Angel dust, hog, peace pills
PCP or angel dust, is an animal anesthetic that has very damaging effects on people. PCP effects are most notable due to the totally detached, sometimes violent, and crazy reactions of people using PCP. The effects of PCP on a person are disturbing. The user is not at all like themselves and can even go into a kind of living nightmare, where monsters are attacking him and life is very unreal. Sometimes the PCP user lives in two different realities, one when using PCP and the other when they are straight.
DRUG FORM & METHOD OF USE:
PCP is a synthetic drug that was originally manufactured in the 1950s as a veterinary anaesthetic. It became widely used in America in the 1970’S, but is very rarely found in the UK It comes in liquid, crystal, pill or powder form and can be smoked in a cigarette, snorted, swallowed or injected.
HEALTH RISKS (long term) which includes withdrawal & tolerance:
PCP is an anaesthetic which has hallucinatory effects. It is regarded as a very powerful drug that can have disturbing effects including distortion of the senses, mood and experience of time, dreamlike states, euphoria or depression, panic attacks, paranoia and aggressive, sometimes violent behaviour. Deaths have been recorded from heart or lung failure. As with any hallucinogenic drug, people who are already depressed or unstable are more likely to experience negative effects. Users can build up a tolerance to PCP. Some people who use PCP become dependent on it. Compulsive daily use and strong craving for the drug are not unusual.
PCP is controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act as a Class A drug. This puts it in the same category as cocaine and crack, ecstasy, heroin and LSD. Maximum penalties for supplying are life imprisonment and a fine. Maximum penalties for possession are 7 years imprisonment and a fine.