Phencyclidine, also known as PCP or angel dust, is a highly addictive schedule II drug and was initially created as a surgical anesthetic. As a result of its potency, many people who use PCP have a very difficult time discontinuing the use of the drug due to severe dependency and uncontrollable cravings.
However, you are not alone in your addiction to PCP. Our team at Future Now Detox is here to help you find addiction treatment solutions that fit your needs so that you can live a healthy life without drugs.
PCP is used for its hallucinogenic properties and is a dissociative drug creating distorted sounds and feelings, and altered vision. Illegal forms of PCP often contain even more harmful properties in the form of capsules, tablets, and powders. Symptoms of PCP use often include image distortion, disorientation, delirium, slurred speech and/or speech impairment, numbness, difficulty with coordination, amnesia, and many other complicated, unhealthy symptoms.
After using PCP, the drug stays in the body for several days as a result of binding to the brain and fat tissue, unlike most other hallucinogenic drugs that leave the body more quickly. Over time it will rewire your brain, making it even more difficult to discontinue the use of the drug, especially on your own. Severe addictions often result from the use of this drug, which is why it’s important to seek the help of a professional treatment center.
Common behavioral signs of a PCP addiction include:
If you think you might be addicted to PCP, we can help.
Detox is the very first step toward recovery. Also known as withdrawal treatment or detoxification, it is the process of clearing your body of drugs and alcohol. Detox is not an overnight process, but rather can take several weeks. That being said, the most intense withdrawal symptoms of detox typically occur within the first week.
A medical detox with Future Now Detox enables you to be in a monitored, safe environment while you go through the intial phase of the withdrawal process. Medication might be prescribed in order to reduce the overall effects and symptoms of withdrawal.
PPCP detox can last for several weeks, but many symptoms will only peak around the first week, typically 3 to 7 days. Withdrawal symptoms can be both physical symptoms and emotional, and they can range from mild withdrawal symptoms to severe withdrawal symptoms.
Physical withdrawal symptoms and emotional symptoms often include a range of the following:
You should receive treatment for PCP withdrawal at a detox treatment program as soon as possible. PCP is a powerful, dangerous drug that can lead to long-term health issues (both psychological and physical).
In addition to detox, other evidence-based therapies can help you achieve sobriety and a healthy life. These might include:
By meeting with a therapist one-on-one, you can improve your mental health and learn valuable coping skills for dealing with stress.
Speaking with and listening to others who are going through something similar to you can be powerful in your journey to recovery.
Other ways to heal from PCP addiction involve art therapy and meditation therapy as a way of expressing yourself and further understanding your addiction.
Additional types of therapies include employment counseling, various support groups, and financial counseling.
Detox and rehab programs play a vital role in helping you recover from drug addiction in the long term. The exact therapies incorporated into your treatment plan will depend on your specific needs. When you enter a detox program, your medical team will create a customized treatment plan for you.
If you think someone you love might be addicted to PCP, you can:
You are not alone in your PCP addiction. Our team at Future Now Detox is available to help you reach the sober life you deserve.
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