PCP is an illegal drug abused for its hallucinogenic effects.
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In its pure form, PCP is a white crystalline powder that readily dissolves in water.
However, most PCP on the street is tan/brown in color, powdery or gummy in consistency, and is
typically transported in small foil wraps. PCP is most commonly sold as a powder or liquid, and
applied to a leafy material such as oregano, parsley, mint, or marijuana and then smoked.
Methods of abuse
Smoked, injected, snorted, taken orally.
Effect on mind
PCP use often causes a user to feel detached, distant and estranged from his surroundings. Auditory hallucinations and severe mood disorders can occur. In some users, acute anxiety, paranoia and hostility, as well as psychosis can occur.
Effect on body
Numbness, slurred speech, and loss of coordination can be accompanied by a sense
of strength and invulnerability. A blank stare, rapid and involuntary eye movements, and an
exaggerated gait are among the more observable effects.
Drugs causing similar effects
PCP’s effects are similar to other hallucinogens, such as mescaline and peyote.
Longer, more intense “trip” episodes, psychosis and possible death.