How Long Does a Crack Cocaine High Last?

Drugs come in many forms and can be administered in many different ways. They also have different effects on the mind and body. Symptoms can range from being stimulated or having feelings of relaxation and many different symptoms in between. Drugs can also last longer or shorter than others depending on the type of drug and the administration.

Crack Cocaine originates from a plant and differs in forms and ways it can be ingested. Crack Cocaine, can come in a powdered form called Cocaine and Crack, which is solid form. They are both cocaines so they are the same, but they look different, feel different, depending on the administration, and sometimes viewed differently socially, but both are dangerous.

Crack Cocaine is a Quick and Dangerous High

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), states that Crack Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. Although health care providers can use it for valid medical purposes, such as local anesthesia for some surgeries, recreational cocaine use is illegal. As a street drug, cocaine looks like a fine, white, crystal powder. Street dealers often mix it with things like cornstarch, talcum powder, or flour to increase profits.

They may also mix it with other drugs such as the stimulant amphetamine, or synthetic opioids, including fentanyl. Adding synthetic opioids to cocaine is especially risky when people using cocaine don’t realize it contains this dangerous additive. Increasing numbers of overdose deaths among cocaine users might be related to this tampered cocaine.

How Long Does a Crack Cocaine High Last?

More About Getting High on Crack Cocaine

When you start feeling the effects and how long you feel them for crack cocaine varies and depends solely on how the drug is ingested.  Let’s take a look at the different ways it’s ingested and how long the high lasts.

  • Injecting Crack Cocaine – the onset of injecting cocaine is 10 to 15 seconds and the high lasts from 5 to 15 minutes.
  • Snorting Crack Cocaine – the onset of snorting cocaine is 1 to 3 minutes and the high lasts from 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Gumming Crack Cocaine – gumming cocaine is eating it or rubbing it on your gums. The onset of gumming cocaine is 1 to 3 minutes and the high lasts for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Smoking Crack Cocaine – the onset of smoking crack cocaine is 10 to 15 seconds and the high lasts for 5 to 15 minutes.

The methods that get cocaine into your system or bloodstream faster allow the drug to wear off faster. The high and euphoria that comes from smoking crack cocaine are very hard and very fast, making it one of the most psychologically addicting drugs. Once the high wears off, the drug leaves you craving more and more of it. A lot of times you will hear people say that they continue to smoke crack cocaine, trying to achieve that initial high and euphoria that they got when they took that first hit, and they are never able to obtain it.

Get the Help You Need

Our cocaine detox center in West Palm Beach, Florida embraces the updated mindset that treats addiction as a disease of the brain. People who are addicted to cocaine require empathy and respect. There is not one addict who can say they intended to become addicted to cocaine or other drugs. Addiction happens over time and after the drug has altered the normal functioning of the brain. Cocaine addicts are often the first to admit they need help. We have successfully been helping cocaine addicts detox off cocaine and methamphetamine, helping countless individuals achieve long-term recovery.

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