Originally approved for use as a general anesthetic in the 1950s under the trade name of Sernyl, Phencyclidine was taken off the market in 1965 when it was discovered, through clinical studies, that it had hallucinating, disorienting and delirious effects on humans. Some veterinarians still use PCP as an anesthetic or tranquilizer.


Pure PCP is a white crystalline powder, which when dissolved in water or alcohol assumes a clear, yellowish or tan color.

Shortly after its use as an anesthetic was discontinued, people began to use PCP for recreational purpose in major US cities. It assumed different street names such as Peace Pill, Angel Dust, Super Grass, Amoeba, Amp, Zoom or Belladonna. However, surveys reveal that its use as a recreational drug has declined significantly from what it was in the late 1970s.

Phencyclidine is well-know for a variety of methods of usage. It is sold in a form of powder or capsules, which actually defines the method of consumption. In case of capsules, they are consumed orally. Powder can be smoked, snored, dissolved in water and drank or cigarette can be dipped into the liquid and smoked afterwards. The slang names for PCP taken last way are Wet, Dust Blunt, Happy Stick, Fry Sticks, Love Boat, Illy or Dippers.


How does phencyclidine kick?

The effects of PCP on an individual will depend on the size of the dose, the personality of the user, the condition under which it was taken, the expectation of the user and the user’s previous experience with the drug Doses of less than 5 mg may produce effects that are mild, while doses of 10 mg or more may lead to more intense and erratic behavior. Depending on the dosage, the user may experience the following Physical and Psychological effects.

Psychological Effects:

  • Difficulty concentrating and thinking
  • Mild to intense euphoria
  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • A feeling of Relaxation or drowsiness
  • Feelings of unreality and dissociation with the environment
  • Distorted sense of one’s body, including a feeling of weightlessness
  • Distorted sense of time and space
  • Visual and auditory hallucinations and other sensory distortions
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Intense feelings of alienation
  • Depression
  • Bizarre or hostile behavior
  • Panic, terror, or an overwhelming fear of imminent death

Physical Effects:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Poor coordination
  • Blurred vision and constricted pupils
  • Dizziness
  • Painful reaction to sound
  • Numbness or decreased sensitivity of fingers and toes
  • Blank staring
  • Muscular rigidity
  • Stupor or coma
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Alternating low and high blood pressure
  • Irregular breathing

Long term effects of the phencyclidine include memory problems, flashbacks, persistent speech problems, toxic psychosis and chronic depression. And result in suicide attempts and social withdrawal.

“Runs”- is a situation where chronic users may binge on PCP, taking it repeatedly for 2 or 3 days at a time without eating or sleeping. It is followed by a period of sleep. These runs may occur as many as four times in a month.

Is phencyclidine legal?

No, phencyclidine is illegal and its possession and usage can lead to a problems with law. There is basically no information about any country that declared it legal or decriminalized so be prepare.

Should I try phencyclidine?

Here, at The Most Addictive Drug, we think that there are much better drugs for you. Also, most of drugs that we “recommend” will not get you in a lot of problems, so no, you should not try phencyclidine.

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