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PCP
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  • Authored by: Christine Adamec; Consulting Editor: David J. Triggle, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Understanding Drugs
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  • ISBN-10: 1438144814
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4481-8
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2017
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Phencyclidine (PCP) is a dissociative anesthetic drug and a hallucinogen that is usually either a white crystalline powder or a clear or yellow-tinged liquid, and it can be taken orally or smoked. Also known as angel dust, embalming fluid, or rocket fuel, PCP is produced in illegal clandestine laboratories and subsequently marketed to abusers. Phencyclidine acts on the central nervous system, but it is unique in that it can act as either a depressant or stimulant and has hallucinogenic effects, making it extremely potent and dangerous.

PCP discusses the history of the drug, its production and use, the risks of abusing it, and the treatments for PCP abuse or addiction. Dramatic "you-are-there" case studies show how PCP impacts real life, and sidebars offer supplementary facts, compelling statistics, and historical information.

Chapters include:

  • Overview of Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Historical Background of PCP
  • How PCP Works in the Brain and Body
  • Abuse and Addiction
  • Treatment and Recovery
  • Law Enforcement and PCP
  • Why Is PCP Use on the Rise?

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