Phencyclidine (PCP) is a mind-altering drug that may lead to hallucinations (a profound distortion in a person’s perception of reality). It is a dissociative drug which leads to a distortion of sights, colors, sounds, self, and one’s environment. Ketamine (Ketalar), an anesthetic used for surgery and painful procedures was developed instead and is structurally similar to PCP.
Angel dust is also known as phencyclidine. However, Angel dust is a white crystalline powder with a distinctive chemical taste that readily dissolves in water or alcohol. On the illicit drug market, Angel dust contains a number of contaminants causing the color to range from a light to darker brown with a powdery to a gummy mass consistency.
What Does PCP Look Like?
Angel dust (Phencyclidine) is a bitter-tasting white crystalline powder that is easy to dissolve in water or alcohol. It is also dyed various colors and often is sold as a tablet, capsule, liquid, or powder.
How is pcp used?
Angel dust is available in a variety of tablets, capsules, and colored powders. Oral, smoking and snorting are the common ways of taking the drug. Smoking is the most common route when used recreationally. PCP base dissolves in ether to form PCP liquid. For smoking, PCP is typically sprayed onto leafy material such as mint, parsley, oregano, or marijuana. PCP may also be injected. The effects of PCP can last for 4 to 6 hours similar to lsd and dmt.
Effects of PCP
- It can change how you see reality. You can have hallucinations and see and hear things that aren’t there.
- The way you experience time may change, time may speed up or slow down.
- It might make you feel really happy and upbeat.
- It might make you feel very down, panicky and paranoid.
- You may believe things that aren’t true.
- Some people become more aggressive and violent.