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Crack/Freebase coke

In general

Coke can be snorted (Cocaine Hydrochloride) or smoked (freebase coke). The freebase is derived from the Cocaine Hydrochloride. It is also called pure coke, rock or white. Cocaine is produced by mixing pure coke with water and bicarbonate or ammonia and then boiling it. The effects of smoking cocaine are faster than when you snort it, but it wears off faster too, the sensation is stronger. After 8 seconds it reaches the brain. It is like a flash which takes twenty seconds. Freebase is usually smoked in a glass pipe, but a water pipe or foil can also be used.

Physical effects

High blood pressure, body temperature and heart rate, rapid breathing, feeling wide-awake, energetic, more muscle power, increased stamina and confidence, higher pain threshold, dehydration mucous membranes, laxative, reducing feelings of hunger.

Psychological effects

High level of creativity, decreases anxiety and inhibitions, more self-assured, communicative, carelessness, cheerfulness, alertness, lucidity.

Sex work

Freebase coke enhances mental dependency. Because of the short-lived effect you tend to want to start again. You feel horny, but after ten to twenty minutes you need your next peak. Sex will not attract you much. The effects are short-lived and there is a big contrast between feeling high and the crash period after, when you are feeling run down and low which makes you long for the next flash. Freebase coke is highly addictive and can cause mental, social and financial damage.

Combinations

Mixing alcohol and freebase coke or crack releases a third substance: coca ethylene. This substance has similar effects as coke, but it is more harmful to the liver. This means extra body strain and may be risky. The heart and blood vessels are stressed even stronger. The degradation of toxic substances is delayed as now three toxic substances are to be degraded. The effect of coke is that you do not feel you are drunk or you do not feel it as much. This delusion causes you to drink more with a triple hangover as a result.

The risk of dehydration and hyperthermia increases when coke and ecstasy are mixed. It can cause brain damage, memory and concentration loss and mood changes. The mix increases the strain on the heart and the risk of physical exhaustion. You may suffer a severe hangover and you may feel run down or burnt out. Cocaine may diminish the ecstasy effects of feeling high. The mix of crack and blowing increases the risk of complaints like anxiety and restlessness.

Short-time risks

Exhaustion, fatigue, headaches, decrease of resistance to diseases, risk of overdose.

Long-term risks

Personality changes, aggressive and paranoid behaviour, serious itching/irritation, psychosis, dependency, lung complaints (COPD) and damage of heart and blood vessels. After you stop using crack you may have complaints like feeling down, experiencing fatigue, sleeping disorders, loss of appetite and depressions.

Safe(r) use

  • To remedy negative effects: do not use at all as the dependency of crack is strong.
  • Freebase coke is often mixed with other substances: Lidocaine (narcotic), Phenacetin (anti-inflammatory) or Levamisole (worming drug). Some adulterants (mix substances) are more dangerous than the cocaine itself. You are strongly advised to have your cocaine tested. For a free and anonymous test in your neighbourhood check: drugs-test.nl
  • Users with a heart condition, high blood pressure, diabetes or epilepsy may run extra risks.
  • Clients under the influence of coke tend to want rough sex that is prolonged. At the same time coke dehydrates the mucous membranes in the anus, which increases the risk of small wounds and broken condoms. Change the condom every 15 minutes and use lots of lubricant.
  • Use your own glass pipe and do not share it with others. In this way you prevent infectious diseases from spreading. If you insist on sharing it, use a removable mouthpiece.
  • You will have difficulty eating when taking freebase coke or after. But food will help to remedy some of the negative after effects. Eating well before use builds up some reserve. Eat something easy like bananas, smoothies or liquid-based breakfast and you will feel better afterwards.
  • Afterwards build up your reserves with healthy food. High protein food, lots of vegetables and fruit will help recovering quickly and in the long run it will limit the damage done.
  • Use a freebase pipe with a long stem. In this way the inhaled smoke is less hot and will less affect the lungs.
  • In stead of cigarette ash in your pipe head, use a number of metal sieves to put the freebase on, to prevent inhaling ash.
  • Your body must recover, so eat well, eat varied food and take a good rest.
  • Freebase coke can have an aphrodisiac effect and decreases inhibitions, so it may cause you to push your limits. Use safe sex methods to prevent HIV and STDs like condoms and sufficient lubricant.

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"Before I start working and using I always eat something. That way I have more energy and I can my focus."