PCP- Phencyclidine

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What is PCP?

PCP is an addictive white power "dissociative anesthetic" drug that was developed in 1950 as a surgical drug that made patients feel "out of body" and away from their environment. PCP was discontinued in 1965 when it was found that it made patients agitated, delusional, and irrational.

Ingestion

PCP comes in several different tablets, it can be snorted, smoked, injected, or swallowed. It is often sold as a powder or liquid. Many people use PCP unknowingly because it can often be found in marijuana, LSD, and methamphetamine.

Short term effects

At low doses PCP can cause...


  • changes in body awareness
  • shallow breathing
  • sweating
  • generalized numbness
  • and poor coordination
At high doses PCP can cause...


  • hallucinations
  • seizures
  • coma
  • death (though most deaths are from injuries and suicide)
  • and schizophrenia like symptoms

Long term effects

Long term usage of PCP can cause...

  • mental dependence
  • memory loss
  • difficulties with speech and thinking
  • depression
  • and weight loss

Signs of PCP abuse

  • Lack of coordination
  • darting eye movement
  • lack of pain
  • self harm
  • irrational judgment
  • memory loss
  • anxiety
  • paranoia
  • extreme violence

Signs of withdrawal

  • decreased reflections
  • weight and memory loss
  • depression
  • impulsive actions
  • suicidal actions