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Addiction to PCP

Phencyclidine Christian Addiction Counseling

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About PCP

Phencyclidine (PCP) is also known as ozone, rocket fuel, love boat, hog, embalming fluid, angel dust, or superweed—was originally developed in the 1950s as a general anesthetic for surgery. While it can be found in a variety of forms, including tablets or capsules, it is usually sold as a liquid or powder. Phencyclidine can be snorted, smoked, injected, or swallowed. It is sometimes smoked after being sprinkled on marijuana, tobacco or parsley.

Signs & Symptoms of Phencyclidine Addiction

The use of PCP as an approved anesthetic in humans was discontinued in 1965 because patients often became agitated, delusional, and irrational while recovering from its anesthetic effects.

  • Headaches
  • Sweating
  • Numbness
  • Muscle Contractions
  • Anxiety
  • Aggressiveness
  • Loss of Coordination
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Feeling of Detachment
  • Memory Loss
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts

Effects of the Use of Phencyclidine

The use of PCP as an approved anesthetic in humans was discontinued in 1965 because patients often became agitated, delusional, and irrational while recovering from its anesthetic effects. PCP is a “dissociative drug,” meaning that it distorts perceptions of sight and sound and produces feelings of detachment (dissociation) from the environment and self.

First introduced as a street drug in the 1960s, PCP quickly gained a reputation as a drug that could cause bad reactions and was not worth the risk. However, some abusers continue to use PCP due to the feelings of strength, power, and invulnerability as well as a numbing effect on the mind that PCP can induce. Among the adverse psychological effects reported are—Symptoms that mimic schizophrenia, such as delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, disordered thinking, and a sensation of distance from one’s environment.

Mood disturbances: Approximately 50 percent of individuals brought to emergency rooms because of Phencyclidine-induced problems—related to use within the past 48 hours—report significant elevations in anxiety symptoms.

People who have abused PCP for long periods of time have reported memory loss, difficulties with speech and thinking, depression, and weight loss. These symptoms can persist up to one year after stopping Phencyclidine drug abuse.

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Treatment That Fits Your life

Hope Counseling offers Christian addiction counseling and outpatient treatment for substance abuse. It can be an ideal option if you have the motivation to get sober but can’t take leave from work, disrupt school attendance or step away from other responsibilities in order to stay at a residential treatment program. Hope Counseling Southeast works with clients to develop a personalized plan that outlines treatment goals. Different levels of outpatient services are available so that you can transition progressively from more frequent and intensive therapy to less intensive therapy as you show an ability to manage your own recovery with less clinical support.

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"NO WARRANTY" LEGAL NOTICE: While independent outcomes studies have shown very high recovery rates for indiviuals in our programs, we cannot guarantee recovery for any particular individual. Recovery and future abstinence from addicting substances and the effects that such substances may have on the individual or their life, actions, or their future are entirely dependent on the individual and how well they apply the principles we have taught them. We are an educational institution, and how the individual in our program learns from what they are taught and modeled here, is totally up to them. Individuals who stay the full term (until graduation) have much better long-term recovery from addicitons than those who do not.