PCP is a hallucinogenic drug that was originally designed to be used as a human anesthetic but instead was only produced as a veterinary anesthetic. Today PCP is no longer produced legally or used for legitimated purposes. It is an illegal drug that is abused for its hallucinogenic effects and is only produced in clandestine laboratories in the United States.
In its pure form, PCP is a white crystalline powder that readily dissolves in water. However, most PCP on the street is tan/brown in color, powdery or gummy in consistency, and typically comes wrapped in foil. PCP is most commonly sold on the street as a powder, but also comes as a liquid. It can be smoked, injected, snorted or taken orally. Usually individuals apply it to a leafy material such as oregano, parsley, mint or marijuana and then smoke it. PCP use often causes users to feel detached, distant and estranged from their surroundings.
Psychologically PCP use can cause auditory hallucinations, severe mood swings, acute anxiety, paranoia and hostility as well as psychosis. Physiologically PCP use can cause numbness, slurred speech and loss of coordination. These can also be accompanied by a sense of strength and invulnerability. A blank stare, rapid and involuntary eye movements and an exaggerated gait are among the more observable effects. Overdose can induce longer, more intense “trip” episodes, psychosis and possible death.
Street names of PCP include: Angel Dust, Embalming Fluid, Killer Weed, Rocket Fuel and Supergrass. Drugs that have similar effects include: other hallucinogens such as mescaline and peyote.
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