Crack cocaine is simply cocaine that has been mixed and cut with baking soda. It then solidifies so that individuals can smoke it in a pipe. The high users get from crack is incredibly powerful, however, also very fleeting. This is why people become addicted to crack so quickly. All it takes is one hit, and your body will be craving the drug.
Crack cocaine alters the brain chemistry of the user. This causes a sense of euphoria, or high. It results in supreme confidence, loss of appetite, heightened alertness, insomnia, rapidly increasing energy, and even potential paranoia.
There are a multitude of different side effects a person experiences when they use crack cocaine, the short terms effects include constricted blood vessels, dilated pupils, increased temperature as well as blood pressure and heart rate. In higher doses bizarre behaviour accompanies the drug abuse and can even lead to violent behaviour.