Why does crack-cocaine make you lose weight?

I know that crack is a drug that makes you lose weight. But, are there are smart people out there who can give me scientific explanations for why exactly this occurs? Is it a direct side effect of the drug? Or is it merely the fact that crack addicts tend not to care about anything besides getting crack and dismiss... show more I know that crack is a drug that makes you lose weight. But, are there are smart people out there who can give me scientific explanations for why exactly this occurs? Is it a direct side effect of the drug? Or is it merely the fact that crack addicts tend not to care about anything besides getting crack and dismiss their need to eat.
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