The signs and symptoms of crack addiction include:
- Tolerance – users need greater and greater doses of crack to get the same high, leading to an increased risk of overdose
- Changes in mood – users may become euphoric and irritable, or depressed and anxious
- Negative changes in physical health – users may experience insomnia, an increase in heart rate, liver damage, or respiratory problems
Recognizing the addictive qualities of crack can be one step toward overcoming addiction.