There are numerous signs of crack addiction that a person should be aware of. The fact of the matter is that people using crack cocaine do show a pattern of behavior that can be very similar among different people. The reason for this is that people who use cocaine (crack is smokable cocaine) can only go for so long before the symptoms of the addiction start to appear.
Signs of crack use include psychological and phsyical effects that a person should be aware of. The first thing that crack users have in common is that they are perpetually short of cash. Crack is a very expensive habit. Like all cocaine, for a person to truly become addicted they are going to end up spending a lot of money on their habit. Crack addicts therefore are always spending money that they need for basic items on their cocaine.
Because shortness of money is such a common sign of crack addiction you have to be prepared to check over your shoulder. Crack addicts are theives. Now, I do not say that to be insulting but only to make a point. The fact of the matter is that the high from crack cocaine is so powerful that most people will do anything to get more crack. Therefore, it is not an uncommon sign of addiction for the user to steal from his loved ones to support his habit.
Another characteristic of cocaine addicts is that they are always out later than they are expected. If you suspect someone of using cocaine, you should pay particular attention to when they say they will be home and when they actually get home. Because crack cocaine is a stimulant, it causes time to pass very rapidly. The cocaine addict will typically end up being out much later than they have any reason to be. So, if your loved one is coming home after midnight often that is a sign of crack use.
Crack addicts also are always losing weight. Cocaine suppresses the appetite so there is no such thing as a fat crack cocaine addict. People who have become addicted to crack can lose forty or fifty pounds in a couple of months. This is a definite sign of cocaine abuse when a person is rapidly losing weight without exercising a lot.
So, those are some symptoms of crack addiction that you will want to be aware of if you suspect your loved one of using drugs.