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Know About PCP Abuse Statistics as per NIDA

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In 1950, PCP was developed as as intravenous anesthetic. It is a powder of white crystalline which is dissolve in alcohol or water and it has a taste of bitter chemical. It can be smoked, snorted and orally ingested. It has different names such as Ozone, Angel dust, Wack, Rocket fuel.

PCP use causes physiological effects and increased rate of breath and blood pressure and pulse rate. Flushing and profuse sweating, breath becomes shallow, loss of muscular coordination, generalized numbness of the extremities may occur because of PCP abuse.

Statistics and trends:
PCP was abused by 99,000 Americans aged 12 and older at least once in the year prior to being surveyed, in 2008. PCP was used by 1.8 percent of high school seniors in 2008, 1.1 percent of seniors were using PCP in past year.

PCP was used by 6.1 million persons aged 12 or older in their lifetime in 2007, in the past year PCP was used by 1,37000 persons in the same group.

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Aug 31, 2010