Drug Project

How the drug is used?

  • PCP can be swallowed as a pill, snorted, smoked or injected into the body
  • Injection is very uncommon compared to the other methods of use
  • The amount of time that you will have the effects PCP gives will depend on the way you use the drug

Drug Classification


Physical and Psychological Effects


  • Numbness
  • Slurred speech
  • Blank stare
  • Loss of coordination
  • Rapid eye movements


  • Detached feeling
  • Severe mood disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Loss of contact with reality

Cost of PCP

  • PCP usually costs around $50-$75 for one gram
  • A half ounce costs around $250-$300
  • One whole ounce costs around $450-$600

How does PCP enter the country?

PCP is supplied and distributed out from California through gangs. They sell it in large cities, night clubs, and sometimes college campuses.

Legality/Schedule of PCP

PCP is illegal and is classified as a Schedule 2 drug

PCP Legislation

  • No recent legislation dealing with PCP
  • Anyone who is found with possession of PCP will be charged under state law
  • If an individual is found with more than 100 grams of PCP they could get charged with a fine of 2 million dollars and could face up to 40 years in prison
  • If it involves an individuals death then the person could be in prison for the rest of their life

Prevalence of Use in: US, MD, Harford County

  • More than 33,00 people have said they currently use PCP today
  • More than 500 people use PCP in Maryland
  • Not many in Harford County use PCP but numbers are slowly increasing

Potential for Addiction

PCP is highly addictive

Treatment Options

The best treatment for PCP is the combination of two drugs, trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. It must be taken every day for around three weeks. After its treated the dosage must be lowered so it does not return.


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