Crack detox timeline: How long to detox from crack?

Crack detox is most severe in the first week after last use. But psychological withdrawal symptoms may persist for weeks and even months after cessation. A clear picture of what to expect during crack detox here.

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Are you or a loved one using crack? Do you wonder how to quit? You’re in the right place.

To begin, you’ll need to remove cocaine from your body. But how long does crack detox typically last? What happens during the process? For more info on the duration and timeline of crack rehab and detox, what is the best crack cocaine addiction treatment program for you, and what you can expect in our A-Z guide about Crack Addiction Treatment Programs and Help.

At the end, we invite your questions and comments about treatments for crack detox. We try to respond to all legitimate questions with a personal and prompt reply.

Crack detox duration and length

The duration of time it takes to withdraw from crack and the intensity of symptoms varies from person to person. Generally, the first withdrawal symptoms appear within couple of hours after the last dose and persist for few days, peaking about 72 hours after last dose. Following the first week or two after stopping, the brain struggles to regain normalcy and produces intense cravings. And it is common for protracted – or post-acute – withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) to persist for months after initial detox.

The total time you spend during acute crack detox will depend on a number of factors including:

  • amount of use
  • duration (over time) of use
  • frequency of use
  • level of cocaine dependency
  • your general health

Another determining factor is how psychologically ready you are to quit using. The first few weeks of crack detox ar, perhaps, the most critical point for slipping into relapse due to intense cravings. However, while detoxing is not easy, it is a necessary part of the whole recovery process. Remember, detox is only a beginning and will not resolve an addiction to crack; psychological and behavioral treatments are necessary.

Crack detox timeline and schedule

Once a person stops using crack there are predictable patterns that characterize the post-cessation period:

0-72 hours

The period between the first hours to 3-4 days after the last dose is known as the “crash” period and is characterized by the presence of symptoms such as anxiety, fatigue, sleepiness and intense cravings. The individual may also feel depressed and have suicidal thoughts, so being surrounded by medical professionals and/or close friends and family is highly recommended.

Weeks 1-2

Compulsive behavior persists in the first two weeks after cessation, but decreases as days pass by. During this period, the brain is struggling to adjust to the absence of cocaine and severe cravings can be triggered by thoughts, behaviors, or even smells. Individuals may manifest hostile and impulsive behavior and feel irritated and moody. They could also have trouble concentrating, increased appetite and experience vivid dreams.

Weeks 3-4

This phase is known as the honeymoon phase. Cocaine cravings gradually reduce and mood improves. Individuals feel energetic, confident and full of optimism. They want to go back to normal life feeling as if they have kicked the habit. However, it has been estimated that two-thirds of relapse in drug abuse cases takes place within 3 months post-treatment. Further, the treatment of protracted withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) should not be disregarded as this is another critical point when relapse is very likely to occur. For these reasons, ongoing psychological treatment is imperative after acute detox occurs.

How long to detox from crack?

It can take months to fully detox from crack and manage cravings for cocaine. How long crack withdrawal can last is highly individual. Crack damages brain functions and it may take three to six months after acute detox is finished for the brain to restore normal functioning. The symptoms that occur in the phase are known as Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) and in most cases these decrease over time. The most common symptoms of PAWS usually include:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • insomnia

Further, it is important to understand that each person’s detox will be different. The duration of crack detox will depend a great deal on the level of a dependency and a person’s individual needs. While the physical withdrawal symptoms from crack detox are most severe within the first week after the last use and reduce with each passing day, the psychological withdrawal symptoms may persist for weeks and even months after cessation.

Crack detox scheduling questions

Still have questions about crack detox or scheduling? Feel free to share your questions in the comments section below. We will try to get back to you with a personalized and prompt reply.

Reference Sources: NCBI: Cocaine and Psychiatric Symptoms
NIDA: Monographs Cocaine Treatment: Research and Clinical Perspectives
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VRIS: Substance Use Disorders
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.


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  1. I’m working with someone that says he’s on crack, i don’t know what to do. I’m a nice person and will always help people but this guy is on a constant hypo and has mood swings, he’s always boring money. Now i’m quite medically wise and can see the boy is really working hard “to get hes next fix” and he’s stooping to one side, he’s going to have a heart attack “worried”. The only way i can deal with this is stay far away and don’t give my contact number and wait for the worst to happen. The UK is a joke they preach about PC politics and yet the very fabric of our country is a drug ridden shit whole, what a nation of failure and hypocrisy.

  2. I smoked crack on the Dec30 for New Year I have a UA on the seventh of January I rarely even do it.Well I pass the test

  3. I am 21 days into my journey of no crack! I feel pretty good now but why don’t I sleep very well? It’s so frustrating I thought I would be able to sleep okay by now but I can’t and when I do eventually go to sleep I’m up every few hours! Is this normal I have been on drugs for 5 years . Thanks

  4. I’ve been struggling with a crack addiction for 20 years. I’ve stopped for 2 to 3 years at a time but something always brought me back to it. Whether it was my circumstances or I just thought I could get high once and not touch it again. I found that to be so untrue because you can’t just use a little it doesn’t work that way. I’ve been to outpatient and found it didn’t help because I don’t like group. I have now been clean for two weeks and I’m seriously trying to stay on the right path. I pray a lot and I’m trying to keep busy was different projects around my apartment, I’m on SSI and not having anything to do with your self only leads to trouble. I found if I have money I will spend it on crack instead of paying bills sometimes. That’s an awful addiction and it’s not fun but very expensive and one that is hard to stop. Heroin isn’t the only thing that is hard to quit. Crack has ruined my life and relationships for the last 20 years excluding 5 years when I was clean and in a happy relationship with a good job. I guess you have to want to quit that much in order to do it.

  5. I’m a recovering crack addict and I’ve been clean for one . I do feel better and some what becoming partially hole again but mentally I’m still recovering.. So my question is if a person already had a mental disorder before he or she started the use of any illegal drugs than later in life started to use crack . how long do it take the mental health to come back ??????

  6. I have a problem I started using crack cocaine in the month of March and I have continued all the way until June 17 I have a little baby girl and I was doing good raising her with my husband but not too long ago CPS removed my little baby from my home on a Sunday and they gave her back to me on a Monday but they came back out to my house on father’s day because my levels were very high they were 360 and they took my daughter away and when I lost her that day I went and used again but I need help this is not the life that I want to live and I have court on the 28th and I want to get my baby back in my life but I think the only way that the judge is going to give her back to me is if I get some help I live in luling tx I have a car but it gets to hot to drive I need an impatient rehab facility so that way the judge can see that I am trying to turn my life around for my little baby I feel so empty and alone right now and I really do want to quit for her sake so I’m open for suggestions I really do want to go to a rehab facility but I don’t want to miss my court date either and I don’t want to use anymore my little baby is all I have left in my life I lost four other kids because of my old ways and I don’t want to lose my last little baby please somebody help me

    1. Hi Danielle. Call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant.

  7. My husband and I have been together for 9 years now, and he has smoked the entire time. He spent $400 one time but it’s mainly been $80 or less but frequent (i’d say daily). He lies and has never held a job longer than 3 months. He has a bachelors degree but you wouldn’t know it because he simply can’t get himself together. I love him and it would obviously take a lot for me to leave him so that will never happen. I’ve never known him sober, but when we met he had a job and life seemed normal. It has taken its toll on me because I have to guard our finances. I hate not being able to trust him. He just got a job he loves and to go to rehab would mean he would lose his job. He is ready to quit and has been for awhile. For those who have never been through this yourselves or had loved ones going through this, it’s hard to understand how it can’t be just stopped. And the loved one of the user suffers just as much. I’ll call the hotline for help. Reading these comments, especially the ones by the loved ones of users, I feel your pain. Keep strong

  8. Hi I have been a user of crack for 15 years now and I have lost so much to my addiction I have been married for22years to my rock and my soulmate !!! But my wife is all so an addicte so not a good sichuation for us but now my wife at the moment is serving a prison sentence at this minute and its braking my hart as we have hardly spent one single night apart from one another in the last 22 years of our marriage but now my wife’s in prison she has stoped using the druggs and she is now on a script which is amazing im so proud of her as every one knows thers more druggs inside than there’s on the out but shes staying so strong she has got the determination and will power to see it through now me thats a different chestnut non whats so ever but I am scared for when she’s back home that I will make her use again I could not live with my self if I was to do that so I have got my self on a script since last Friday the dark has never been my drugg of choice but the crack its got me like I dont no who im becoming I really do want to stop so very very much but I carnt I no you are all sitting there thinking you can if you want it bad enough well belive me no disrespect to anyone but belive me thers nothing more I want in my life to have a life back for me the wife and our six gorgeous children !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I have treid more than bertie bassist him self thats right all sorts please can some one help me to get my life back once and for all thank you c.u

  9. what happen. The shit is stuck. Don’t worry! We have all been there. Sitting waiting and nothing is happening. The pain of the unknown. When the shit will happen. Wait no more. Help is on the way . Pick up the phone. Call that number.

  10. Are we past cause? Just like so many of you I have smoked crack on and off for a few years. I’m 20 days clean (I know, that’s nothing I’m still worthless) and starting to crave so I came to this website and I was hoping to see tons of posts saying I kicked the habit years ago and have never looked back. Instead I always see the same thing,people saying I quit then relapsed after x amount of time. It seems like there are a lot more relapse stories than success stories. Starting to feel like this is hopeless

  11. I am 6 weeks clean now did it alone my dad gave me a safe place now I’m going to my doctors for depression an aniexty. I used for about 4 months it took so much from me now I’m fighting to get me back

  12. My husband left the home when he was caught lying about his whereabouts. When i discovered all the money he was gone through and a paper trail that spoke for its self i knew what he was up to. He uses crack cocaine and has been gone for 7 weeks now. When i asked him to just come home he is unsure of coming home to our 35 year marriage. He knows i know but he won’t talk about it. I just don’t know how to treat this with him.

  13. I have Medicare Viva Medicare Extra Value I’m trying to find out patient services or meetings I live in Alabama and didn’t know where y’all were located or if you had any suggestions where I might could go thank you

    1. Hi Lori. Call the Cocaine Helpline listed here on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.

  14. Hi ive been living by myself and i started to take crack in one day and spent £500 on it. I havent smoked it again since in the past 6 months now but i dont even want to leave my house. Can i get help i dont even think my brain is working anymore.

  15. How long will it take to be totally clean in a drug test I’ve been a heavy user and I have almost stopped completely but need to be clean by Oct

  16. I went on a crack binge from September 1 till the night of September the fourth it’s 8 days later and I had a drug urine today do u think I will pass I don’t do crack everyday

  17. Hello,can u help me?ive been using crack for about seven years now and I’ve it a all time low,I’ve lost my family my home and have no one that physically bothers with me bar the “drug crowd”,I have no elders to go to for help and support and love,I tried to kill myself in May after not wanting to be alive anymore,I’m now waiting on seeing a a doctor after being sectioned for a couple of days,I see a weekly cpn at home but can’t shake the urge to take it and blot out all my pain and loss and feelings of self worthless,I only see my cpn/main doctor for my medz/and sick note but bar that I don’t see or speak to another human being for weeks on end,I truly hate being alive,I can’t see my daughter as I have nothing inside to give her,not money but love cause I don’t love myself or my life and to change it it seem so hard with nothing and no one around me,I feel so alone and to block the loneliness I take more crack,I know at this rate of not eating and taking this drug I’m gonna die,please can u help me,please!

    1. Hi Pedro. Call the Cocaine Helpline listed here on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.

  18. I’ve been using cocain since 1992 off and on I’ve done many of treatments completed the programs each during the time the longest I’ve been clean was 2yyrs that’s only bc I was in jail I lost my kids I’m 46 yrs and need to stop for myself as well for my grandkids tell me how I can do it from home

    1. Hi Tanya. Call the Cocaine Helpline listed here on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program.

  19. What test do they use. Other than urine blood an hair to detect crack in your system an can u pass a drug test after 5 days. Of not using

    1. Hi Jessica. Call the Cocaine Helpline listed here on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program for your husband.

  20. It’s been 3 years, maybe twice a week. I haven’t used since Thursday. But emotionally, I’m a wreck. Is there anything that will help?

  21. Are you quick okay two days ago and it was £20 I spent I have a hair test coming up with Show in my hair because I have shaved my hair off for the show on the new hair

  22. Been on coke for a while now and i must admit i like it, but i spend 1000 pounds on it a month i do want to stop. it, Just had a big line of pure coke, what a rush, the coke was tested for purity and it was 82 percent witch is really strong a gram can last me a full day and i still feel the effects the night i recently have been taking v and benzodiazpams witch i am now addicted to now, Its a horrible withdralls with vs, a feel like killing my self when i run out of them, they are so much weaker than vs, coming of v is a walk in the park to to benzos 2mg i just stocked up on them about 139 left but i find it really hard to taper my self off them, i really need gods help please pray for me as i trust in the power or Jesus but my life is a mess and i cant know my self eny more, its like i need drugs to feel normal. plus am on 55mls of methadone and 15 mg of v a day aswell. i take the methadone just to feel normal a really hate the stuff. Thats 15 years a have abused my boady for. time for a change Help me sweet Jesus. Amen

  23. My husband had been clean for approx. 2 and a half years. We are both disabled and vets so I am with him all the time. Last week I went on a trip overseas. My husband was suppose to be driving to his home town after dropping me off at the airport. He came up missing the first day! He says that he went to his hometown and went driving around to get some. He says he only used that one day. I had to cut my trip short because of this and I returned home. He picked me up at the airport and he is acting as if nothing happened and that he is okay. I know he needs to detox and I need to know what I can do to help. I am trying to get us a trip away for at least 7 days before the cravings really hit. I need help and information on what I can do because of course he thinks he is ok and can handle this and will not seek medical attention.

    1. Hi Sad and disappointing. Call the Cocaine Helpline listed here on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7.

  24. My boyfriend was clean from crack for 2 months. He got out smoked crack for s couple of hours and stopped. He hasn’t had crack for A day and a half . Could he pass a drug test today?

  25. where to start. in short – From being a heavy user and supplier of cocaine i was introduced to making crack. Thinking it would never get me hooked and knowing addicts and losing good friends to addiction needless to say now 3 years of doing up to 7 grams of crack a day and losing nearly all my closest friends, belongings, job and access to my kids nearly getting shot and forty grand in debt i am now 5 months into being clean. It was more of a spiritual thing for me doing crack i can see why the Egyptians did it. seriously tripped off the stuff being stuck in a circle of any excuse to have a fat pipe and avoid the way of life i felt so alien from, if my mission was to be a social outcast then i succeeded in great fashion. I never stole off anyone but know better than most why in your head you can find a reason to make any action regardless of consequence ok providing there is a pipe at the end of it. My advice to get off it is first to tell those you have left around you or care for your well being everything about what is going on and ask for their help and understanding of the battle you are about to embark on. Dont expect everyone to raise the flags and blow the horns for you but at least you have put your cards on the table. second thing delete all the numbers- contacts dealers off your phone cut off any ties with fellow addicts this is your mission and can only be done by you and you alone and if you dont do this then you are wasting your time. third thing you cant take something out of your life without putting something in its place. old hobbies even eating going on walks, drawing painting anything you have always wanted to try or do this is one of the most important things in beating your addiction just dont put alcohol or weed etc in its place as your trading one addiction for another. fourth thing is new friends, get out there get some new friends start integrating back into society dont tell them about the mission you are on tell them about the future you are looking towards and see the results. first 4 days are the hardest have plenty of food make sure everyone around you knows your on detox your going to be short and climbing the walls. tbh give them your phone and debit cards plan for these days no family birthdays etc things that are going to make you think f..k it. plan your detox think about making the first week as stress free as possible. Good luck on your detox treat it as a well executed magic trick and not as fictional page to a story of a lonely crack head. peace out x

  26. I cant remember how long years I guess ..more than 5years I want to quit my teeth are rottin I used to panhandle mony daily I have stopped panhandling but id steal money off my girlfriend before I started to panhandle I have no job she has been very dumb over the years she still doesnt know but has lately been considering I do drugs I cleaned out her account then she borrowed monwy from her mother and I took alot of that too it was for food I just tonight stole forty bucks I know shell find out I hate it when she gets mad at me I need iwant to quit im totally in love with it though tried quitting3times bout last half year nobody knows my secret id like to keep it that way im ashamed already I feel as I should tell her but I cant go for detox I cant go see a doctor I need help badly I will return to crack if I get a job I relapse all the time money gets thin all the time to due to my addiction bit theres no where to turn got any advise ??I do not believe in god so please no prayers I need hope please I need help I foynd myexgirlfriend on facebook now im askin her for money and cheatin on my girlfriend all because crack I love my ex but I slept with her shes changed I dont know what to do I didnt want to hurt anyone …so I guess im a bit suicidal thinking ho the world would be better without myself I need friends I cant tell anyone my secret..I just dont know how to cope with withdrawal plus I read its better to have help from a professional

    1. Hi Mazes. Honesty is a foundation of a healthy relationship. I suggest that you tell your girlfriend about your crack addiction. She has the right to know what happens with her loved one. Then, call the Cocaine Helpline on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about crack/cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a crack/cocaine recovery program.

  27. Hi im not a addict i just wont some help for my son who i know is on crack but he says hes not i have found crack pipes wot he uses .i dont know how to approach this situation as i have tried and i got so mad and upset that i started to get upset .i just need some sort of help i dont wont him on this stuff he as had cannibas as well and keteman mcat i dont wont this to get to herion .can i get him into a rehab place i need him away from me while he his doing this as i carnt cope no more with it iv had it 15 yrs plus he had a stint in prison for street robbery 4yr ago threw his habit and he also is pinching for his habit know hope i can get some feed back from this he his breaking me x

    1. Hi Sam. You may look into the CRAFT model for families and interventions. One NGO called Allies in Recovery has some online reading that can help:
      Also, call the Cocaine Helpline on 1-888-497-6879 to get in touch with dependable hotline professionals available 24/7. You will be talking to someone knowledgeable about cocaine abuse, rehab and recovery centers who can help you find a cocaine recovery program for your son.

  28. Hello,
    I’m proud to say that I’m 83 days clean today. 5-4-17. I had finally had enough. I’ve been a addict of some form since I’ve been 15. I’m 32 now. I’ve never before had the will power to quit but I did it. I quit cigarette smoking, weed, alcohol, crack, cocaine, and occasionally pills all cold turkey. I was a master a decet. I managed to get married have children and finish college without anyone ever really knowing how bad off I was. It was hard I was dying inside. But now I’ve never felt better. Some days are so hard I get angry so easily I get sad but I also have great days I’m changing my past by rewriting my future. Life is good. For anyone that is struggling remember god provides.

    1. Hi Scott. Congratulation on your sobriety! Hope others will find your message inspiring… Stay strong!

  29. I was clean for one year then my friend who relapsed 2 months before then tempts me to do crack. I suffer from bipolar depression and I was really depressed at the time and I used at the end of March. As like Tami below in her comments I went overboard and spent on myself and others, $2300.00 to the end of April. I have been in support groups over ten years and they don’t help me quit. I quit for a year because it was killing me and my mom. No 12 steps worked ever. I am Polly addicted. I use to cover my depression. I either overeat, gamble, drink, watch porn, or do drugs. I live with my mom and I almost grinded her to death yesterday pleading with her to give me money. I have to quit or my poor mom will have a heart attack and die. I have been to one and one counselling before for depression and that didn’t help. When I get my cheque it’s like I am a different person. I live in Winnipeg, Canada. Any suggestions would help. Thank you for the excellent articles which were written.

  30. speaking from personal experience; 15 years on/off iv use of heroin and cocaine. methadone has helped me greatly in stopping opiates, but at first after i started at the clinic i was still craving cocaine. i started using NAC, over the counter supplement, legal, safe, and VERY EFFECTIVE in decreasing cocaine cravings. noticed progress after one week

  31. I have been using crack for the last 8 months or so. To an amount of 4 rocks a day. I have finally quit it about a week ago as I started looking fomented. Lost a lot of weight n was doing very bad in business. Now my stools are green and I keep coughing and have a lot of green black yellow stuff coming out. I need advice If I can clean my lungs somehow and also my internal organs that would have been exposed to the drug. Pls help

    1. Hi Shannon. Bath can help you with the physical withdrawal symptoms from crack. I suggest to consider therapy sessions and group meeting to give you support in order to manage with the cravings.

  32. Im 4 months off crack since my last relapse in October and depression and fatigue the feeling of being mentally retarded is at an all time high. Crack addiction is weird and their are stages to getting clean the symptoms seem to come in waves. I just hope things will be normal again. I try to stay as healthy and hydrated as possible but im always reminded of crack. The demons don’t leave but I’ll never go back. One thing I’ll add is the addiction is 3x worse once you quit crack then pick it back up again even once. I’ve relapsed 2 times after smoking everyday for a couple months. I started by thinking if I smoke it every once in a while I could get away with it. Fuck that! Go get into healthy mind body and spirit before you crush it all with crack.

  33. My name is cartons and I want to stop doing crack but it’s so hard when you have a mother who puts you down it’s like I can never do nothing right in her eyes and the only time I get I love from her is when I’m paying for my car and rent them there my brother who she worship so dearly cause he’s in church I did prison time cause I took someone’s case I really think of I wasn’t started on this drug by my dad I really would have been ok now it’s messing with my life I have two beautiful boys and my fiance that I have to think about now so please help me I’m not doing it for them but mainly me

  34. Friday my bestfriend relapseded. She claims she spent $50 worth of coke however I think it may have been cooked. I’m a recovering addict and my drug of choice was dope. So I dont know the difference of how long coke or cooked last in drug test. She was interviewed, they want to hire providing a drug screen. She took drug screen monday 2pm…claims her last use was friday evening. Do you think she will be tested positive? She’s really a good person. I love her so much. Would hate to see her loose a good job, from one day mishap. She said she put water in her urine test. Guess that’s suppose to help get negative result. She’s about 225-240pds I believe. She got a big boodie lol I’m asking because if she text positive, I just want to be with her for moral support. I don’t want her to use again. But these are the consequences. Help me, to help her. Thank you

  35. Hi I’m currently in recovery for heroin addiction, I’m going to a methadone clinic and tapering off successfully and haven’t relapsed on heroin. However I’ve experienced a new problem. I’ve been struggling wt cocain and crack use. I’ve talked to the counsellors at the methadone clinic and they are not much help. Basically say we don’t treat cocain addiction maybe you need further level of care. Heroim was the hardest thing to beat and tho I’m still in the process what steps can I take and what holistic medications could help beat this entirely once and for all thanks Budrow

  36. What if you got hook in crack and you didn’t know but found afterwards how you deal with the effects after it come back and hunt you

  37. I need help. I first used when I was 18 only for about 3 months. Then again after around 24 this time for two years plus. I then used sporadically like months between times. Now I’m using every day have been for at least 6 months. I just want to be able to not succumb to the craving. It’s like when everything is going well all I wanna do is use. Until things start going bad. I’m trying really hard but I’m alone. I can’t tell anyone. I don’t have anyone I trust. Help

    1. Hi Moi. I suggest that you call the helpline displayed on the website to speak with a trusted treatment consultant.

  38. Well this is my clip, I have met this guy who I’m truly in love with when I frist met him all was good until I started seeing changes how he dressed and features stated changing, before he move in with me we went to bed one night when I woke up after he lift I couldn’t find my watch, I work away from home and day I went home all my stuff in the house was gone such as shoes and clothes etc all because I turned up unexpectedly that same night he came in behind me took my purse with all my documents and a check god know how he changed it but yes he does, since then I haven’t seen but he texted me 20 days ago saying that he’s sorry for what he did and he needed help and he is gonna go to 8 east 3rd Street in Manhattan I hope he’s there and trying to get the help he needed I heard that he had been going back and forth since over 30 years and kept relapsing it’s really sad to see what people can do to their good self unknowingly so sad

  39. My sister has been clean from crack cocaine about 18 years, and my boyfriend has been cleaned of it for 11 years. One thing I noticed when you have a conversation with them, why do they talk so much at times; I try and get a word in, but they have this habit of cutting me off my speaking at times why?

  40. Im 18 years old and trying to quit this habbet for good ive been smoking for almost 6 months at first it was very bad minimum 500 a night i ended up losing my job as a mechanic for mercedes benz because i would rather get high but then i was able to control it for a while i didnt smoke for weeks but just last night i relapsed and i know if i dont get help soon i will be back in the position i was a few months ago and im really really in neeed of some help im so ashamed to admit the mistakes ive made to my friends yet because im worried about what they will think of me of even if they would still be my friends i dont wanna be addicted to this drug from the gates of hell themself i dont like the feeling and it is a huge waste of money but i just cant get over this alone so if there is anyone out there in the same boat at me plase reply to this i need a support group because im too ashamed to get one from my friends and i know there are others in the same boat

    1. Hi Ty. You may find some support groups other that hold meetings in your area. You also have online options available, which may be more convenient for you. Check the web pages and enter your geographic area of living to see what fits your needs:

      – SMART Recovery® Meetings
      – Secular Organizations for Sobriety Meetings
      – Face-to-Face LifeRing Meetings
      – Online LifeRing Meetings
      – SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services

  41. Hello Addiction blog, I’m trying to go to treatment but I don’t want anybody to know my health insurance is Molina. Do you know if they will accept my insurance at a out of town treatment Center?

    1. Hi Nikki. Call the helpline you see on the site to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant who can help you find a program that fits your needs.

  42. I last use crack cocaine on tuesday 4/12/16 i have a urine drug test on tuesday 4/19-/16. Would ill b clean by them i weight 185 pnds and my height is 5/8. Thank u.

  43. ASAP….. I smoked crack today 3-9-16 about 8 rocks it was no good I have a drug test on the 16th of this Month which is March. How long will it stay in my urine and salvia? In other words should I take the test on the 16th?

  44. I’m paraplegic for my waist down and have a using crack addict thousand hours a day I have stopped today I have surgery coming on the 27th how can i detox completely come back okay before my surgery

  45. I have been doing crack for about two years every day. Approximately 100$ a day habit. That was combined with a heroin habit for the past year and a half. Kicked opiates two months ago. Toughest thing I’ve ever done in my life. I didn’t think crack would be that tough. I was away from it a couple times for two weeks and affected two negatively. I was a rock climber so I’m heade to my brothers in N C For six weeks.

  46. Iam so tired of smoking cracks and spending all my money on it I really need alot of help do you know how I can stop this bad drug b4 it kill me I have a son that really need me please help

    1. Hi, Hiklyn. If you have questions about addiction treatment and your options, immediate assistance is available. Call our free hotline to speak with a trusted treatment provider.

  47. hi my partner suffers from server depression and his medication had just started to eork after 2 week of living hell but we got thru it I noticed that hed stopped taking the pills that the doctor had gave him but he was calm n nice witch isnt him at all then he start have low quite periods n lining about wer he wos n n wer he wos going sad to say I soon discovered he wos smoking crack as heart broken as I am we talked about it n he promised me hed not do it again but that promise as be cum his famous last words hes now usin every day and can easily speend 400 500 pound its the lies n the state of him n amount hes takin daily thats scaring me to death I carnt see an end its snow balling faster and faster iv screamed and shouted iv attacked him av tried everything a just get more broken promises n lies I just don’t know what to do or where to get eny help from its ripped ar world apart wen he sees me crying n pleading with him he says that it no more its you an our family I want help me then two seconds later hes on the phone for 4/5 more stones im not sleeping its affecting me at work and at home iv followed him an smashed his phone and its me that’s like a raving loony and have no one I can ask for help I know that its only going to get worse if eny one can help with eny advice I would be so greatfull x

    1. Hello April. It seems you’re having a hard time with your partner. I hope everything will be fine soon. I’d suggest that he should consider an adequate addiction program. Also, both should think about attending counseling sessions together. Family therapy, especially the CRAFT model for intervention, can help you understand addiction better AND can help get him into treatment (high success rate after several weeks of practice).

  48. My boyfriend has been on crack since the late nineties and he tells me he wants to stop but does nothing to do so. I get frustrated because he spends money on that crap. If I get upset and try to tell why,he says I don’t understand because I’ve never used any drugs or dealt with anyone that had an addiction. He says he just can’t stop after using all those years that he is doing better that he did but if he smokes it 1 time a day I feel he is not trying to give it up. Please give me some advice on how to help him

    1. Hello ML. I apologize you had to wait for a response. I’d suggest an adequate addiction treatment program for him, and then you can both attend counseling sessions, or you can go to therapy to learn ways you can support him through recovery and truly understand the addiction process.

  49. I’ve been clean for 7 years I had a relapse I’ve smoked Crack rock for 3 weeks stright!! I’m done an I’m so ashamed of the amount of money I’ve spent in this time. Over a 1,000. $ maybe $1,500 dollars. I’ve got a urine test coming up in 10 days will I fail it? Today was the last time 3-11-15 my test is 3-23-15 I’m drinking a ton of water I can not fail this test please advise me. I AM DESPERATE I NEED TO KNOW ASAP I’M NEVER EVER SMOKING IT AGAIN. YOU THINK I WILL PASS IT? I’M SO SCARED I WILL FAIL THE TEST. HELP PLEASE

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