PCP By: Ella and Jillian

a dissociative anestetic drug

Description of PCP

PCP is a white crystallized powder that can be dissolved in water or alcohol, bitter chemical taste, and is on the illegal drug market in a variety tablets, capsules, and colored powders

How PCP is used

PCP is snorted, smoked, injected, or swallowed. It is commonly sold as a powder or liquid and applied to a leafy material such as mint, parsley, oregano, tobacco, or marijuana. Many people people who use PCP way do it unknowingly because PCP is often used as a additive and can be found in marijuana, LSD, or methamphetamine.

Street names

Some street names for PCP are angel dust, Embalming fluid, killer weed, rocket fuel, supergrass, wack, love boat, and ozone.

How PCP enters the body

PCP can enter the body when someone smokes it in liquid or powder form. When in liquid or powder it can be added to leafy substances and smoked in a pipe. PCP can also enter the body by being absorbed through the skin.

What category is PCP?

Hallucinogen, dissociative anesthetic, psychotomimetic, sedative-hypnotic.

What do all hallucinogens have in common?

Hallucinogens disrupt the normal functions of your brain, making it hard to think, communicate, and focus on reality. Panic attacks and dangerous accidents are all possible risks.

What do all dissociative anesthetics have in common?

Dissociatice anesthetic drugs distort perceptions of sight and sound and produce feelings of detachment - dissociation - from the environment and self.


Sedative-hypnotic drugs — commonly called "depressants" — slow down or "depress" the activity of the brain.

What are the affects of PCP?

PCP patients experience a feeling of being "out of body" and detached from their environment. At low PCP doses (5 mg or less), physical effects include shallow, rapid breathing, increased blood pressure and heart rate, and elevated temperature. Doses of 10 mg or more cause dangerous changes in blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration, often accompanied by nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and decreased awareness of pain.

What are the medical uses for PCP?

PCP has a medical use as a veterinary anesthetic/tranquilizer primarily used on large animals such as horses.

IS pcp legal? what are the laws against young people using pcp? What are the legal consequences of using pcp?

Yes, PCP is illegal in the United States. PCP is especially risky to young people. Moderate use of PCP can be enough to negatively affect the normal growth and development as well as disrupt the learning process in teenagers. According to the studies by the National Household Survey of Drug Abuse, nearly 6 million residents who are at last 12 years old have tried PCP at least once.

This graph shows how many 12th graders have tried PCP before. The most amount of 12 graders who have tried PCP in 12th grade is inn 1979 and the least is in 2004

Places to go for help

Full Recovery Wellness Center

Fairfield Business Center

333 Route 46 - Suite 205B, Fairfield, NJ, 07004



The Dunes East Hampton

201 Fort Pond Blvd., Suite 1 East Hampton, NY 11937