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What does Crack Smell Like?

I am pretty sure my boyfriend has smoked it in our house. In my upstairs bathroom to be exact. When he does the whole upstairs has this discusting, toxic like smell. Sorta like burning plastic with urine and a hit of ****. Not to mention that the whole upstairs smells like it and I feel sick to my stomach after going into the bathroom when it smells like that. I ask him and he says he doesnt smell it, that its nothing. Im smelling stuff. My concern is not only that hes doing it in my house but my son has asthma. He has weezed when he comes upstairs to that smell. Its only happend twice and the first time I didnt know what I was smelling. (everything I knew about drugs was from watching TV) After he came home last time, I smelled it on his breath and off his skin. Told him to shower and then the upstairs smelled like it. Im not crazy right. Is that what it smells like?

Posted: 02/28/2011 12:05 PM

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It is disgusting smelling, ransit smelling (don't know how to spell it).  When you kiss them, your lips burn and it tastes like your lips are numb.  Almost like tin foil.  I was in a house for many years with a crack addict and you end up thinking that you are high all the time.  When I moved out I actually thought I was going through withdrawls.  It was horrible.  Please remove your child.  My husband blamed it on a friend and said they were smoking a cigarette everytime I came home.  He always had the bathroom fan going.  Then he decided he was going to be smarter then me and started to inject it.  My husband died one month today.  Hugs to you and remember to take care of yourself and your child.  Brenda 

Posted: 02/28/2011 1:11 PM

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Hi Chucky, yes crack has a very distinctive smell. It has a very toxic odour. Kind of like plastic that is burning. If you are smelling that on his clothes and breath, then he is probably smoking it and smoking it in your home. Many addicts will go in the bathroom and smoke as that is considerd a private place. In fact, I knew a guy who would come home after work and shower and smoke it almost every night in the shower. Trust that gut feeling. Good luck,

Posted: 02/28/2011 1:28 PM

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Hi Chucky,

You do not have to endure this. It's your house, your rules. Flex your muscles, girl!  Nobody has enough love to come between an addict and his drug.

All the best,

Tangled

Posted: 02/28/2011 2:59 PM

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Well said Tangled.  I will get better at saying things like that.  Chucky, Tangled is so right, his friends and his love for his drug is way more important then you and your son.  Tell him to leave and don't be like me and leave the home and then allow him and his habit take over.  You are better than that and remember the serenity prayer.  You can't change anyone, just have the courage to change the things that you can.  Love Brenda

Posted: 02/28/2011 3:16 PM

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Thanks ladies. I know I need to get tough and send him to the curb. Just sucks that the right things are so hard to do!

So its common for them to say "come home from a party" and take a shower? He does it all the time. I thought it was to get rid of the smell. He would wash his clothes too. But Hes smoking it in my bathroom.

I almost want to take the bathroom doors off! Not like he or my son use them, unless hes smoking in there or Im raving mad and want to have my annual scream at the shower head!

Posted: 02/28/2011 3:23 PM

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You are definately smelling crack. Where is he getting money for that? Your things may start turning up missing, and being pawned for drug money. Take a look around. Anything missing yet? Just your money that he is sucking out of you like a leech so far? It only gets worse.

Posted: 02/28/2011 3:41 PM

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Yes, the bathroom can hold many surprises.  Thats the first place we started to find evidence, not the last.  Hope you make good decisions....they are yours to make. 

Posted: 03/01/2011 1:52 PM

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Sadly, I too have been dealing with this recently and I know how you can be torn, but you have to find a way to be okay with removing yourself and your child from that volatile situation.  My ex-fiance just went to detox-rehab on 4/9 and I'm just now getting the chance to process how this has taken a toll on me. We've been together for 6 years and he has lied and kept this secret from me the whole time.  I never knew he had a history with drugs until he told me that he was being followed by spies who were using fancy devices to project random images in and around the house.  He believed these people were implanting parasites in his skin, so he plucked bald spots in his head and sealed them with nail polish to prevent the implantation.  Clearly delusional.  It was after that that things started to make sense- the missing spoons, crappy mood swings, the all nighters, etc...  His whole family knew about his hostory with drugs and none of them thought it was any of my business.  They were gonna let me marry him knowing full well I didn't know.  I'm just venting..

Posted: 04/12/2011 12:34 PM

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omg im goin thru the same thing my boyfriends mom is a big crack head and everytime she is messd up he seems messed up and he will go to the bathroom constantly n come out a totally dif person and it always smells lk burning condoms!!

Posted: 08/11/2011 8:53 PM

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 I found this site as I was trying to determine if the smell coming from my neighbor's apartment is crack.  But I was very touched by your situation.  MY thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted: 01/20/2012 8:06 PM

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 I found this site as I was trying to determine if the smell coming from my neighbor's apartment is crack.  But I was very touched by your situation.  MY thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted: 01/20/2012 8:06 PM

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You've heard the saying:  Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me. 

You have a son with asthma.  This should be an easy choice.  Women don't always do what is best for themselves.  We tend to put our needs last, but that changes when you have a child that is being put at risk by your boyfriend's behavior.  Trust your gut and don't wait for absolute proof.  By then it could be too late. 

Posted: 01/21/2012 7:51 AM

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Crack smells like a sh*tty life. It's more than a smell. It permeates everything in your existence.

Posted: 01/21/2012 2:44 PM

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