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Transcript of PCP Effects
Phencyclidine, commonly initialized as PCP and known colloquially as Angel Dust and by many other names, is a dissociative drug. (Drugs.com)
Effects (In general)
PCP is one of the most dangerous drugs around. It is known as "angel dust" "ozone" "embalming fluid", etc. PCP causes delusions and hallucinations with the human mind.
Increased heart rate
Increased blood pressure
Abnormal, rapid breathing
Changed emotional feelings
Loss of muscle control
Distorted sense of time and space
Sense of relaxation and well-being
Nausea and loss of appetite
Chills and flushing
LOng Term Effects
~Flashbacks weeks, months, or even years after the drug use
~Flashbacks may be set off by using other drugs or by physical exercise
~Flashbacks may be pleasant or a living nightmare
~Most flashbacks last a very short time, only a minute or two
~Impaired memory and concentration
~Possible severe mental disturbances
~Bad trips may last hours, weeks, and even months
Forms of PCP
LSD is sold in tablets, capsules, and, occasionally, liquid form; thus, it is usually taken orally. LSD is often added to absorbent paper, which is then divided into decorated pieces, each equivalent to one dose. The experiences, often referred to as “trips,” are long; typically, they end after about 12 hours.
Peyote: The top of the peyote cactus, also referred to as the crown, consists of disc-shaped buttons that are cut from the roots and dried. These buttons are generally chewed or soaked in water to produce an intoxicating liquid. The hallucinogenic dose of mescaline is about 0.3 to 0.5 grams, and its effects last about 12 hours. Because the extract is so bitter, some individuals prefer to prepare a tea by boiling the cacti for several hours.
Psilocybin: Mushrooms containing psilocybin are available fresh or dried and are typically taken orally. Psilocybin (4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine) and its biologically active form, psilocin (4-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine), cannot be inactivated by cooking or freezing preparations. Thus, they may also be brewed as a tea or added to other foods to mask their bitter flavor. The effects of psilocybin, which appear within 20 minutes of ingestion, last approximately 6 hours.
PCP is a white crystalline powder that is readily soluble in water or alcohol. It has a distinctive bitter chemical taste. PCP can be mixed easily with dyes and is often sold on the illicit drug market in a variety of tablet, capsule, and colored powder forms that are normally snorted, smoked, or orally ingested. For smoking, PCP is often applied to a leafy material such as mint, parsley, oregano, or marijuana. Depending upon how much and by what route PCP is taken, its effects can last approximately 4–6 hours
Abusers of PCP
~Robert Downey, Jr.
What are some short effects of PCP?
A. Poor shaking
B. Heart failure
C. Loss of Appetite
True or False:
PCP can cause death
Can PCP cause Hallucinations?