Located in the serene hills of San Rafael, Bayside Marin is California’s premier rehabilitation center dedicated to the treatment of PCP addiction. Bayside Marin blends evidence-based treatments with alternative, holistic modalities to comprehensively treat all aspects of our client’s life.
PCP Addiction Treatment
PCP or Phencyclidine was developed in the 1950’s as an intravenous anesthetic. Its use in humans was discontinued in 1965, because patients often became agitated, delusional, and irrational while recovering from its anesthetic effects. PCP is addictive and its use often leads to strong cravings and compulsive PCP-seeking behavior. PCP blocks NMDA receptor antagonist much like Ketamine, GHB and Ecstasy. With the nature of the drug, it is highly recommended that you or your loved one seeks rehab & treatment for PCP addiction. Bayside Marin, in California, provides luxury accommodations to address your PCP abuse & addiction.
What is PCP (Phencyclidine)
Street Names for PCP
PCP is sold on the street by such names as angel dust, ozone, wack, and rocket fuel. Killer joints and crystal supergrass are names that refer to PCP combined with Marijuana. The variety of street names for PCP reflects its bizarre and volatile effects.
What Does PCP Look Like
PCP is a white crystalline powder, much like Cocaine or Meth, that is readily soluble in water or alcohol. It has a distinctive bitter chemical taste. PCP can be mixed easily with dyes and turns up on the illicit drug market in a variety of tablets, capsules, and colored powders. It is normally used in one of three ways: snorted, smoked, or ingested. For smoking, PCP is often applied to a leafy material such as mint, parsley, oregano, or marijuana.
Effect of PCP Abuse
The effects of abuse at low to moderate doses include a slight increase in breathing rate and a pronounced rise in blood pressure and pulse rate. Breathing becomes shallow, flushing and profuse sweating occurs. Generalized numbness of the extremities and loss of muscular coordination also may occur. Psychological effects include distinct changes in body awareness, similar to those associated with alcohol intoxication. Adolescents who use PCP may experience interference with their learning process and with growth and development hormones.
The effects of abuse at high doses of PCP include a rise in blood pressure, pulse rate, with a drop in respiration. This may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, flicking up and down of the eyes, drooling, loss of balance, and dizziness. High doses of PCP can also cause seizures, coma, and death (though death more often results from accidental injury or suicide during PCP intoxication). Psychological effects of abuse at high doses can cause mimic the full range of symptoms of schizophrenia, such as delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, disordered thinking, a sensation of distance from one’s environment, and catatonia. Speech is often sparse and garbled.
History of PCP
First introduced as a street drug in the 1960’s, PCP quickly gained a reputation as a drug that could cause bad reactions and was not worth the risk. After using PCP once, many people will not knowingly use it again. Others, however, use it regularly, sometimes because of its addictive properties. Others attribute their continued use to feelings of strength, power, invulnerability, and a numbing effect on the mind.
Emergency Rooms and PCP
Many PCP users are brought to emergency rooms because of PCP overdose or because of the drug’s unpleasant psychological effects. In a hospital or detention setting, these people often become violent or suicidal and are very dangerous to themselves and others. They should be kept in a calm setting and not be left alone.
People Who Use PCP
There are various symptoms associated with long-term Angel Dust use, including memory loss, difficulties with speech, thinking, depression, and weight loss. These symptoms can persist up to a year after stopping PCP use. Mood disorders also have been reported. PCP has sedative effects, and interactions with other central nervous system depressants, such as alcohol and benzodiazepines, can lead to coma or accidental overdose.
With heavy usage of PCP, an individual must seek PCP addiction treatment & rehabilitation. With the nature of this drug, and the damaging effects of extended us, please call Bayside Marin PCP Addiction Treatment & Rehab Center today. As California’s luxury rehabilitation center, we will be able to address your concerns in a safe, comforting environment.