PCP

Hallucinogen
Tyler Scarboro
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this is whatPCP looks like.

PCP nicknames are angel dust, KJ, illy or wet

1PCP is a white crystalline powder that is easily soluble in water or alcohol. Therefore it can appear in liquid form. Since PCP can easily be mixed with dyes, it can appear in a variety of colors in powder, tablet and capsule form.

2 PCP can have different effects on different people. The way the drug is taken and the amount used can also change how PCP affects the user. Depending upon the dosage, PCP can have the following effects:

3 Determining exactly how long PCP is detectable in the body depends on many variables, including which kind drug test is being used. PCP - also known as Angel dust, boat, hog, love boat, embalming fluid, killer weed, rocket fuel, supergrass, wack, ozone - can be detected for a shorter time with some tests, but can be "visible" for up to three months in other tests.

4 Hallucinogen

5 PCP is made in a lab

6 Formerly used as a surgical anesthetic, however, there is no current legitimate medical use in humans. Used as a veterinary anesthetic or tranquilizer. Recreationally used as a hallucinogen.

7 According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the repeated abuse of PCP can lead to craving and compulsive PCP-seeking behavior, despite severe adverse consequences. Therefore, by definition, it is addictive.8 PCP can be eaten, snorted, injected or smoked. The effects of the drug can be felt within two to five minutes if it is smoked (usually applied to a leafy material, such as mint, parsley, oregano or marijuana). The method used to take PCP in to the body can change the effects that it has on the user and how long its effects last.

9 What Are the Effects of PCP-PCP can have different effects on different people. The way the drug is taken and the amount used can also change how PCP affects the user. Depending upon the dosage, PCP can have the following effects:

  • Low Dosage - Feelings of euphoria, relaxation, numbness, sensory distortions, feelings of detachment from one's own body, anxiety, confusion, amnesia, illogical speech, blurred vision, blank stare.
  • Medium Dosage - Confusion, agitation, analgesia, fever, excessive salivation, delusions, schizophrenic-type behavior, paranoia, disordered thinking.
  • High Dosage - Seizures, respiratory failure, coma, fever, stroke and possible death.

10 Withdrawal from PCP is a very dangerous process that should only be performed under the careful supervision of trained medical professionals. Withdrawal symptoms of PCP include the following:

  • Decreased reflexes
  • Weight loss
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Speech difficulties
  • Depression
  • Lack of impulse control
  • Coma
  • Suicide
  • Death

11 Users who are having a "bad trip" on PCP are usually placed in a quiet area or room with little sensory stimulation. Sometimes the user is given benzodiazepines to control seizures or extremely agitated behavior.

There is no known treatment for PCP addiction specifically, other than residential treatment and behavioral therapy used to treat any addiction.

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