PCP was developed in the 1950s as an intravenous anesthetic but, due to horrible side effects, medical use was discontinued. In its pure form, PCP is a white crystalline powder that readily dissolves in water or alcohol and has a distinctive bitter chemical taste. For smoking PCP is sprayed onto mint, parsley, oregano or marijuana. PCP can also be injected.

PCP is believed to be the most dangerous drug available. If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to PCP, have them seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects of PCP

The effects of PCP use can be felt for days. Feelings of detachment from reality, distortions of space, time and body image are common. Extreme feelings of strength are common and many users will become a “super hero.” This is a drug that should not be glossed over; the adverse effects are immediate, horrendous, violent, and cause the worst possible consequences.Most common side effects associated with PCP include:

  • Drop in blood pressure, pulse and respiration
  • Drooling
  • Slurred speech
  • Numbness of extremities
  • Loss of coordination
  • Blank stare, blurred vision
  • Rapid eye movement
  • Hallucinations
  • Convulsions
  • Acute anxiety with feelings of impending doom

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