Health Alcohol and Drugs Crack What is crack?Crack is a smokeable form of cocaine which is much purer than soluble cocaine. It is also much easier for the body to absorb, making its effect stronger. How does crack affect my health?Crack affects users in a similar way to cocaine although the effects are increased significantly. It’s not really a sex drug but if you are using it during sex, much like coke, it tends to make it harder to keep an erection and more difficult to cum. Crack is more addictive than regular cocaine and carries the risk of lung damage because you smoke it. Can I mix crack with alcohol and other drugs?Mixing any two or more drugs together can intensify the effect. Is crack illegal?Yes, crack is a Class A drug and if caught with it on your person, you may be prosecuted. What else is crack known as?Other names for crack include stone, wash, rock, pebbles and freebase. What do I need to know if I am planning to take crack?If you are planning to inject crack, make sure you don’t share needles. Sharing needles with infected users is one of the most efficient way of transmitting HIV and hepatitis C. Like cocaine, it’s also important to keep an eye on the amount you take as you can build up tolerance fast and your body may not be able to cope.