Hallucinogens, LSD and PCP Facts
(Acid, Angel Dust)
Street Terms: (LSD) acid, blotter acid, window pane, dots, mellow yellow, Lucy in the sky with diamonds(PCP) angel dust, ozone, rocket fuel, PCP, supergrass, killer weed, embalming fluid, wack, ozone
What is It?
Hallucinogens are strong mood-changing drugs with unpredictable psychological effects. LSD, or "acid," is sold as tablets, capsules, liquid, or on absorbent paper. PCP is illegally manufactured as tablets, capsules, or colored powder and can be snorted, smoked or eaten. Other hallucinogens can come in many forms, including plants and cough suppressants.
The effects of hallucinogens differ greatly from person to person, time to time, and from drug to drug. This is mainly due to the significant differences in strength, amount, and chemical makeup of active ingredients. Because of their unpredictable nature, the use of hallucinogens can be particularly dangerous. People who abuse PCP for long periods of time report memory loss, difficulties with speech and thinking, depression, and weight loss. These symptoms can persist up to a year after stopping PCP abuse. LSD has an unusual "echo." Many users have flashbacks — sudden repetitions of their LSD experiences — days or months after they stop using the drug. Hallucinogen-related deaths (with the possible exception of MDMA and PCP) often result from accidental injury or suicide from the uncontrolled actions and emotions caused by intoxication.
PCP is addictive, its repeated abuse can lead to craving and compulsive PCP-seeking behavior, despite severe adverse consequences.
PCP: Disturbing psychological effects / Delusions / Hallucinations / Paranoia / Anxiety / Addiction / Aggression / Sleeplessness / Flicking up and down of the eyes / Drooling / Loss of balance / Dizziness / Nausea and vomiting / Trembling / Loss of muscular coordination / Cirrhosis of the liver / Numbness of the extremities / Increased heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure / Profuse sweating / Memory loss / Difficulties with speech and thinking / Depression / Violent or suicidal acts / Seizures / Coma / Drug death / Death from accidents while high / These symptoms can persist up to a year after stopping PCP.
LSD:Feelings of extreme terror / Feeling several different emotions at once / Rapid changes from one emotion to another / Terrifying thoughts like losing control or fear of insanity or death / Feelings of despair / Delusions and visual hallucinations / Tolerance - having to take larger doses to get high which is extremely dangerous / Dilated pupils / Increased body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure / Profuse sweating / Loss of appetite / Sleeplessness / Dry mouth / Tremors / Flashbacks —sudden repetitions of their LSD experiences — days or months after they stop using the drug.