PCP belongs to the group of phencyclidines, a group of psychedelic anaesthetics which are still used today in veterinary medicine.

PCP (Phenyl-Cyclidin-Piperidine) is available in its pure form as a white, crystalline powder, but is also sold as a liquid, spray, in tab and capsule form. PCP is generally taken orally but can also be smoked, snorted or sprayed.

It is also known as Angel's Dust, Lovelys (cigarettes dunked in PCP), Space base (PCP and Crack), Black Dust or Sunshine (PCP and heroin). 


The effects are felt approximately 2-5 minutes after snorting and approximately 20-60 minutes after swallowing. The high lasts approximately 45 minutes to 2 hours, but some trips can last up to 48 hours. The effects depend to a large extent on the dose, how the user is feeling, and the setting (external factors/ environment) and so are as varied as the forms PCP comes in.

With a low dose possible effects include: euphoria, loss of inhibitions, arousal, restlessness, harmony, arms and legs feel heavy, confusion, insensitivity to pain, distorted sense of reality, hallucinations, calming effect and aggression (a controversial one as there are plenty of different opinions on this).

Overdoses can result in cramps, loss of consciousness and even coma. 

Short-term side effects

Contracted pupils, raised pulse and blood pressure, anxiety, disorientation, incoherent thinking, confusion, increased appetite, nausea, vomiting and a disoriented sense of space and time can occur. Powers of concentration, speech and memory may be impaired along with a lack of coordination.

Overdoses can result in paralysis and even coma, cramps and in some cases paralysis of the respiratory system resulting in death.

Long-term side effects

The occurrence of flashbacks caused by deposits of PCP which build up in the fatty tissue and in the brain is currently subject to scientific debate.

Prolonged use can result in periods of confusion lasting days at a time as well as psychosis. Regular use over a prolonged period runs the risk of physical dependency.

Interaction with other drugs

Mixing PCP and alcohol can be fatal due to paralysis of the respiratory system.

Safer use

PCP should not be taken in conjunction with any other drug. Spraying PCP is particularly dangerous.

When under the influence of PCP there is an increased risk of accidents (road traffic accidents, falling, drowning etc.) and the risk of self-harm. Therefore it is better not to use on your own or in dangerous places (building sites, roof tops etc.). Be aware of the impairment to driving.

This information is not intended to promote drug-taking. PCP is illegal under the BtMG (Dangerous Drugs Act) and possessing, buying or dealing in this substance is punishable by law.



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