During 1990, and following a great number of GHB overdoses, the drug was ordered to be taken off the market in the United States.
Between 1999 and 2006, the number of people who were hospitalized for drug overdoses that were related to prescription medications has increased by over 60%.
Freebasing cocaine mean that cocaine hydrochloride is converted into cocaine sulfate that is "free" of the additives and nearly 100% pure. It is not water soluble and has a low melting point, so it can be smoked.
Crack withdrawal symptoms are often more psychological in nature rather than physical, including intense irritability, fatigue, long but disturbed sleep, and depression.
Any amount of crack use is completely unsafe to take during pregnancy.