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PCP Drug Project
Transcript of PCP Drug Project
PCP was developed in the 1950s as an IV anesthetic, PCP was never approved for human use because of problems during clinical studies, including intensely negative psychological effects.
How it is Administered
This synthetic drug can be sold as tablets, capsules, or white or colored powder.
Often times this drug is mixed with other drugs for greater effect such as Marijuana, crack cocaine, and heroine.
In small doses: distinct changes in body awareness, similar to those associated with alcohol intoxication, shallow breathing, flushing, profuse sweating, generalized numbness and poor muscular coordination.
Physical effects of the Drug
PCP is a "dissociative" drug
this means that people may experience a wide range of effects ranging from mild to severe.
PCP distorts perceptions of sight and sound and produces feelings of detachment. Users can experience several unpleasant psychological effects, with symptoms much like schizophrenia (delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking, extreme anxiety).
Slang/ Street Terms for the Drug
*Angel dust *Love boat
*ozone *Fry Sticks
PCP is addicting; that is, its repeated use often leads to psychological dependence, craving, and compulsive PCP-seeking behavior. People who use PCP for long periods report memory loss, difficulties with speech and thinking, depression, and weight loss. These symptoms can persist up to a year after cessation of PCP use. Mood disorders also have been reported.
Rate of Teen Use in The Country
In 2008, 1.8 percent of high school seniors reported lifetime use of PCP; past-year use was reported by 1.1 percent of seniors; and past-month use was reported by 0.6 percent.
PCP withdrawal symptoms can occur within the first day of last use and can last for up to 3 months if you used it daily. Some of the withdrawal symptoms include:
-Excessive sleepiness -Violent behavior
-Poor memory -Hallucinations
-Confused thoughts -Suicidal thoughts
-Increased cravings -Delusions
*National Institute on Drug Abuse. Hallucinogens - LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, and PCP Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/hallucinogens-lsd-peyote-psilocybin-pcp on April 21, 2015
* Hartsell, Carol. "I Am Drugs: PCP." YouTube. YouTube, 25 Nov. 2006. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.