PCP (Phencyclidine)

by Rob Miles

What is it?

PCP is a Synthetically Produced Hallucinogen. In the 1970s the US media demonized PCP and PCP users giving many outlandish claims including that PCP gave users superhuman strength.

Slang Terms?

Tic-Tac, Wack, Zoom, Rocket Fuel, Shermans, Supergrass, Crystal, Embalming Fluid, Hog, Ozone, Angel Dust, Boat.

Effects of The Drug

  • Distortion of sight and sound, and feelings of detachment
  • Delirium
  • Immobility, Amnesia
  • Numbness, Slurred speech, Coordination loss
  • Feeling of strength, power, and Invulnerability
  • Increased blood pressure, Rapid and Shallow Breathing, Elevated Heart Rate and TemperatureHighly Addictive


  • In 2007, 6.1 million people aged 12 or older reported that they had used PCP in their lifetime.
  • PCP can be eaten, snorted, injected or smoked.
  • 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.