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Angel Dust
Angel Dust is also known as PCP. It is known as a Hallucinogen, but has the effects of a stimulant, an anesthetic, or a narcotic pain-killer, depending on the amount taken. PCP has been used as an anesthetic, medically; first on humans and later on animals. The street name is sometimes known as a "horse Tranquillizer."
 
Angel Dust can be sold as a powder, liquid or tablet, it can also be smoked, swallowed or injected. It is often passed off as LSD, marijuana, or other drugs.
Angel dust is sometimes taken with LSD and is often sprinkled on Pot and smoked.
 
Short-Term effects:
  • The effects of Angel Dust may vary greatly, more so than most street drugs.
  • PCP has both stimulant and depressant effects. These effects can include a sense of separation from ones surroundings and difficulties in concentration and communicating.
  • Users may experience distortions of time, space, and body image, may become highly confused.
  • With higher doses, some  people become paranoid, terrified, and either passive or aggressive.  This experience is referred to as a "Bad Trip" and may last several days. Some but not all, users experience an intense euphoria.
  • Occasionally, people who have taken PCP have been injured in accidents caused by drug-induced confusion. Some people have died as a result of accidents caused by this confusion.
  • A PCP overdose can cause convulsions, coma, and possibly death.

Long-Term effects:

  • There are not many people who use Angel Dust on a regular basis. It is known, though, that use over an extended period of time can lead to persistent speech problems, depression, anxiety, or memory loss.
  • Some users may experience flashbacks in which sensation or hallucination may recur days, weeks, or months after the drug has been taken. Anxiety and withdrawal from social situations may also occur.
  • It is impossible to predict the behavior of someone who has taken PCP. Users develop a condition similar to schizophrenia. Also, users cam become aggressive, violent, paranoid, and delusional. Users can also have auditory hallucinations.

Tolerance:

Tolerance is the capacity to absorb a drug continuously or in large doses without adverse effect; diminution in the response to a drug after prolonged use. This means that when as the tolerance of the drug increases, more of the drug is necessary to achieve the same effect. PCP is a drug that a users body can become tolerant to.

Compulsive daily use of Angel Dust and gaining a strong craving for it, is not unusual.

The effects of Angel Dust are unpredictable. Both short and Long-Term effects are serious and will differ for each person. Also, the user may experience new and different effect then when they used it before.  

PCP in crystal like form
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PCP dissolved in water