The 411 on Crack Cocaine

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What Is Crack Cocaine?

Crack is the crystal form of cocaine, which is a powder. Crack is heated or smoked and its name comes from the sound that it makes when it’s smoked. It is a highly addictive stimulant and people on it can and will do anything to keep that high. It’s estimated that 14 percent of Americans have tried a form of cocaine in their lifetime.

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