About this product
What does it look like?
PCP can be an oil, liquid, powder, crystal, or pill. The color depends on what form the PCP is in and how pure it is.
PCP oil is yellow, pure PCP powder and crystals can range from white to light brown.
How do people take it
PCP can be sniffed, swallowed, or injected.
PCP can also be smoked if it is sprayed onto something that you can smoke, like tobacco, or because a cigarette has been dipped into liquid PCP (this method is sometimes referred to as ’embalming fluid’).
No method makes using PCP safe, but injecting, and sharing the equipment used for injecting, is particularly risky. You might overdose or catch a virus such as HIV or hepatitis C. There is also the risk that veins may be damaged and that an abscess or blood clot may develop.
How does it make you feel?
PCP is an anesthetic and painkiller, which means that it can produce dreamlike and ‘floaty’ or numb feelings.
PCP can change your mood and the way you feel in ways you don’t expect.
It has a number of effects:
- 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.
How does it make people behave?
Taking PCP can lead to a severe psychotic state. This is a mental condition that stops you from thinking clearly, telling the difference between reality and your imagination, and acting in a normal way. These states are temporary.
How long the effects last and the drug stays in your system depends on how much you’ve taken, your size, whether you’ve eaten and what other drugs you may have also taken.
Is it dangerous to mix with other drugs?
Using PCP and alcohol together can increase the loss of coordination/control and make your breathing even more shallow and slow.