The Effects

  • Crack has the same short lived effects as cocaine but much stronger
  • The effects are immediate, peak for about two minutes and last for about 10 minutes
  • Crack makes users feel alive, exhilarated, confident and wide awake.
  • It kills all feelings of pain, tiredness and hunger.

The Risks

  • After 20 minute high a long, low crash often leading to cravings for more.
  • Can give hallucinations, mood swings and paranoia
  • Some people get aggressive or violent
  • The crash makew people feel sick, tired and depressed
  • regular users look excited but nervous
  • Heavy users have trouble sleeping and feel sick quite a lot and may take heroin to dull the cravings, increasing risks
  • Using a lot can bring on a seizure or a fit
  • Smoking crack can cause breathing problems and pains in the chest
  • Smoking anything damages the lungs

The Law

  • Crack is a Class A drug i.e illegal to have, give away or sell
  • Possessing crack can get you up to 7 years in jail
  • Supplying someone else with it can get you life and an unlimited fine

Street Names

  • Rocks
  • Wash
  • Stones
  • Pebbles
  • Base
  • Freebase
  • Curry & Rice (if mixed with heroin – Speed Ball)