drug
Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
Paranoia or hallucinations
Withdrawal symptoms can vary in severity and duration, depending on the person and the extent of their drug use. In some cases, withdrawal symptoms can be severe enough to require medical attention.
It is important to seek professional help when quitting crack, as medical supervision can help manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. Support from loved ones, as well as counseling and addiction treatment, can also be helpful in achieving and maintaining sobriety.