Signs, Withdrawal Timeline & Treatment

PCP Addiction

Content Overview: Phencyclidine, also known as PCP or Angel Dust, is an illicit drug used for its physical and mental effects. Users many times are described as having “Hulk strength” and usually put themselves in dangerous situations due to reduced sensitivity to pain. South Coast Counseling has been helping those addicted to PCP for over 50 years. We understand the various effects PCP can have on the body and how to recover from PCP abuse.

PCP was developed in the 1950s as an intravenous anesthetic. Although its use has been discontinued because of serious adverse side effects, it continues to be abused. It is available in a variety of forms, tablets, capsules, colored powder and more. It can be smoked, taken orally or snorted. If it used for smoking, it is often applied to leafy materials such as oregano, parsley, mint or marijuana.

A hallucinogen, PCP causes the brain to have profound distortions of reality. At South Coast Counseling, we treat PCP abuse or PCP addiction. We have a team of experts who know how to effectively address substance abuse problems and help drug users regain control of their lives. With proper treatment, you can leave drug use in your past and regain control of your life and relationships.

It is known to produce intense, rapid emotional swings unlike drugs that are not hallucinogens. The long-term effects of PCP are not known, but the short-term effects can have a major impact on an individual’s perception of life.


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PCP Addiction



a feeling of overwhelming pleasure.


sensitivity to pain.


feeling of increased "super" strength.


users are known to feel invincible.

Facts About PCP Abuse in America

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Americans over the age of 12 have reported using PCP at least once in their life.
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increase in PCP-related emergency department visits from 2005 to 2011.
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of adults over the age of 26 have reported using PCP in their lifetime.

PCP Addiction Can Seriously Affect Your Life, Get Help Now

Contact us today to learn how South Coast Counseling can help you overcome your PCP use and attain a drug-free life. We have helped hundreds of people overcome drug abuse, and we can help you or your loved one as well. Take the first step in healing today. You will be glad you did!

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late.

South Coast Counseling has over 50 years of experience treating those who suffer from drug addiction & mental illness. Don’t become another statistic, get help now.

115 Americans Die Everyday from Drug Addiction.

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