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A place for families, because you don't have to use drugs to be affected by them.
- How do I know if they're using drugs?
- Why do they use drugs/alcohol?
- Is it my fault?
- How can I cope with their behaviour?
- Understanding the stages of addiction and recovery
- Where do I get the help I need?
- Getting support for your loved one
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Get educated on the basics
Crack cocaine is made by mixing cocaine with baking soda to make small rocks. It provides intense but short-lived feelings of euphoria, energy and talkativeness. Sustained use can lead to serious lung problems, dangerously elevated heart rate and overdose.
What else is it called?
Rock, stones, gravel
What does it look like?
Raisin-sized, off-white crystals like small stones
What is its legal status?
How much does it cost?
Around £10 for a 'rock'
What equipment do people use to take it?
Special pipes or improvised ones using plastic bottles, cans or glass tubes. When it is mixed with heroin and injected, this is known as a 'speedball'.
What about dependence/addiction?
Crack is extremely addictive.