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Cocaine Kid
Crack Cocaine
Citation:   J. Cannon. "Cocaine Kid: An Experience with Crack Cocaine (exp1805)". Jun 14, 2000.

  insufflated Cocaine (powder / crystals)
    smoked Crack (freebase)
My drug history started like most kids, pot followed by the occasional trip on shrooms or acid. But, at some point, I stopped being like all of those other kids. Whatever the reason, I was unable to stop my experimentation with drugs, and eventually ended up addicted to cocaine.

After being kicked out of two treatments, enduring severe septum damage, and various other problems- I decided that powder cocaine was just not the best way to get high anymore. So, I smoked crack. The first time I smoked crack, I knew it was too good to be true. No longer did I have to worry about bloody noses, painfully numb teeth, or constant congestion- alas I had found my savior. Or, so I thought.

My very first hit of crack led to a period of addiction in which I lost nearly everything- including my life. Following a failed suicide attempt, I sank even further into a cycle of addiction. I began pawning my possesssions, and my family valuables. I started spending my days in roach infested crack houses, not knowing when the cops would end my 'party.'

Eventually, after I had nothing left to sell but my own body- I began prostituting myself to my dealer. Not long after that, he was arrested with over 16 kilos. I would have been in the car that day, and sometimes I think I should have been. For some reason, though, I am free today. Free from the confines of an enslaving, deceptive, and deadly addiction, that is.

Though I relapsed on crack as recent as ten days ago, I am finally beginning to accept, and move beyond the drug lifestyle which killed me in every way but the physical form. Though my experience has been excruciatingly painful to endure, I have learned a tremendous amount as a result. I wish I had listened to all the people who tried to tell me about the dangers of drugs, but I wanted to be 'cool.' Drugs may make you feel 'cool' for a short time, but eventually you become 'uncool' as a result.

As a caucasian girl of 18 years old, and an 'A' student throughout school, I never anticipated myself to be a 'crack whore.' It happened to me, though, just as it could happen to any other person who sucumbs to the temptations of drugs. Call me a crackhead if you like, but listen to my message. Far too many of us have learned about the drugs the hard way, please don't make the same mistake I did.

Exp Year: ExpID: 1805
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Jun 14, 2000Views: 14,099
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