It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Addiction & Recovery Message Board

  • Signs of Crack Use???



  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 09-05-2006, 10:48 AM   #1
    AliR
    Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Apr 2004
    Location: Ontario, Canada
    Posts: 70
    AliR HB User
    Signs of Crack Use???

    My boyfriend used to smoke crack up to about a year ago. I didn't know him then and only met him months after he had stopped. He made the decison to stop on his own because of the effects it was having on his life. He is also an alcoholic who is doing fairly well with staying away from the booze. However, my bf has started acting very differently the last couple of weeks. Lots of evasiveness, unexplained (or lied about) absences, very irritable and very tired. He can't be drinking because he has an ignition interlock on his vehicle from a past impaired driving charge but I am wondering if he could be using again. I have asked him outright and he has denied but I still have my suspicions. What types of signs could I be looking for if he is using? And how can I best support him if he is? I do not want to be co-dependent and have absolutely no experience with any drug use at all, so am not sure whether I could be totally over-reacting because I am not sure how he would act if he was on crack...would I...or how would I know? Thanks in advance.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 09-05-2006, 01:19 PM   #2
    kim4074
    Inactive
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Dec 2005
    Location: New York
    Posts: 914
    kim4074 HB User
    Re: Signs of Crack Use???

    I'm not really an expert on this but I know my ex was a crack addict and I hated it. Missing money nothing to show for it, irritable when questioned about it, weight loss, I noticed irritability, hanging out with different people, disappearing acts. Very manipulating. Good luck

     
    Old 09-05-2006, 01:24 PM   #3
    mpvt
    Inactive
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Oct 2005
    Posts: 467
    mpvt HB User
    Re: Signs of Crack Use???

    Sounds to me like he has symptoms of using.When you notice changes like this then something is happening and considering his past you would have to assume the obvious.Just let him know your there if he needs to talk.You should also prepare for the worst as relapses tend to be bad,most addicts tend to use more of their drug of choice then before they quit which can lead to overdose...Good luck...Dave

     
    Old 09-05-2006, 02:05 PM   #4
    whoevea
    Inactive
    (female)
     
    Join Date: May 2006
    Location: ny
    Posts: 247
    whoevea HB User
    Re: Signs of Crack Use???

    Money missing
    out all night or out for days
    stealing money or taking things around the house so he could sell them
    you say hes irritable and that could be a sign.
    very moody and doesnt wanna be bothered

    check to see how much money he has and how much he has left OR if he has any at all..

    good luck

    Last edited by whoevea; 09-05-2006 at 02:06 PM.

     
    Old 09-05-2006, 03:13 PM   #5
    AliR
    Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Apr 2004
    Location: Ontario, Canada
    Posts: 70
    AliR HB User
    Re: Signs of Crack Use???

    Only once was he missing all night...the other time he was MIA for about 2hours. He had an explanation...although fishy for both.

    Money I wont know about cuz we don't live together. What about physical signs?

    Thanks

     
    Old 09-05-2006, 06:59 PM   #6
    whoevea
    Inactive
    (female)
     
    Join Date: May 2006
    Location: ny
    Posts: 247
    whoevea HB User
    Re: Signs of Crack Use???

    Crack addicts have many tell tale signs of their addiction. A few physical signs of crack addiction include dilated pupils, sweating, weight loss, irregular heartbeat, frequent upper respiratory infections, fits of coughing, coughing up black mucous, muscle tremors, severe headaches and a decline in personal appearance. Additionally, a few emotional signs of crack addiction include dramatic mood changes, and insomnia followed by exhaustion, loss of interest in friends, loss of interest in food, sex, or other pleasures, hearing voices and hallucinations.
    are you sure hes not drinking again?

     
    Old 09-05-2006, 07:34 PM   #7
    flintrock
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jun 2004
    Location: arkansas
    Posts: 1,592
    flintrock HB Userflintrock HB Userflintrock HB Userflintrock HB Userflintrock HB Userflintrock HB Userflintrock HB User
    Re: Signs of Crack Use???

    I recommend a drug test. If he absolutely says no...then you'll know....the only to know for sure. You can get one at any drug store....
    __________________
    Flintrock mom

     
    Old 09-07-2006, 06:39 AM   #8
    Crackedegg
    Newbie
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Sep 2006
    Posts: 7
    Crackedegg HB User
    Re: Signs of Crack Use???

    Signs of abuse of crack:

    1. Irritability
    2. Severe anxiety(the longer they have been off the worse it gets to the point that he would not be able to hide it.
    3. With above severe paranoia
    4. Weight loss
    5. Staying up all night and at times seeming to need no sleep
    6. Picking at skin, although not as bad as with crystal meth.
    7. Seeming never ending sickness of one kind or another
    8. Hitting. Especially spousal or girl friends. If he lays a hand on you leave and never come back. You never come back from that. Especially when confronted about using drugs.
    9. Complete inability to have fun at anything
    10. Complete and total lack of grooming. It slowly comes on to the point where they just dont shower, shave, get hair cuts, etc.


    Now the very very easy signs:

    1. Look at his hands especially his fingertips they will become brown, actually burnt. This will come it is on all crack users after time. He will not be able to hide this. He will try to hide his hands. Ask to see them and see what his reaction is.
    2. Burnt or browned area on lips.
    3. White or very dark brown film on toungue

    Crackedegg

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Tea to help crack addict ? jponline Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 17 10-21-2010 10:44 PM
    Back Pain and Need to Crack BackCracker Back Problems 0 09-01-2009 07:49 PM
    crack and my brother-in-law fortasiastar Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 4 11-18-2007 09:28 AM
    my husbands 10 year crack addiction mslong35 Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 13 10-22-2006 01:19 PM
    SusanGene - My Story of Crack Addiction Arememom Addiction & Recovery 8 11-16-2005 08:27 AM
    Any Crack Addicts Out There Like Me? Arememom Addiction & Recovery 87 11-04-2005 05:05 AM
    Signs of crack addiction? marketingGal Addiction & Recovery 11 01-31-2005 12:43 PM
    Please reply..husband on crack, desperate for advice..!! jmarlar Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 6 07-16-2002 08:17 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is On
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:17 AM.





    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!