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Drug Presentation

Phencyclidine
Juliana Hwang
Period 1

Name and Classification of


Drug

Phencyclidine (PCP)
Some street names: Angel Dust,
Peace Pill, Wack, Dipper, Happy
Sticks, Peter Pan
PCP is an illegal drug (Schedule II
substance) that is high for potential
abuse
Anesthetic, sedative-hypnotic,
hallucinogen

How the Drug is Used


Depends on the doses of the drug
Lighter doses consists of 3-5 mg are
smoked
Heavier doses consisting from 5-10
mg are ingested
Also can be injected
The drug is sprinkled on marijuana or
tobacco then smoked or cigarettes
are dipped into the solution

Why is the Drug Used?


Kill themselves or inflict self-harm
without feeling the pain
Originally used as an anesthetic/pain
killer for animals.
People tend to abuse the drug
They feel shocked, confused,
restless, paranoid, separated from
body
Its easy and cheap to produce, and
often disguised sold on the streets as
marijuana or LSD

Physical Consequences
They dont feel any pain, stuttered
words, numb, muscle spasms, etc.
Brain damage, harm themselves,
hallucinations, and darting eye
movement
PCP is fatal due to the possibilities of
kidney damage and suicidal/self
harm thoughts
PCP is addictive and affects the
individual mentally and physically

Mental, Emotional, Social, Legal


Consequences

Have inability to make decisions


Lack motivation, willingness to harm
self, anxiety, sense of impending doom
Memory loss, extreme violence,
paranoia, lacks rational judgement,
intense aggression
Under U.S. Law, if an individual holds a
large amount of PCP, or transported the
drug across state lines, they may face
federal prosecutions
When confronted in federal court, 100999 grams of PCP may face 40 yrs. in
prison, a fine of $200 million or both

Contd.
Second offense with same amount
may face 10 yrs. to life in prison, fine
up to $4 million or both
First offense with more than a
kilogram is same punishment as
second offense
Second offense with more than a
kilogram may face 20 yrs. to life in
prison, fine of $8 million or both

Statistics and Other Interesting


Facts
Abuse of PCP has risen substantially
by 79.3% since the last five years
In 2008, more than 37,000 people
needed to be cared for due to PCP
About 1% of high school students
reported using the drug
Treatment for PCP calls for round-theclock care
Therapy, medication, and mental
health assessment are also needed

Sources of Information
"The Effects of PCP Use." DrugAbuse.com. 2013.
Web. 08 May 2016.
"PCP Abuse & Addiction Signs, Effects &
Symptoms." Acadiana Addiction Center PCP
Abuse Addiction Signs Effects Symptoms
Comments. Web. 08 May 2016.

"PCP Abuse & Addiction Signs, Effects &


Symptoms." Acadiana Addiction Center PCP
Abuse Addiction Signs Effects Symptoms
Comments. Web. 08 May 2016.

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