PCP, short for phencyclidine, is an incredibly powerful sedative drug. Most sedative drugs treat anxiety. They also help with issues such as insomnia, muscle spasms, and more. But, PCP is not sold legally due to its potency. PCP was an anesthetic used during surgery in the 1950s. It is now sold on the streets to be used recreationally. Overall, the consumption of PCP results in many effects that can be dangerous to an individual’s health, including PCP addiction.
The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse found that around 6 million Americans ages 12 and older have used phencyclidine at least once. PCP comes in the form of a tablet, capsule, liquid, crystal, or white powder. Users ingest the drug by swallowing, smoking, or snorting. They also mix it with marijuana and tobacco. Although small amounts of PCP are manufactured for research purposes, most of the drug is made illegally.
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